Little to no time is devoted to helping resident physicians understand the complexity and tactics of negotiating their first job. As resident doctors, the salary is etched in stone, and there is nothing to negotiate.
Don’t expect your residency faculty will happily divulge their compensation package. Although this is a natural tendency for most when discussing their work, it is only one career satisfaction element as relationships, appreciation, work-life balance, and equality rank at the top.
Having sat on both sides of the table, the following are a few thoughts from 20 plus years of interesting career discussions. The