This is an 100% outpatient practice. They have multiple locations but I'll be working between two clinics in a major city with high COL. I interviewed with the director of Human Resources and I'm scheduled tomorrow for a tour of one of the clinics that I'll be assigned to.
40 hours per week, Mon-Friday (No weekends, no on-call)
Medical, Dental & Vision
5 sick days with accrual to up to 2 weeks the first 2 years
Reimbursement for DEA & State License renewal fees, not initial
3 CME days annually
$500 CME annually
6 month training period; there will always be 2-3 doctors/NPs/PAs on-site.
18-20 patients per day (They assign 15 minute blocks for Follow Ups and 45 minutes blocks for New Consults)
*I'm not sure whether malpractice includes tail coverage and whether 401k includes matching, but I'll be getting the official contract by the end of this week
A couple concerns:
Lower than average salary for my location. I'm thinking of countering with 105k. Average starting salary in my area is 110k but to be honest this is the best offer I've received. I know a few classmates who accepted an equivalent ~110k salary with small physician-owned practices but were lacking on benefits (e.g. no Medical/Dental/Vision, no 401k)
As detailed in another post, I'm not sure if oncology is the specialty I want to stay in (although I want to stay in the general internal medicine field). However this is the best best offer I've received after looking for the past 2-3 months. I know that's not a relatively long time for a job hunt and I am okay with searching a bit longer for a better offer in a more generalized field; I'm just not sure if it will come at this point.
Any thoughts appreciated.
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