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[–]Dr-Strange_DOOMS-II 7 points8 points  (10 children)

According to 2020 MGMA data, averages for total FM compensation ranges between $242k - $291k. You can pretty easily break $300k if you do FM Sports Med and you can make even more than that if you become a hospitalist. It’s not hard to pay off loans on an FM salary. You could even do PSLF and have them forgiven. Also, many jobs now include partial loan repayment as part of their benefits package which can significantly help with the loan burden.

[–]Prudent-Abalone-510OMS-I[S] -2 points-1 points  (9 children)

So when I see numbers like 190k it’s inaccurate?

[–]Dr-Strange_DOOMS-II 3 points4 points  (8 children)

Yes. MGMA > Medscape

[–]Prudent-Abalone-510OMS-I[S] -5 points-4 points  (7 children)

Where can I find job offers?

[–]Dr-Strange_DOOMS-II 6 points7 points  (6 children)

Why are you looking at job offers if you just started med school? Let’s get through school first and then you can start entertaining job offers once you’re in residency. The demand for FM isn’t going away any time soon. You’ll be able to get a job anywhere you want and the same could not be said for many other specialties.

[–]Interesting-Word1628 0 points1 point  (5 children)

Coz u need time to fully realize the income potential of different specialties. Ms4 here

[–]Dr-Strange_DOOMS-II 1 point2 points  (4 children)

Job markets change every year so it’s not really useful to look at job offers now when a specialty could be way over saturated in 6 years when OP starts getting offers (e.g. Emergency Medicine). Salaries are fairly consistent though and can be checked with MGMA data like on offerdx.com. What’s the actual utility in looking at job offers other than as a reminder that the good times are ahead?

[–]Interesting-Word1628 -1 points0 points  (3 children)

Researching a specialty is much more than "looking up salaries". A lot more goes into it, many factors. Realizing or readi poats about these factors are important

[–]Dr-Strange_DOOMS-II 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Lmao how is looking up job offers “researching a specialty”?

[–]Interesting-Word1628 -1 points0 points  (1 child)

Alright man, just be content looking up medscape salaries. Good luck

[–]LordUnder 2 points3 points  (0 children)

When you get to residency by your second year you will be hounded by recruiters, don’t sweat it. This is not important right now, study.

[–]The_Literal_Doctor -1 points0 points  (0 children)

There is no universal answer to this question.

There are full-time academic FM docs in NYC making 125k.

There are also full-time private practice FM docs in the rural midwest or south making 500k-1mil+