In my practice the docs and NP's/PA's get the same amount of vacation time and sick leave.
The break down is kind of like this:
1. Sick leave = 7 days/year
2. Vacation = 3 weeks/year
3. CME = 1 week + $2500/year (Physicians get double the CME allowance in $ only, not time)
I don't think you're whining. I would ask your employer to match benefits they extend to physicians.
When is your contract up for renewal? That would be an ideal time to negotiate for that.
As a side note I am leaving my current practice and starting with a new practice next week. In that practice I was told everyone "cuts their own deal." Verbatim.
So in the initial contract they offered 2 weeks vaca, 3 days of CME, no sick leave and a $500 CME expense allowance.
I turned that down and had them match my current benefits. The CFO said, "our docs don't even get that kind of deal!!" I shrugged my shoulders and said, "well I'm not a doc."
They matched my current benefits package. Now I just have to keep it from the other providers. :-/