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Thread: Recent Accident to My Son

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    I have a Unum disability policy, and when mine was written the loss of the use of 2 legs was considered a presumptive claim, and I do not have to report earnings, and it did not expire when I turned 65. The policy is pretty straightforward, and should spell out his coverage.
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    Brian accepted the position at the Medicare Innovation Center he starts work Oct 3. I don't think that he's being paid what he should be paid. Because of the low starting salary I think that this job will not be a long term position which is ironic. When Brian interviewed for the job they asked him to make a two year commitment.

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    Congratulations to your soon-to-be-employed son. Is he on "Term" employment that ends after 2 years or is his job a permanent position ?
    After he's finished the federal work day, he can go home and rest. As a medical intern he'd have those "long-call" days during the week where he's up and on from 7AM-9PM.
    Brian will do good things with his life. Think of this first job as a stepping stone.

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    The job is a permanent position. I only mentioned the two year issue because I thought it was ridicules that any employer would ask for such a commitment. It's my opinion that people stay at a job because the work is interesting the compensation is fair. In this case they're hiring a very qualified person but they're not paying him a fair salary. Like you said the job is a stepping stone.

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    Wonderful news! Congratulations to your son.

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    That's not a bad starting salary for 1st year out of MED school, for a government position with job security, locked in salary increases and great benefits, and normal working hours with low stress. I also look at it as a training opportunity with room for growth.

    Remember, his classmates will be earrning ?25k less than him for several years with crazy high stress and hours. Also, many docs are not making the big bucks that people think.

    congratulations!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hlh View Post
    That's not a bad starting salary for 1st year out of MED school, for a government position with job security, locked in salary increases and great benefits, and normal working hours with low stress. I also look at it as a training opportunity with room for growth.

    Remember, his classmates will be earrning ?25k less than him for several years with crazy high stress and hours. Also, many docs are not making the big bucks that people think.

    congratulations!
    Yeah, it isn't all a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Although, my cousin, just finished residency, his first official job at a hospital is grossing $190k per year. He was pulling ~$65k a year during residency.
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    And 65k was his last year. It starts quite a bit lower your first year of residency, and increases each year.

    190k is an awesome salary for a doc - especially for a starting salary. It varies dramatically depending on your training/specialty/location.

    And then you need to start paying back 200-250k in loans for med school. Ouch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hlh View Post
    And 65k was his last year. It starts quite a bit lower your first year of residency, and increases each year.

    190k is an awesome salary for a doc - especially for a starting salary. It varies dramatically depending on your training/specialty/location.

    And then you need to start paying back 200-250k in loans for med school. Ouch.
    He does something in cardiology, becoming an invasive specialist, IIRC. He said his expectations are $500k + within the next 5-10 years, steadily increasing until then. Haven't seen much of him recently.
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    For the higher salaries, Brian will need a license to practice medicine. The minimum education requirement in most, if not all, states for an unrestricted medical license is graduation from an accredited medical school plus the post-graduate internship year.
    Practicing, licensed Doctors working for the government are hired as "Medical Officers" at the GS 15 level.
    Had the Medicare Innovation Center not met this gem of a young man, the GS 12 position would have most likely gone to someone with a Masters in Healthcare Administration or Healthcare Management.
    If he chooses to stay with Medicare, I think he'll rise through the administrative ranks by being smarter and more disciplined then the rest of the pack.
    If he chooses to eventually pursue a medical internship, the Medicare work experience will make him a more appealing applicant.
    Having started reading this thread in 2008 while sitting in the ICU waiting room hoping for updates on my husband's condition, I'm happy this has worked out with a bright outlook for the future.
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