Physicians considering employment contracts often focus a great deal on the salary and the bonus structure. These components are critical, but other aspects, including the number and quality of benefits offered, must be reviewed to ensure the contract is fair and competitive. The following benefits were most commonly offered in contracts reviewed by physician search and consulting firm Merritt Hawkins & Associates:
Note that this information is derived mostly from larger employers such as hospitals, health systems, large medical groups, and community health centers. The employment terms offered by smaller groups may vary from what is described.
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