locum tenens physician filling healthcare talent needsPhysicians are in high demand. And according to the Association of American Colleges (AAMC), that’s not going to change anytime soon.

Statistics show that by 2034, the United States could see a staffing shortage of between 37,800 and 124,000 primary and specialty care physicians – and that’s where you come in.

SUMO Medical Staffing matches the most qualified physicians with facilities in need of specialties such as psychiatry, anesthesiology, critical care, pediatrics, internal medicine, and many more.

Locum tenens physicians contract with large medical centers, small healthcare systems and private practice groups, basically, any healthcare access point in need of providers. And locum physicians contract for a specific amount of time – sometimes weeks, sometimes months and in some cases, years – before moving on to another location.

The specialties in highest demand include:

  • Family Practice
  • Internal Medicine
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Nephrology
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Diagnostic Radiology
  • Pediatric Medicine
  • Obstetrics/Gynecology
  • Gastroenterology

Did you know locums can not only save you money, but bring in revenue, too? Find out how.

Locum tenens work began in the late 1970s when rural healthcare facilities found themselves struggling to hire enough staff to take care of patients. Interim physicians would contract to fill temporary physician vacancies. Today, the field has become a popular career choice for physicians and other medical professionals seeking a flexible schedule, great pay and the power to chart their own professional path.

Once you’ve decided to explore your options as a temporary physician, you want to make sure to find a medical staffing company you can trust. SUMO Medical Staffing has a proven track record in helping physicians find the job that best fits their needs. Our staffing representatives are ready to discuss your career goals and future. Request a consultation with a locum tenens staffing specialist today.