State Spotlight: Where South Meets West

Do you enjoy traveling and experiencing a variety of practice environments? If you crave the flexibility and freedom to simultaneously create your own schedule and explore different states, you would probably enjoy practicing locum tenens (if you don’t already).

With this practice alternative, you can go anywhere. Not licensed in your dream state? Not a problem. Some reputable staffing companies, like Medicus Healthcare Solutions, facilitate and cover licensure in new states. Although finding the best fit could feel overwhelming, partnering with a knowledgeable recruiter can help you find the perfect placement to fulfill both your personal and professional goals.

Whether you prefer full-time locums work or you’re new to this practice alternative, your perfect opportunity is out there. Today, we’ve compiled a variety of assignments currently seeking locum tenens providers. The best part? They’re in ideal locations across the South and Midwest. Ready to take advantage of incredible cultural and recreational experiences while pursuing your passion? Look no further. Read on to find your next assignment:


You can find more than delicious fruit in the Peach State! Movie buffs, history lovers, and outdoor fanatics rejoice—there’s a little something for everyone. Tour a variety of music and art festivals, breweries and wineries, and plenty of shopping destinations.


Georgia has soared to become the number one film location in the U.S. No matter where you wander, you’ll probably stumble upon a location that was once captured on film. If you’re seeking a movie landmark, like the town of Senoia (recognizable to fans of The Walking Dead), you’re in the right state. Prefer fact over fiction? Visit one (or all) of the 11 sites that connect the U.S. Civil Rights Trail.

Thrill-seekers, head to the mountains and either hit the rapids or summit breathtaking peaks. Whether you choose to take a whitewater rafting trip on the Chattahoochee River, go tubing on the Toccoa River, or hike Amicalola Falls or Tallulah Gorge, you’ll be able to admire stunning views. Take it to Atlanta and walk or bike the BeltLine, then venture south and explore over a hundred miles of coastline and barrier islands.

If Georgia sounds like the right fit for you, we have several open locum tenens and permanent placement positions.


Nicknamed the Show-Me State for a reason, Missouri has plenty of destinations to check off your bucket list. Visit family-friendly museums, attractions, and historical sites like the Saint Louis Zoo and the National World War I Museum and Memorial. Take in the city lights and experience live shows, visit the Gateway Arch, and then tour the beautiful Missouri Botanical Garden.St. Louis Arch

If you’re looking for more of an outdoor adventure, there are plenty of roads to travel (some off-roading experiences, too). Journey Route 66 and admire the various sights along the winding highway to Hollywood. Then, continue your exploration on either foot or bicycle to the “Katy Trail,” a 240-mile limestone path and the longest developed rail-trail in the United States. Hike Ha Ha Tonka State Park, then dive even deeper into nature and enjoy the Lake of the Ozarks. Explore Dogwood Canyon Nature Park by Jeep, or tour Bridal Cave and Thunder Mountain Park on foot.

No matter what you’re looking for, Missouri has it—including plenty of locum tenens and permanent placement openings.


No matter your interest, you’ll find an outlet in Ohio! Whether you’re a fan of the outdoors or you’d rather tour a variety of exciting indoor attractions, you’ll find plenty of events and activities. The Buckeye State has an incredible arts and culture scene, especially the city of Cleveland, home to the nation’s second-largest performing arts district. Visit one of the most renowned orchestras in the world, the Cleveland Symphony Orchestra. Then, make sure you hit the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and the Cleveland Museum of Art. If you’re more interested in nature, tour the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden, Krohn Conservatory, and the Newport Aquarium.ohio bridge

Ready to head northwest? The Roller Coaster Capital of the World has plenty of family adventure to offer. Stroll along miles of shoreline by Lake Erie, Kelley’s Island, and South Bass Island. After, don’t forget to hike and bike through the 75 state parks and a national park. Hocking Hills, an 11,000-acre forest with caves, waterfalls, and a beautiful dark-sky park, is worth a thorough exploration!

In addition to its natural beauty and cultural attractions, Ohio has a variety of available locum tenens and permanent placement positions.


The Sooner State blends Native American culture with Western history and a little dash of Southern charm. Enjoy delicious BBQ, tour Route 66 relics, and visit plenty of museums and rodeos along the way. Hike the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge and summit Crab Eyes, Sunset Peak, and Elk Mountain. After you’ve exhausted the mountains, take it lakeside. Believe it or not, Oklahoma is home to over 200 lakes with plenty of territory for water recreation; sail across Lake Hefner, jet ski on Lake Murray, and catch trophy bass in McGee Creek Reservoir.crystal bridge

Contrary to popular belief, Oklahoma isn’t all countryside. Oklahoma City and Tulsa beckon urban dwellers. Bricktown is a unique downtown district with plenty of bars, clubs, shopping, and restaurants. After that tour, snap your picture at Skydance Bridge and head over to the Oklahoma City Zoo and Science Museum. Tulsa’s BOK Center hosts incredible concerts, and The Joint at Hard Rock Casino is a great couple’s getaway or bachelor spot!

Sound like the state for you? We have current openings for both locum tenens and permanent placement.

Whether you’re interested in exploring these states or other opportunities, call Medicus Healthcare Solutions at 855.301.0563 to explore your practice options with an experienced recruiter.

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