Compensation is more than just a salary range. Below is a list of things you should consider when evaluating emergency medicine job opportunities.
Is the position salary or hourly?
Is malpractice insurance included?
What about tail coverage?
Is there an incentive plan in place, and if so, what are the components?
What is the patient load (e.g., patients/hour)?
Beyond compensation, there are a number of other factors to take into account when evaluating opportunities.
How extensive are the administrative support services provided to the group?
What risk management tools are available?
Does the group offer CME opportunities at no cost to the physician?
What about flexible scheduling?
What information technology support is available?
Are there opportunities for involvement and/or advancement?