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Hello Everyone,  

I am graduating PA school in August and have been given a job offer in Gastroenterology.  I am really excited for this job,  but don't know how to negotiate the contract or if it is good enough as it stands.  

starting pay is $90,000 salary.  mentions bonuses but does not have in writing a sign on bonus moving bonus, RVU performance, or pay raises.  

PTO 3 weeks, sick leave 1 week, CME 1 week.

$1500 CME per year.

year to year contract

malpractice is included but does not mention a tail

an 18 month non compete that covers two counties.  I would cause irreparable damage if I break this non compete.  

 

my negotiating leverage (I was an endoscopy tech for two years.  did my masters thesis on GERD.  I speak Spanish fluently).  

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A whole lot of what you can expect to get is determined by the local market.  While the salary surveys get you state data, there is considerable variation within each state.  See if you can some local perspective - from your state PA organization, your school - if there in this state.

 

That said, ask if medmal includes tail.  Ask for enough CME to do 1 conference a year.  You made no mention about medical/vision/dental insurance or retirement.  Ask about them as well

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