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The Growing Gender Wage Gap in Medicine (and How Locum Tenens is Different)

Posted by VISTA Staffing on Apr 24, 2018 9:00:00 AM

 

Doximity recently released its second annual Physician Compensation Report, drawing on the responses of more than 65,000 licensed U.S. doctors across 40 different specialties to provide the most comprehensive view of physician compensation available. Despite the education and training required to practice medicine, there’s seemingly no exception when it comes to the gender wage gap. In fact, on average, the gap is greater in medicine than in other industries.

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Topics: Industry Updates, Physicians, Advanced Practice Providers, locum tenens work

Radiology in High Demand Again

Posted by VISTA Staffing on Apr 3, 2018 12:00:00 PM

In today’s healthcare environment, imaging is central to preventative care, diagnosis and treatment. New imaging technologies can enable life-changing possibilities — but not without the necessary manpower behind them.

Not so long ago, demand for radiologists was low. This was due to a large pool of residents in the specialty, suppressed imaging with the recession and growing use of teleradiology, which allows for the distribution of imaging studies nationally and even internationally. However, things have changed drastically in the last few years and even with teleradiology, demand for radiologists is back up. 

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Topics: Industry Updates, Physicians

March 30th is National Doctors’ Day

Posted by VISTA Staffing on Mar 30, 2018 8:42:36 AM

Editor's note: This post was originally published March 30, 2016 and has been updated for accuracy and timeliness.

While many of those that work in the healthcare profession know that March 30th is National Doctors' Day, there is a lot that’s unknown about the origins of Doctors’ Day.

Doctors’ Day dates back to the 1930s when a physician's wife in Georgia, Eudora Brown Almond, had a luncheon to celebrate the important role that physicians have always played in the local community.

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Topics: Industry Updates, VISTA, Physicians

Match Week 2018: What to Expect

Posted by VISTA Staffing on Mar 12, 2018 2:11:00 PM

Editor's note: This post was originally published March 13, 2017 and has been updated for Match Week 2018.

The Match is something every doctor remembers. Years of school, intense study and preparation lead to this moment when medical students learn where they will spend their next three to eight years or more in specialty training.

Match Week 2018 is around the corner, with Match Day on Friday, March 16th. To all medical students heading into Match Week — congratulations! No matter what happens, you’ve worked hard to get here and should be proud of your accomplishments.

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Topics: Industry Updates, VISTA, Physicians, Advanced Practice Providers

Top Mobile Apps to Help Your Patients Help Themselves

Posted by VISTA Staffing on May 16, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Do you have apps on your phone that help you get through the day? We mean mobile apps that keep you organized, remind you of things or save important files, help you reach goals or just stay connected and up to date. Now, how about apps for your patients?

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Topics: Industry Updates, VISTA

Big News for Locums Physicians: Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Updates

Posted by VISTA Staffing on May 2, 2017 1:00:00 PM

You’re likely aware of the buzz around the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact. But how does it work exactly, and what does it all mean for you as a locum tenens physician? If you meet the qualifications and you’re licensed in one of the eight principal states designated by the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact, you can apply for a letter of qualification and be issued new licenses in any of the participating states.

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Topics: Industry Updates, Licensing & Credentialing

Match Week 2017: What to Expect

Posted by VISTA Staffing on Mar 13, 2017 8:30:00 AM

The Match is something every doctor remembers. Years of school, intense study and preparation lead to this moment when medical students learn where they will spend their next three to eight years or more in specialty training.

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Topics: Industry Updates, VISTA, Physicians, Advanced Practice Providers

The Truth About Locum Tenens (3 More Myths Debunked)

Posted by VISTA Staffing on Feb 20, 2017 8:30:00 AM

The myths surrounding locum tenens work continue!

In a previous post, we addressed misconceptions around job factors such as money, stability, workload, and the ability to really get to know your patients as a locum tenens clinician. We’re continuing to tackle the many myths of locum tenens here. Have you heard any of these before?

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Topics: Industry Updates, Facilities & Practices

Keep More Money In Your Pocket! 6 Tax Tips for 1099 Employees

Posted by VISTA Staffing on Oct 14, 2016 8:30:00 AM

Locum tenens work offers exciting advantages for your medical career—your taxes just may be a little more complicated than a standard employee. Because most locum tenens work is based on an independent contractor model, a key part of managing your career is accurate and diligent recordkeeping.

Turn the following tips into habits to avoid surprises at tax time—and to ensure you take advantage of all tax deductions you’re entitled to.

Pay Yourself Last

Forgetting to set aside money for taxes could eat into money you have budgeted for other items. A good rule of thumb for 1099 employees is to pay taxes, debts and bills before paying yourself. That includes setting aside 40% of your earnings for federal, state and self-employment taxes. It’s also smart to set money aside for time between jobs to fill the gap in income, and to put a fixed amount into savings each month for emergencies.

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Topics: Industry Updates, VISTA

How to Beat the Summertime Staffing Demand

Posted by VISTA Staffing on Jun 1, 2016 10:00:00 AM

With the arrival of summer comes vacations and the need for staffing openings to be temporarily filled. Preparation for these openings will help smooth the transition for you and your staff.

Prepare for the Toughest Time of Year


Summer can be the toughest time of year for your private practice or facility. Vacations and time off are coveted during this time, which is great for providers who are afforded the opportunity to get away and relax with the family. But this can put pressure on your facility or medical practice and other staff members covering for providers during the absences. One choice is to lower the number of patients being seen. But this can significantly affect your bottom line. Consider the following remedies to beat your summertime staffing demand.

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Topics: Industry Updates

About VISTA Staffing Solutions

Founded in 1990, VISTA Staffing Solutions helps hospitals, medical practices, and government agencies in the US optimize their physician staffing, ensure quality and continuity of care for patients, and maintain financial stability. A leading provider of US Locum Tenens and Permanent Physician Search Services, VISTA has over 28 years of experience providing award-winning service in the locum tenens industry.

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