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TECaN is preparing a goldmine of information to help guide you through your first years following training as a early career neonatologist. Whether in private practice or an academic setting, prepare yourself with these resources.


Navigating the Salary and Benefits Waters

One of the greatest challenges in looking for your first job is trying to make sense of the package of salary and benefits as well as the designated clinical, research and/or administrative time. Assessing salary is often challenging and discussion of salary is often a sensitive topic.

We have compiled several resources to help you start to think about the topic of salary and benefits and to provide you with some baseline numbers. It's important to remember that the salary is only part of the package that you are trying to negotiate, and you do not want to overlook other important issues, such as the protected time for research or other pursuits you are offered, and the amount of clinical coverage you will be expected to contribute.

Get started with a powerpoint presentation,"It's closer than you think: It's time to get a job: Compensation prepared by Eric Horowitz, MD, RD, FAAP from Womack Army Medical Center.

» Merritt Hawkins & Associates produces a publication offering an overview of common physician compensation models.

» The Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) produces a compensation survey report including both national and regional survey results. It is available for purchase.

» The Association of American Medical Colleges produces a report on academic physician salaries and ranges and breaks that information down into categories such as teaching, research, and patient care. Some program directors or department chairs may allow you access to their copy, or it can be purchased online.

Most importantly, make sure to talk with someone about this topic. Your fellowship director and fellows who have recently completed your fellowship are a great place to start.

Resources for Trainees: Made for us by us

The TECaN Council members have developed powerpoint presentations with the goal of making all neonatal-perinatal medicine fellows aware of available resources, to generate enthusiasm and participation, and to disseminate information and collect feedback from fellows.

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