Emergency medicine locums physician Dr. Ripal Patel offers his advice to other physicians who want to join the ranks in the fight against coronavirus.
Author - Ripal H. Patel, MD, MPH
Dr. Ripal “Rip” Patel is the founder and lead for Mercision Emergency Medicine. He completed his MD at the UT Southwestern Medical Center, his MPH at Kings College London, and after a short hiatus in general surgery, he found his home in emergency medicine, where he completed his residency at the Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Patel is an Assistant Professor at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX.
Dr. Patel shares the locum tenens assignment checklist he uses to help get rid of the uncertainty of starting a new assignment.
An emergency medicine physician shares how the diversity of experiences a locums career offered enriched both his life and his medical career.
Locums has become my life: it is essentially all that I live, breathe, and do, and has allowed me to take firm control of my practice and deliver emergency...