Physiatrist Dr. Val Jones first chose locum tenens as a way to stay involved in a clinical setting without committing to a full-time job. She soon realized that working locum tenens not only gave her the job flexibility she craved, but also improved her medical skills by exposing her to diverse learning opportunities.
“I didn’t realize this when I started, but getting exposed to different hospital systems, different patient populations, different peers who have different specialties and subspecialties have broadened my knowledge and made me better at what I do,” shares Dr. Jones. “People need to realize that being a locums physician actually improves your skills and makes you a better physician at whatever it is you end up doing short-term or long-term.”
In the video above, Dr. Jones shares the benefits of choosing locum tenens and answers some of the most common questions physicians ask about working locum tenens, including:
- What makes a good locum tenens physician?
- What makes locum tenens an attractive option?
- What are the benefits of working with a staffing agency?
- What have you learned from working locum tenens?
Read more about Dr. Jones’ experience as a locum tenens physician in this post.