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News, Tips, and Trends for Healthcare Professionals

The Ultimate Guide to Joining/Starting a Private Practice

The Ultimate Guide to Joining/Starting a Private Practice

What General Surgeons Earn: The 2013 Salary Report

What General Surgeons Earn: The 2013 Salary Report

5 Things NPs Should Know about Finding the Right Job

5 Things NPs Should Know about Finding the Right Job

Using Locum Tenens Assignments to Find Permanent Employment Opportunities

Using Locum Tenens Assignments to Find Permanent Employment Opportunities

Contract Advice for Recent Medical School Graduates

Contract Advice for Recent Medical School Graduates

Refreshing Your Interview Skills

We all know that practice makes perfect. As you begin your job search, it's important to sharpen up your interview skills. Consider this a quick refresher course on things to remember—and practice—before you meet with a potential employer. Read more

What Physicians Should Know about Vendor Management Systems (VMS) and Medical Liability

For years, hospitals have used software-based Vendor Management Systems (VMS) to manage interactions with vendors and to control spending for commodity items such as syringes and bandages. Now, some hospitals are implementing VMS to control staffing costs as well. CompHealth chooses not to participate in the VMS model for physician staffing because it does not provide quality service to our hospital clients or our physicians. Read more

Infographic: Becoming More Productive at Work

We work with physician recruiters across the country — and we know just how busy and hectic your job can be. To better understand what productivity challenges you face each day, we recently surveyed a number of ASPR members. Here’s what we found out, plus a few quick tips for making the most of your day. Read more

Infographic: How to Attract and Retain Top Physicians

We recently teamed up with FierceHealthcare to find out the main reasons why physicians leave their organizations, and to learn what those organizations are doing to attract and retain top talent. Read more

Using Locum Tenens to Maintain Medical Licensing While Living Outside the U.S.

“I think everyone should work locum tenens at least once to see how other practices function and experience other environments, whether they’re private, government or community health centers.” Read more

3 Ways Physicians can Improve Adaptability Skills

Doctors who travel to new practices face a host of complex challenges. They interact with new colleagues and patients and often work with new tools and processes. Adaptability is one of the most important qualities a locum provider can possess. There are three tools that can help a doctor become more adaptable to new surroundings. Read more

7 Things All Doctors Should Do Before Signing a Contract

After years of medical school and residency—and mounds of student debt—we find that most of them can’t wait to land that first job and start making money. But many doctors aren't exactly comfortable dealing with contracts and negotiation. Here are a few things doctors should be aware of before signing on the dotted line. Read more

What General Surgeons Earn: The 2013 Salary Report

Surgeons continue to be needed in hospitals around the country. In fact, the demand for general surgery jobs is expected to grow 18 percent through 2022, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Read more

5 Things Employers Want in a Locum Tenens Physician

CompHealth recently met with health systems of all sizes to find out what makes a successful locum tenens physician. Not surprisingly, employers want someone with more than just great clinical skills. Read more

Contract Advice for Recent Medical School Graduates

Right out of residency or fellowship, young doctors are faced with a million choices about which direction to take their career. Dr. John Thieszen shares his advice about what new graduate physicians should know before they sign their first contract. Read more