I've worked at a hospital for a few months and while I was working there I asked to meet with the CEO and CMO. I told them I wanted to return to work at their hospital, and they were very supportive. I'm meeting with the physician recruiters and CMO in the very near future to discuss a possible service contract. Before signing your life away to a hospital, what information would you ask? BTW, I want to go into rural family practice. This hospital is a level 1 trauma, NICU, cardiac care center, etc. in a small city. It is a teaching hospital. The hospital owns a multitude of small rural health clinics throughout the county. So far, I plan on asking: - Do I always have to refer patients to your hospital or can I send patients elsewhere? Their hospital is the closest, but it is harder to reach in the winter time. - Size of physician group? What will my on-call schedule look like? - Am I able to choose the types of insurances I accept (I want to accept medicaid and medicare patients)? - Will I be able to work in my hometown? - Will I be able to do a combined FM/EM residency if I choose? - Where will I do rounds? (note* there are several small hospitals that are affiliates of the parent hospital). They are Critical Access Hospitals. I also plan of speaking with some physicians that work for the hospital, and seeing how satisfied they are. HELP PLEASE!!! I am so clueless. They've already given me a tour of the hospitals, and have looked at my resume. Residents who are dealing with physician recruiters now, help!