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- Nov 15, 2009
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This is a fact. But cost of living is astronomical in California. Kaiser employed DPMs are not getting the typical RVU incentive bonuses that one would see being employed at a non Kaiser hospital. If you blow it out of the water you can make some serious money with your bonuses. More money then you could ever earn at Kaiser.
Not in all parts of California. With that money you can live like a king in the central valley. The starting salary is actually higher than that. Plus the $0 premium and $0 copay for health insurance, and 40-50% of the highest pay when you retire. They give you some money for a downpayment, forgiven after you work there for a few years. They also tend to hire new grads, typically from Kaiser though.