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House Staff Benefits

Salary (2008-2009):

  • PGY-1 $45,227
  • PGY-2 $46,365
  • PGY-3 $47,988

Paid Vacation
Ten days (an additional five consecutive days around Christmas or New Year's).

Continuing Education
Five days to attend professional meetings and courses. Continuing education (CE) funds up to $1,900 per year per resident are available to cover registration fees and travel expenses. CE funds can also be used to pay professional dues and purchase approved educational resources such as software and textbooks. A personal digital assistant (PDA) is provided upon entering the residency.

Medical/Dental Insurance
Full medical benefits, including dependent coverage, prescription coverage, and dental insurance.

Professional Liability Insurance
Malpractice insurance coverage provided for all actions occurring while performing residency responsibilities.

Life Insurance
Term life insurance equal to annual salary.

Disability Insurance
Provided after three months of employment when disabled, with a maximum of $3,500 each month based on salary.

Family Leave
Up to six weeks for qualifying circumstances.

Lab coats, surgical scrubs, and laundry service provided.

Meal allowance provided when on call at night. Lunch provided during noon hour conferences.

Free reserved parking for residents.

Social Events/Activities
Holiday dance, formal graduation banquet, various departmental activities (e.g., picnics, dinners), and others.

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