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Negotiating your first employment contract

Residency Program Insider, April 29, 2016

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New physicians often lack the legal expertise to fully understand their first employment contracts. Wes Cleveland, an attorney in the American Medical Association’s Advocacy Resource Center, says an experienced attorney can provide insight to help negotiate a fair contract.

According to Cleveland, residents and fellows may overlook the following critical issues when reviewing their first employment contract:
•    How the physician or employer can end the contract
•    When and where physicians will be required to work
•    How physicians will share on-call obligations
•    Who is responsible for purchasing tail coverage and for how long

Source: AMA Wire



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