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FALL 2017

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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features 74 FALL 2017   PracticeLink.com MyAAMG.org Join Anne Arundel Medical Group (AAMG) for the opportunity to create a healthier tomorrow for yourself and for the one million people who trust us for compassionate, quality healthcare. Our offices are located in picturesque Anne Arundel County, Prince Georges County and on the Eastern Shore. All within easy reach of 534 miles of coast line, over 100 community parks and 15 national blue ribbon schools. As part of Anne Arundel Medical Center, AAMG is one of Maryland's largest multi-specialty practice groups, serving patients across five counties and growing. Freedom to practice the way you want. AAMG has openings in many specialties for Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, and Physician Assistants. For more information on these positions, please contact Kim Collins at 443-481-5166. mind potentially being given short notice," says Fork. Reason for termination is another key point; employees are either terminated "for cause" (often for issues with performance) or "without cause" (usually for reasons unrelated to the employee). Specifics vary among employers, so be sure you understand these definitions and their related details. For example, before you are terminated for cause, will you be given an opportunity to correct the problem? Finally, if you will be relocating for the job, you may want some additional protection, adds O'Donnell. "You don't want to move for a job and then get terminated a month later," she says. "Ask for a longer termination notice, (include) the ability of both parties to terminate only for cause, or negotiate to have your relocation expenses reimbursed." Before you sign: Consider what you need for a smooth termination of employment. Mistake #6: You didn't look closely at the salary and compensation structure By the ti me the employ ment contract is drawn up, your salary is usually already established. It's still prudent, however, to confirm that it appears as you expected, and that the compensation structure aligns with your personality, lifestyle and work ethic. Physicians are commonly paid in one of two types of payment s t r u c t u r e s : s a l a r y - b a s e d o r productivity-based. Productivity- based structures can be either relative value unit (R v u ) based or collections-based. "Some personalities prefer the flat salary model, which tends to be one where your earning potential is less, but so are the hours," says Salinas. "In a productivity-based system, your guarantee is usually lower, but the ceiling is higher, as long as you put in the work." The structure that works for you is a highly personal choice. "I know that I will be much happier and busier in a system that rewards productivity," says Salinas. Also consider any unique situations.

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