Family Medicine jobs in Washington typically include as a required qualification Family Medicine board certification (or eligibility) and a current Washington DC medical license. Doing a Family Medicine residency or fellowship in Washington DC is beneficial because it implies the physician is cognizant of DC licensure requirements.
Family Medicine salaries for the east region of the U.S., including Washington, DC, are around $179,530. In contrast the national average Family Medicine salary is $197,655, meaning Family Medicine jobs in Washington pay around 90.8% of the national norm.
Given the specific insurance and tort policies of Washington DC, care should be taken to address issues like malpractice tail insurance.
More generally, the effect of the federal PPAC Act on income for Family Medicine practices is not yet obvious.