Education & Meetings
Education and Meetings

Practice Evaluation and Negotiation

This presentation provides information to young neurosurgeons on how to begin developing a plan for financial investments and protecting their assets.  The presentation covers how to establish financial priorities, types of investments, strategies for allocating income into various investments, and setting up legal entities to protect personal or practice assets.

At the end of this presentation, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the differences in practice opportunities available to graduating neurosurgeons
  • Describe how cost of living and cost of practice differ by region of the country
  • Describe several tactics for negotiating an employment contract

Allan M. Scarrow, MD, JD
St. John's Hospital
Springfield, Missouri

The material presented in this presentation has been made available by the AANS for educational purposes only.  The material is not intended to represent the only, nor necessarily the best, method or procedure appropriate for the medical situations discussed, but rather it is intended to present an approach, view, statement, or opinion of the faculty, which may be helpful to others who face similar situations.         

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No CME credit available for this presentation

Release Date: April 1, 2009
Termination Date: April 1, 2012
Time to complete this activity varies by learner.

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Questions pertaining to this online activity may be directed to the Department of Education and Meetings, AANS, 5550 Meadowbrook Drive, Rolling Meadows, IL 60008, or phone 1.888.566.2267 or email

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Medtronic.