Physician job sharing provides numerous benefits for not only the physicians themselves, but their employers as well.
Carla Peracchia, MD, of the University of Rochester (NY) Medical Center (URMC), is one such physician who chose flexibility over finances. She and Lara Evans, MD, share their practice at URMC and have done so for nearly 10 years. Peracchia notes that, among other benefits, quality of life has been enhanced as a result of the partnership.
She and Peracchia have developed their own physician sharing model, which they agree works quite well. During the week, each works two full days alone and one full day together at the practice. In addition, Peracchia and Evans each work on-call half of the time.
Consider the benefits and drawbacks of the model: