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The keys to physician employment contracts for a midcareer switch

With most U.S. physicians now employed, getting the employment contract right is essential. Dive deeper with seven key legal do’s and don’ts.

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For residents entering final year, a peek at the job market

If history repeats itself, most final-year medical residents will get more than 100 job solicitations—but some will get more than others.

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10-year trend on physician payment methods: What you should know

As physician employment grows in health care, doctors’ compensation methods—salary and bonuses—start to resemble other industries.

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Should you get a dual degree in medical school?

How long does it take to get a master’s degree in med school? What are the advantages of an MD-PhD? Can an MPH impact your career? Physicians weigh in.

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How final-year resident physicians can narrow down job options

Recruiting firm survey shows nearly 60% of final-year residents get over 100 job solicitations. Learn how to separate the wheat from the chaff.

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Why the NFL holds lessons for employed physicians

As physician employment becomes more dominant, autonomy is threatened. Learn more with the AMA about the potential of physician unions.

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One attachment every hospital employment contract should have

Medical staff bylaws can be make or break to a young physician’s hospital employment experience. Learn more with the AMA.

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Physician employee, partner or owner? 3 paths for young doctors

Physician practice options can overwhelm. Learn from experienced doctors how practice setting influences autonomy, financial risk and more.

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What I wish I knew in residency about private practice

It wasn’t easy for AMA member Daniel E. Choi, MD, to start his physician private practice. He wishes he’d known that it would turn out OK. Learn more.

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