Hi everyone, I received my first offer today after applying for what feels like a million jobs. The position is in emergency medicine. It's a hospital I worked in prior to PA school. They are offering me the following:
$60/hour with a guarantee of 120 hours per month (equals out to $86,400 annually)
120 hours PTO annually and 40 hours long term sick annually.
Malpractice and tail insurance as well as CME credits through the company's online learning institute.
Benefits: medical, eye, dental and 401K with up to 3% match after a year of employment
No reimbursement for licensing, DEA, or CME allowance as they provide CME credits through their online learning institute.
I'm satisfied with the hourly rate, it's pretty on par with what I see in the AAPA salary report for NY new grads, but my question is - is this a good offer? The annual salary is quite low compared to the salary report for EM positions, but I believe that's due to the low number of monthly hours. I've asked for a signon bonus and I've asked to be guaranteed 140 hours per month as that raises my salary considerably, but I'm looking for opinions as I'm new at this and want to make sure I don't take the first offer I get just out of excitement to be offered a job.
Did anyone study some type of resource in advance for their ER rotation during clinical year? If so, what book/resource did you use? I have it as my first rotation and I am extremely interested in doing ER in the future so I definitely want to impress. Any tips would be great!