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New Grad, Spine Ortho

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I just received my first offer at an Orthopedic practice just 30 minutes south of Boston, MA as an Orthopedic Spine PA

2 days in OR/3 days in clinic. 40 hours.


Salary: 80k

"On call potential": "10-20k+" ($350/night on weekdays and $750/night on weekends)

3 weeks vacation

40 hours sicktime; 1 personal day

Full benefits

Practice pays for disability, malpractice, and licensing fees

5 days CME + $1500

401k +  3% match


Is this even worth considering? 

Edited by futurePA4312
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The base salary seems very low, especially for the NE, which tends to have higher salaries. In particular, a friend of mine solidified an Ortho position with similar time spread, in the same general area for a base of 100k with full benefits and no call (New-grad).

If its a position you've been longing for, then I would negotiate. Many practices or groups try to take advantage of new grads. Don't sell yourself short! Include higher base, clarity on call expectations, what the bonus/raise structure entails, etc. 

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