PracticeLink Magazine

FALL 2018

The career development quarterly for physicians of all specialties, PracticeLink Magazine provides readers with feature articles, compensation stats, helpful job search tips—as well as recruitment ads from organizations across the U.S.

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Practice l F A ll 2018 59 the C ontra C ts & C ompensation issue Hospital and C eo of Chamberlin Health Care Consulting Group, Inc., in California. Equally important is making sure your contract spells out anything required of you in return. "There is a risk involved (for the employer): If you come out and leave soon after, that's not a good outcome," Chamberlin says. "A common stipulation is that if you don't stay six months, you have to pay it back." Upfront cash A sign-on bonus is a common tactic to entice you to come on board. This is especially appealing to new physicians eager to knock off student loans and set up housing. While money is always attractive, don't get too carried away, warns Khaiser. "Don't get too caught up with a number," Khaiser reminds. "The amount may seem great, but read the fine print— there's always something attached. For example, if you don't stay at the company long enough, you may A health care attorney's review on an employment contract gave s ylvie s tacy, m .D., a sense of reassurance. It also helped prepare her for future reviews. See this issue's physicians in exclusive video interviews at PHOTO BY Eric and Jamie Photo

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