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:

  1. 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.
  2. Work/life balance: Achieving a healthy work/life balance can be a challenge at times. As a GI locum, you have greater flexibility with your schedule as many assignments vary in length. This allows you to make time for hobbies and personal interests outside medicine.
  3. Freedom to choose your clinical setting: Pursue a career in an academic medical center or provide inpatient care at a hospital. Medicus partners with a versatile portfolio of healthcare facilities across the United States. In turn, offering you the ability to find a gastroenterology locums job that meets your clinical interests.
  4. Help communities with limited access to specialty care: GI locums play a vital role in helping communities that are experiencing a shortage of healthcare providers. As a gastroenterologist locum, you can work independently and take on diverse responsibilities. In addition, GI locums make a substantial difference for patients who may struggle to find gastrointestinal care.
  5. Travel Opportunities: Gastroenterology locum tenens assignments provide an opportunity to explore different places and broaden your professional network. You can look for work in a bustling city or a tranquil town. When traveling with Medicus, we handle the logistics - expenses paid. In addition, our loyalty program features travel upgrades to enhance your travel experience.
  6. Higher Compensation: Locum tenens GI physicians typically earn higher hourly pay than similar permanent positions. This is due to the increased need for your services, therefore increasing your earning potential.  


If you’re a GI physician interested in learning about locum tenens opportunities, visit our job board.