Committees  |   December 2018
Locum Tenens 101: What You Need to Know
Author Affiliations
  • Lisa E. Weiss, M.D.
    Committee on Young Physicians
  • Mark C. Bicket, M.D.
    Committee on Young Physicians
  • Monica W. Harbell, M.D.
    Committee on Young Physicians
Article Information
Airway Management / Critical Care / Ethics / Medicolegal Issues / Gastrointestinal and Hepatic Systems / Neuromuscular Diseases and Drugs / Pain Medicine / Patient Safety / Practice Management / Radiological and Other Imaging / Regional Anesthesia / Technology / Equipment / Monitoring / Quality Improvement / Committees
Committees   |   December 2018
Locum Tenens 101: What You Need to Know
ASA Monitor 12 2018, Vol.82, 38-40.
ASA Monitor 12 2018, Vol.82, 38-40.
Locum tenens, derived from the Latin phrase “to hold the place of,” usually refers to doctors who contract with a company to provide medical services for a limited period of time. Since its beginnings in the 1970s, the locum tenens industry has grown to over 25 companies and $2 billion annually.1  But how do you know if locum tenens work is right for you? In this article, we will provide a primer on what you need to know about locum tenens work, exploring both what you should expect from locum tenens work and what pitfalls you should try to avoid.
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