Center for the Employed Physician


The Center for the Employed Physician was established by the Center for a Healthy Maryland through a grant from The Physicians Foundation.  Through this project resources and educational programming were developed to assist physicians who are currently employed or are considering entering into an employment arrangement. To inform the content of the tools and services to be created, 442 Maryland physicians responded to a survey, giving feedback about their concerns regarding practicing medicine in an employed setting.  Physicians considering employment most requested a resource that would aid in contract negotiations, while physicians who are currently practicing in employed settings most requested current compensation models. Both groups were also concerned about maintaining autonomy. Please click to read the Updated Survey Summary Charts.

Resources of the Center for the Employed Physician include an informative Employed Physicians Brochure, referrals for professional advice, a Model Employment Contract adapted to Maryland, a Primer of Self-Referral Laws, Compensation Resources and well-received CME presentations on “Issues for the Employed Physician and Physicians Contemplating Employment,” conducted in the Baltimore and Montgomery County areas.

For more information, please contact the Center for a Healthy Maryland, at 410-539-0872 ext. 3337.

Physician Employment and Service Agreements

The American Medical Association offers a variety of resources to their members entering an employment relationship with hospitals, group practice, or other entities. The Center for the Employed Physician will soon offer a Model Contract that reflects Maryland law and health care environment.

Click here to view the AMA Principles for Physician Employment.

Please click here for Physician Compensation Resources, compiled by the Center for the Employed Physician.

Issues for the Employed Physician and Physicians Contemplating Employment… the legal and financial considerations.

Click on the names in the links below to view the presentations from our Fall 2013 forums.

Negotiating Employment Agreements: Be Prepared! – Carolyn Jacobs

Preparing for Discussions with Potential Employers – Art Wieland

Physician Employment Compensation Models – Jeff Pecore

Negotiating the Employment Agreement: Key Terms – Andrew Schwartz

Physician Employment Compensation Models – Maureen McCarthy

Articles of Interest

Hospitals Are Going on a Doctor Buying Binge and It’s Likely to End Badly

Seven Trends in Hospital-Employed Physician Compensation

Filling the Void – Physician Outlook and Trend Report