Locums for a Small World Blog

Want to practice medicine in Australia? Three doctors fill us in on work, play and the locum tenens lifestyle.

Tired of hearing about physician burnout? Here’s one possible solution: revitalize your medical career with an international locum tenens opportunity.

What's it like practicing medicine in New Zealand? Hear from three doctors about their New Zealand adventures.

The winter bucket list for locum tenens doctors who double as photographers – international edition

The winter bucket list for locum tenens doctors who double as photographers – U.S. edition

Global Medical's top 5 regions for locum tenens doctors to explore in 2017

The best digital cameras of 2016 to consider for your locum tenens adventure (when a smart phone camera just won’t do).

4 of our favorite family-friendly experiences in the Land of the Long White Cloud

6 striking U.S. Virgin Islands locales and experiences you’ll want to escape to this winter

Best restaurants, best bars and best pastimes in every single Australian capital city (pt. 2)

Best restaurants, best bars and best pastimes in every single Australian capital city (pt. 1)

Leaf peeping in New England: 10 regions and scenic byways you must visit while on locum tenens assignment

Spring is coming: Catch these 6 can't-miss locum tenens experiences in New Zealand

Road tripping across New York State: 3 top scenic drives you must experience this fall

And now 9 offbeat, extraordinary things to see and do in California

Dive into all-things Western Australia: Some extraordinary locum tenens experiences to look out for

Locum tenens adventures: Explore amazing landscapes and lesser-known gems across the Midwest

Before you embark on your locum tenens adventure – understand New Zealand’s Maori culture

Global Medical's top 10 states for locum tenens doctors to explore in 2016 (pt. 2)

Global Medical's top 10 states for locum tenens doctors to explore in 2016 (pt. 1)

Don't know where your next locum tenens assignment will be? Try the Gateway to Asia.

Your locum tenens guide to the 4 eclectic, electric regions of the United States

Global Medical's top 10 states for locum tenens doctors to explore in 2015 (pt. 2)

Global Medical's top 10 states for locum tenens doctors to explore in 2015 (pt. 1)

Global Medical's top 5 regions for locum tenens doctors to explore in 2015

8 holiday survival tips for every locum traveler AKA how to stay sane in a heavy travel season

Don't let state licensing bring you down

Locum like never before with our better, faster, stronger website

Only one word can describe New Zealand and that word is...

So long "Lower 48" and thanks for all the traffic jams

Texas is the reason to locum

Locum in the land of giants: Or, of mystical coast and titanic trees

The locum guide to architecture, iconic watering holes & the best damn pancakes in California

For those about to camp...we salute you

Barefoot and dangling a string of rotten meat, or this ain’t your mama’s seafood!

If it feels as if you've been here before, it was probably in your dreams

Tallebudgera: A Midsummer Oz Dream

Bing Crosby wasn't thinking of beaches and barbies but we are...

Two turtle doves and one well-traveled doctor: Guess who’s back at the Top End?

Doc Abbott rides again, part 2

From stuffies & gaggers to lobstah & chowdah: 5 stateside spots for food-loving locums

"Doc" Rick Abbott rides again (part 1)

One place. Six seasons. A kakadu of species.

The NY noshing, skiing, fishing, sailing, best-time-you-ever-had-as-a-locum assignment

These birds like their nectar shaken, not stirred

Why do you move around? The MD from MD answers the burning question about locums.

Think of it as a cross between ancient art and a great daily catch

We're in a Missouri state of mind

Take a walk on the wild side in New Zealand

How Dr. Starkey got her groove back: An open letter to doctors considering a locum

Not all those who wander are lost: off the beaten path with a nomad locum

Locums are sussing out the ski fields Down Under

Ningaloo: where the earth is red, the water is blue & gentle giants roam freely

Dive into New Zealand's Capital of Cool

Australia: where classic waves roll, breaks are untouched and beaches are Manly

Where can you ski and surf on the same day? (Hint: it's like no other)

In Tasmania you won't run away from your problems, you'll bike.

The kea: the cheeky bird New Zealanders love to hate

Don’t put all your (chocolate) bilbies in one basket

The incredible (edible) boab

Put Wanaka at the top of your Wanderlist

Five Aussie inventions that changed the world

An eccentric shop owner...a mysterious dame...intrigue...a must-read!

70 years later, Darwin is an all-new frontline; just ask Dr. Starkey.

Call Stradivari for a violin; termites for a didjeridu.

To the boatload of Scots who disembarked in Tasmania, thanks for golf.

Picasso and Pollack walk into a museum in Australia...

Locum here and you'll never get your head out of the clouds

A harness, a helmet & a nappy.... Name 3 things you should take to New Zealand.

From the Top End of Down Under, it's a new year with Dr. Starkey.

Pack up your tucker bag! ‘Tis the season for Australian edibles.

Tasmania: Where pademelons run amok and Boag's beer is magically brewed

Kerouac’s got nothing on this cross-country adventure

Spectacular swirls in the Australian nighttime sky

Finally - once again - black becomes gold!

You can't rain on Dr. Starkey's locum parade (well, maybe during the wet season)

Put the bottom of the north at the top of your list

Great ball of fire?! Meet Australia’s master of light and exposure photography.

Omaka is not a museum, it's an experience

You can take the Dane out of New Zealand, but you can't take the Kiwi out of the Dane

5 far-out spots to spend the dog days of summer

Crikey, Cadel! Grit powers “Old Man Evans” to Australia’s first Tour de France Victory

Peter Bush, Hard on the Heels of the All Blacks

Aussie film festivals get a big thumbs up

Locum off the grid: Find yourself in Alaska’s famed Inside Passage

Emperor of New Zealand: Happy Feet finds fame a long, long way from home

Leaving New Zealand: The Taylors say so long to feijoa fruit, friends & more

Ta moko: Don't take this tattoo art at face value

Kiwi locums are atwitter over their fair-feathered friend

Beer me, America: 5 microbrewery tours you don't want to miss

Dr. Starkey bids farewell to Tasmania: her own piece of heaven on earth

Pack up your cats & dogs - New Zealand introduces new animal import laws!

Nirvana, maybe. Kiwiana, definitely.

Five things to add to your Australia locum list

Locums: did you hear the one about the goat, the hippies and the old Protestant church?

Locums: You know you're in Christchurch when...

Locum tenens help quake victims in Christchurch

Five gotta-have gadgets for every locum traveler

A locum plan to “get amongst it” in New Zealand

The Australian Open in Melbourne, a sweet spot for locum tennis fans

From Port Arthur to the petting zoo, more locum tales from Dr. Starkey

Forget the milk and cookies: hokey pokey's what it's all about in New Zealand

Australia locums: Quick, name that creature!

Why locum in Colorado? It's no great mystery.

A locum tenens guide to speaking 'New Zillund'

Locums: Meet Australia's rebel with some claws

Southern California: The happiest place to locum

A bite of Tasmania: Another locum adventure with Dr. Starkey

Locums: Why did the Cassowary cross the road?

'Tis the season for tailgating

Locum lore: favorite 5 stories revisited

Now casting: Locum anglers, part II

Ta moko: A rite of passage for any New Zealand locum tenens

Now casting: Locum anglers

Locum cavers take to the underground in Oz

Minnesota: Land of lakes, loons and locum tenens

All work and no play makes Bentch a dull doctor

For your next locum adventure, look to the skies

"Mister" Bentch goes to NZ: A locum Down Under, Part II

Slow down and locum in the prune-popping, hippie-loving California Sutter Buttes

Retired doctor sets sail in Caribbean, but locum winds blow him to New Zealand

Locum in Oregon? There’s more than one reason to “just do it”

Locum tenens doctor 'tossed by the wind' in New Zealand & Oz

3 reasons Western Nevada will tickle your locum tenens ribs

Some see a hillside, locum tenens see a thrillride

Protect Mother Nature: take a locum traveler’s Hippocratic Oath

There's an opportunity in every difficulty, says Dr. Francina Hoffman

Biplanes, sky swings, yacht races & jet boats: it's all in a locum day's work

Doctor MacKenzie, I presume? A locum tenens guide to golf courses in Australia

Locum where the Rough Riders rode and "Easy Rider" became a touchstone for a generation

Locum Here and Enjoy the 7 Wonders of Illinois

Packing for a locum Down Under: forget the fear & loathing

From tall trees, to deep caves, to fine wines: more adventures with locum doc Starkey

Locum Doctor Down Under: On kayaks, clams, kitsch and being first to ring in the New Year

How one lonely woman inspired the most treasured Australian holiday tradition

Forget the Turkey: Try Some Bush Damper & Morten Bay Bugs

It's a Wonderful Locum Life in Upstate New York

7 sure-fire tips for would-be Kiwi drivers

Australia's Red Center: Where fly netting is fashionable, women ride camels & the stars are otherworldly

Where roses "riot" and the rain brings a new crop of waterfalls

Where Mother Nature sings the blues in color

The daily concert outside my window

Never anger a male cassowary, and other lessons from a bird-loving South African locum

My locum adventures 'beyond the black stump'

Little known ways to discourage a water buffalo and other tips from a rural Aussie locum

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Twice a month, our inquisitive locum tenens community asks us to tackle topics ranging from cuisine and culture to recreation and entertainment. We also include great storytelling from our doctors. Have a topic you’d like to read about? Let us know.

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