I have a few questions for those who have EMS experience or experience with EMS Medical Direction. I had about 5 years of EMS experience prior to medical school, and a friend of mine is starting a private EMS service and has asked me to serve as his medical director. The service would be mainly emergent and nonemergent transfers, special events, and dialysis. No 911 at first. 1. What salary should I ask for? I know of some docs doing public 911 EMS Medical Direction, but none doing private EMS. I assume that the salary should start low and increase as the service grows. 2. I have been offered the option to be part owner, and my ownership share would be my salary. The more money the service makes, the more I make. This sounds risky to me, and may increase my legal exposure. Any thoughts? Would you choose a straight salary or an ownership interest? 3. Any other thoughts or personal experiences would be appreciated! I can't moonlight just yet, so I have some time to research the issues. Thanks in advance!