Massachusetts Medical Society: Employed Physicians

Employed Physicians

Doctors looking at folder in conference roomInformation and resources specifically developed for physicians who are employed by a hospital, clinic or practice group.


MMS Guide to Physician Employment

This guide provides key information and considerations necessary to help physicians who may be considering engaging in an employed arrangement.

Massachusetts Health Care Delivery System Roadmap

An overview of hospital systems, large physician groups and health plans currently operating in Massachusetts. (.pdf, 6 pages)


MMS Model Physician Employment Contract

This model contract is intended for physicians who are moving into an employment setting.

Physician Employment Contract Considerations

A review of the key steps in the employment contracting process, and a summary of the typical terms and components that may be included in an employment contract. (.pdf, 4 pages)

AMA Principles for Physician Employment

The American Medical Association's principles for physicians entering into employment and contractual arrangements. The principles address the unique challenges to professionalism and the practice of medicine arising from the physicians who are employed.

AMA Model Physician Employment Contracts

Model contracts for physicians negotiating contracts with hospitals and medical groups.

Medical Staffs

MMS Model Principles for Medical Peer & Professional Review

Review of physician performance by peers is a time-honored way of improving patient care and achieving accountability. These principles cover Peer Review of Physicians for Health Care Facilities, and Medical Professional Review of Physicians within Health Insurance Companies.

MMS Model Medical Staff ByLaws

The MMS has developed model bylaws to help hospital medical staffs draft or revise their bylaws. The MMS model is based on Massachusetts and Massachusetts Medical Society policy and its principles for incident-based peer review.

MMS On-Call Principles

These principles regarding on-call policies, approved by the Massachusetts Medical Society House of Delegates, apply to all physicians. These principles are separate and distinct from the formal regulations governing resident work hours that must be followed by hospitals for residency program accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

CME: Dealing with the Changing Dynamic of the Medical Staff

Changes in the medical staff environment has resulted in challenges for the hospital medical staff that impact peer communication, physician-patient communication and the overall the quality of patient care. Understanding how the changing medical staff environment impacts these areas is important to understand to provide quality care for his or her patients.

Massachusetts Physician Licensure Resources

Information about applying for a new license, license fees, licensing forms, and links to the state's online renewal site. Visit the Board of Registration in Medicine website.

Massachusetts CME Requirements

Information on hours and type of CME and documentation required, reporting cycle, and other related requirements from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. More...

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MMS Awards Program

The Society is proud to sponsor a number of prestigious awards to highlight and recognize outstanding contributions to the health and well-being of patients in the Commonwealth, throughout the country, and around the world.

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PIAM the Insurance Agency of the Massachusetts Medical Society

Boston Medical Library

Boston Medical LibraryMembers have access to the Waltham branch of the Boston Medical Library and the Countway Library of Medicine in Boston.

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Physician Health Services

PHS provides confidential consultation and support to physicians, residents, and medical students facing concerns related to: alcoholism, substance abuse, behavioral or mental health issues and physical illness. 

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