Requirements for Remote Physicians in Michigan
Working from home as a clinician is an excellent way to supplement your income and maintain a flexible schedule. There are a variety of full-time and part-time remote opportunities available in Michigan for MDs and DOs.
Once you have your medical license and are board certified, you can choose which type of telehealth position suits you best whether you’re located in Detroit, Grand Rapids, Warren, or elsewhere in the state.
Here’s what you should be aware of before applying to virtual care jobs:
Work-from-home physicians: Remote physicians are held to the same standards as their colleagues who treat patients in person. The main difference is that in telemedicine, you’ll use technology to complete synchronous (video or phone) and asynchronous (chat) patient consultations. It’s important to remember that you can only see patients virtually who are physically located in the state where you have a medical license.
Additional training: The standard of care in telemedicine is the same as with in-person care, and you will not need to complete any state-mandated training to practice virtually. When it comes to the technology and platforms you will use, many telehealth companies provide onboarding to walk you through these processes. The sessions may also include best practices for good webside manner.
Necessary documentation: Before applying to virtual care jobs, make sure your resume is updated and that you have all the appropriate paperwork confirming your education and credentials.
Telemedicine companies typically post open roles on sites like Indeed, ZipRecruiter, Glassdoor, and LinkedIn. These job posting sites are the best place to start your search for virtual care opportunities. Wheel matches physicians with remote positions and has a number of roles available for MDs and DOs in Michigan. Check out this article for tips on how to evaluate telehealth job opportunities in primary care.