Dr. Nii Darko: How locum tenens changed my life

Dr Nii Darko and sons

As a child, Dr. Nii Darko wanted to make an impact — personally and professionally. Before becoming a trauma surgeon, Dr. Darko considered pursuing all the jobs kids typically dream of: lawyer, astronaut, doctor, professional athlete. Then he discovered that medicine was the perfect fit.

Dr. Darko took a permanent position as his first job out of training, but along the way he met other doctors who had taken a different track — humanitarian work, owning their own practices, and even some who were on TV. But then he found the perfect fit for his career trajectory: locum tenens.

Hear more about how Dr. Darko discovered locum tenens and how it’s changed his life.


Backdrop: 2012, finishing my fellowship in Miami and no decision bigger than where and how I was going to start working on my own. And there it was, the fork in the road, being employed versus something I had never heard of before, locum tenens. So, I decided to go the locums route, and I had a ton of questions then, I stumbled a bit, but eventually I was able to stand on my own, and I have been working locums over the past ten years.

Now, what about you? If you’re considering locums you probably have hella questions just like I did, like who covers my malpractice, do I really have control over how often I work, and what are the tax implications. Now, lucky for you, has the answers you need. It’s packed with unbiased information and advice from docs just like you. And there’s nothing to sell here, it’s just a simple resource for information like finding out what’s the average pay rate for your specialty. There’s even a quiz to see if locums is right for you. So, listen, take my advice, is the perfect place to start if you want to learn more about locums. That’s

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