By 2025, gastroenterology is projected to be down 1,630 physicians. Many gastroenterologists are leaving the field due to early retirement, burnout, or seeking increased work/life balance. In a recent survey conducted by Medscape, 64% of gastroenterologists reported bureaucratic tasks were the leading factor behind facing burnout, and 41% attributed burnout to a lack of autonomy.
A career as a locum tenens gastroenterologist provides solutions to some of the challenges in today’s gastroenterology workforce. Here are a few of the reasons why you should choose gastroenterology locums:
- Focus on patient care: Prioritize patient care and minimize your administrative burdens. Locum tenens work has fewer non-clinical tasks when compared to a permanent position. This allows you to devote more time to patient care and less to paperwork.