Convincing a doctor to move – whether it’s for a locum tenens position or an opportunity for the doctor to settle down – is easier if your candidate has a personal connection or local tie to your community or state. Did the physician candidate (or their spouse or partner) get their undergraduate degree at a local University? Maybe he or she attended medical school or completed their residency training there? Was the candidate – or their spouse – born there? Perhaps they have family or close friends who live nearby. Candidates are often willing, eager even, to go back to their roots.