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The Podcast by KevinMD

Sep 27, 2022

"Take the time to invest in yourself; it is the best investment you can make. Work to improve your communication, negotiation skills, and financial literacy skills. Think twice before accepting the first offer at face value; you owe it to yourself.

Have a contract lawyer review your contract. A number of factors go into a contract, more so than salary. Consider vacation time, CME time, the amount of call, noncompetes, partnership eligibility, and benefits.

Both parties: Have the discussion. Why is this? What can be done about it? Openly discuss and don’t shy away from difficult conversations.

Be the change maker."

Sharon McLaughlin is a surgeon.

She shares her story and discusses her KevinMD article, "We are all responsible for women physicians’ pay discrepancy."

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