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What is Locum Tenens?

Locum tenens is Latin for “holding/possessing/maintaining the position." In the healthcare industry this term refers to a physician who is filling a temporary assignment. There are many reasons why some doctors choose to pursue locum tenens work. These include: Physicians who have recently completed their residencies, have not established a practice, are interested in trying different assignments,  enjoy traveling,  tired of managing their own practice, or who are interested in extending the period before retirement.

Medestar is a locum tenens physician recruitment firm, matching top physicians in all specialties, CRNAs, nurse practitioners and physician assistants with the nation’s leading facilities.

Our Specialties:

We recruit locum tenens and government positions for the following specialties:

Physician opportunities – Primary Care, Family Practice, Hospitalist, Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, Psychiatry

Advanced Practice opportunities – CRNA, Nurse Practitioner, and Physician Assistant temporary positions 


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