Esutt89 Posted October 12, 2015 Share Posted October 12, 2015 Hello, I am a new grad located in a major city of the Northeast. My future plans involve getting into emergency medicine. I currently have 2 offers on the table. One of which in a family practice, as well as a 1 year EM "fellowship". I also have an interview at an ER in the area (unsure of details of this job). EM fellowship: ER shifts only, 4-10's per week. No off site rotations. No didactic. Certificate granted after completion. - Salary is 58,000$ - 2,000$ CME - 2 weeks PTO - 4,500 yearly healthcare stipend - DEA, memberships, malpractice covered Fam Medicine: 4 days per week, one Saturday morning per month. Roughly 40 hours per week. 16-20 ppd. - 90,000 salary (chances for bonuses) - 5 wks PTO - full health care coverage (unsure of dental) - 401k up to 3% of salary match - non-compete for Primary care only (specifically written in contract) - CME 1,500 - Malpractice (occurrence made) Clearly these offers are pretty lopsided. My question is, is it worth it to take the pay cut to jump right into the ER? Is the transition from family medicine to EM difficult or do recruiters and employers look at this experience as a big plus? During both interviews I felt very comfortable with the attending physicians. They seemed to be very interested in teaching and supporting of a new grad (the one offer is termed a fellowship so clearly it should be). Also, the family medicine offer has a deadline 2 days before my interview at the other local ER. Not sure if I can get additional time to decide or how to go about it. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated. Thanks. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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