Negotiating is an art. Push too hard—or unrealistically—and you might lose the opportunity. Don’t push hard enough, and you might leave thousands of dollars on the table. This Survival Tool will walk you through the negotiation process step by step.

This Survival Tool addresses in detail the special many issues and concerns faced by foreign medical graduates (“FMGs”) who are completing residency training in the United States and wish to remain in the country to practice medicine.

• Understand the special circumstances of FMGs, and help your prospective employer do the same.
• Plan a strategy for resolving the issues well in advance of your anticipated start date, generally no later than the beginning of your final year in residency.