Typically academic physician positions are compensated less than private practice and hospital employed physicians. Not only because more of their time is devoted to teaching and research, but also because the motivation to be an academic physician is generally based more on professional fulfillment and self actualization, in addition to contributing to the next generation of medicine. That is why it was inspiring that academic physicians experienced a slight increase in pay comparing 2009to 2010.
Academic faculty physicians in primary and specialty care enjoyed a slight boost in compensation according to Medical Group Management Association's (MGMA) report. Academic physicians that benefited from a slight increase were primary care, pulmonary medicine, and non-invasive cardiologists.
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In fact, academic physicians are Maryland's top earners, even considering athletic and top government incomes. Read the full article in the Baltimore Sun or click here: http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/bs-md-state-salaries-20110517,0,4888916,full.story
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