I was looking at my calendar the other day and was very pleased that I had locums assignments scheduled for the rest of the year. Thinking that my schedule was all set, I got a phone call from my locums recruiter. He told me that my two remaining assignments at a particular hospital have been cancelled. The hospital hired some full-time physicians and they no longer needed my services.

I wish I could say I was surprised, but I wasn’t. In fact, my locums recruiter was more surprised about the cancellation than I was. However, while at that hospital on assignment, I knew that they would soon no longer need to use locums physicians. In fact, I even refused to schedule any more assignments at this hospital when my locums recruiter suggested that I do when I talked to him several weeks ago.

See, I knew this was coming. I even told my recruiter that this hospital would no longer need locums physicians. He didn’t believe me.


How did I know this? Over the last 10 years, I have worked numerous locums assignments. I have become a pro at gauging how long an assignment will last. I am an expert in determining whether a locums opportunity is temporary, lasting for a few shifts, or long term, lasting a few months. And I have developed as system for deciphering these things. I have inside information that even locums recruiters don’t know. Often the client is saying one thing to the locums recruiter, when in fact the reality is much different.

And I want to share my system with you. In my Locums Life Academy, I teach you how to:

Know when a client is likely to cancel an assignment

What to do in case an assignment gets cancelled

How to make your schedule to decrease the impact of cancellations

As a locums physician, the last thing you want is any interruptions in your income. That is why cancellations of an assignment can be stressful. However, it does not have to be this way.

Go to www.LocumsLifeAcademy.com. Discover the tools, tips, and strategies to succeed as a locums physician so you a practice medicine on your own terms.


Dr. Stephanie

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