1. Dismiss Notice
  2. Download free Tapatalk for iPhone or Tapatalk for Android for your phone and follow the SDN forums with push notifications.
    Dismiss Notice

2% drop

Discussion in 'Neurology' started by Ibn Alnafis MD, Apr 11, 2018.

  1. Ibn Alnafis MD

    7+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2008
    Messages:
    4,705
    Likes Received:
    2,499
    Status:
    Resident [Any Field]
    Medscape 2018 report shows a drop in neurology compensation from 249k in 2017 to 244k. That's a 2% drop, not accounting for inflation.
     
    drcuddles likes this.
  2. Note: SDN Members do not see this ad.

  3. ZezKaiEll

    ZezKaiEll Exiled Jedi Master
    5+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2013
    Messages:
    226
    Likes Received:
    182
    Status:
    Medical Student
    At least this year we won't have the dubious distinction of being lowest on the "I would choose medicine again" question. That wasn't a very good look to people who saw it without realizing how wildly those answers vary year to year.
     
    QueenJames likes this.
  4. NeurologyHopeful2018

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2017
    Messages:
    327
    Likes Received:
    275
    Status:
    Medical Student
    But as a Neurologist you can easily train in critical care - they make good $$
     
  5. SandyH

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2018
    Messages:
    35
    Likes Received:
    15
    Status:
    Medical Student (Accepted)
    Don't neuro specialists earn more than general neurologists?
     
  6. typhoonegator

    typhoonegator Neurointensivist
    Moderator Physician 10+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2006
    Messages:
    1,855
    Likes Received:
    842
    Status:
    Attending Physician
    What percentage of practicing general neurologists are captured by the Medscape poll? What is the standard error of their reported average compensation? Is neurology compensation normally distributed? What is the kurtosis of the distribution? What is the likelihood that the difference between 2017 and 2018 represents a statistically significant result? The questions go on from there.

    Without these data, the difference you mention between these results is meaningless. Truly. Meaningless.
     
    DrSatan likes this.
  7. guylewis

    5+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2013
    Messages:
    492
    Likes Received:
    415
    Status:
    Resident [Any Field]
    I believe that of all the doctors who reported their information for this survey, only 3% were neurologists. That's not the greatest sample size and I'm a 2% swing in any direction is not blowing my mind. This data is much more useful for the IM and FM docs who made up a majority of the respondents
     
  8. Chibucks15

    2+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2016
    Messages:
    647
    Likes Received:
    906
    Status:
    Medical Student
    Through AAMC they have specialty info in their 'careers in medicine' and they cite MGMA data at a median of 305 for neuro 1-2 years out of residency. Isn't the consensus that MGMA is closer to the truth than medscape? Lowly M1 so not 100% sure
     
    NeurologyHopeful2018 likes this.
  9. NeurologyHopeful2018

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2017
    Messages:
    327
    Likes Received:
    275
    Status:
    Medical Student
    A much higher proportion of neurologist go into academia - so their salary will be much lower than private practice neurologist.

    A PP neurologist makes on par with Anesthesiologist but with much better job market and security.
     
  10. anbuitachi

    anbuitachi ASA Member
    7+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2008
    Messages:
    3,701
    Likes Received:
    1,086
    Status:
    Resident [Any Field]
    i wouldn't trust those #s... its a small survey and can change year to year depending on who answers.. PP neurologists may be too busy earning $$$$$$$$$$$$ to be responding to medscape surveys
     
    W19 and NeurologyHopeful2018 like this.

Share This Page