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Match Week 2020: What to Expect

Posted by VISTA Staffing on Mar 16, 2020 9:00:00 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.

Match Week 2020 is here, with Match Day on Friday, March 20th. 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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Nurse Practitioners in Primary Care

Posted by VISTA Staffing on Jan 20, 2020 9:24:11 PM

 

A key challenge associated with the physician shortage throughout the United States is finding qualified professionals to handle primary care. Physicians have limitations on the number of patients they are able to see in a set time frame and may focus on specialized areas of medicine. Nurse practitioners in primary care are expected to grow by roughly 93 percent by 2025, a trend that may help relieve the pressure caused by the shortage.

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How to Maintain a Patient-First Approach

Posted by VISTA Staffing on Oct 31, 2019 9:00:00 AM

With the strenuous workload and stress-riddled environment inherent in the medical industry, it can be challenging to maintain a patient-first approach. When organizations focus on delivering a top-notch patient experience, patients are more satisfied with the care they receive and are more willing to seek it when needed, ultimately leading to better individual and population health. Additionally, organizations are more profitable when they achieve a higher rate of patient satisfaction.

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Topics: Physicians

5 More Medical Podcasts to Add to Your Playlist

Posted by VISTA Staffing on Sep 30, 2019 9:00:00 AM

For busy physicians, podcasts are one of the best ways to stay informed about changes in the industry and keep their skills sharp, even without a lot of free time. Whether driving to and from work or sitting on your lunch break, you can use podcasts to improve your patient interactions and the overall effectiveness of your practice, all while staying up-to-date on trends in your industry and the innovations that affect your work.

Yet because you don’t have a lot of time, you may be wondering which podcasts are worth investing in. Here are some additional top medical podcasts for 2019 that VISTA recommends you add to your playlist today!

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Topics: Physicians

5 Top Challenges Facing Today's Physicians

Posted by VISTA Staffing on Sep 25, 2019 9:00:00 AM

The healthcare industry is always evolving. As a result, physicians face increasing challenges as they work to provide quality care to their patients in a changing environment. Some of the most notable challenges facing physicians in today's world are described below.

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Topics: Physicians

The Critical Role of Primary Care in Locum Tenens

Posted by VISTA Staffing on Jun 27, 2019 9:00:00 AM

When it comes to the medical industry, primary care physicians (PCPs) bring several valuable qualities to the table: versatility, flexibility, and a wide breadth of general knowledge. Because of these characteristics, PCPs can provide comprehensive care, treat a range of medical conditions, and fill gaps in numerous specialties, including preventive medicine, adolescent medicine, family practice, and public health.

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Topics: Physicians

Life Lessons TV Doctors Taught Us Pt. 2

Posted by VISTA Staffing on Apr 10, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Spend a few minutes watching a top medical show and you will probably realize that many aspects of hospitals and doctor’s offices on TV aren’t realistic. Amidst all the drama, there are still valuable lessons to be learned from our favorite fictional doctors. We uncovered a few in part 1, and here are more from the most popular TV doctors.

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Match Week 2019: What to Expect

Posted by VISTA Staffing on Mar 11, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Editor's note: This post was originally published March 13, 2017 and has been updated for Match Week 2019.

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 2019 is around the corner, with Match Day on Friday, March 15th. 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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4 Questions Your Significant Other May Have About Locum Tenens and How to Answer Them

Posted by VISTA Staffing on Oct 8, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Your significant other plays a major role in your healthcare career. He or she has been with you through the tough times and celebrated your successes by your side. But when you first tell your significant other about potential locum tenens assignments, there are a few things they may want to know. And their understanding of this arrangement will help you make the right decision together. Fortunately, we’ve anticipated four questions your significant other may have about a locum tenens assignment so that you'll be ready with the answers.

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4 Locum Tenens Specialities in High Demand in 2018

Posted by VISTA Staffing on Sep 27, 2018 9:15:00 AM

Demand for healthcare practitioners of all kinds has been on the rise. In a recent report by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), data shows that the United States could see a shortage of up to 120,000 physicians by 2030. The same report also notes that one-third of active doctors will be retiring within the next decade, further impacting the supply of qualified physicians.

Not surprising, the physician shortage has spiked demand for locum tenens clinicians in several specialties. And while some have turned their gaze to the future - hoping to clear the bottleneck in medical training - we want to address what can be done to meet patient needs in 2018. Let’s look at the four locum tenens specialties in greatest demand below.

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About VISTA Staffing Solutions

VISTA Staffing Solutions has thirty years of experience providing award-winning customer service to clients and providers alike. Headquartered in Salt Lake City with additional offices in Atlanta and Houston, employs approximately 1,000 people between corporate staff and field clinicians and contracts with over 2,500 physicians across 60+ specialties and subspecialties annually. VISTA helps U.S. hospitals, medical practices, and government agencies optimize their physician staffing, ensure quality and continuity of care for patients, and maintain financial stability. As a leading provider of U.S. Locum Tenens and Permanent Physician Search Services, VISTA also operates, VISTA Select, a first-of-its-kind technology and services solution utilizing advanced data and analytics to provide healthcare organizations with customizable workforce optimization solutions.