Many elements included in resident benefits are governed by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) requirements, and United Hospital Center (UHC) policies and procedures. The following is a brief summary of many of the benefits afforded UHC Family Medicine residents.
VACATION, ILLNESS, AND OTHER SHORT-TERM ABSENCES: Residents are expected to perform their duties as Resident physicians for a minimum period of eleven months each academic year. Therefore, absence from the Residency Program for vacation, illness, personal business, leave, etc., must not exceed a combined total of one (1) month per academic year. The ABFM’s definition of a “month” is 21 work days or 30 calendar days.
Vacation periods may not accumulate from one year to another. Annual vacations must be taken in the year of the service for which the vacation is granted. No two vacation periods may be concurrent (e.g., last month of the G-2 year and first month of the G-3 year in sequence) and a Resident does not have the option of reducing the total time required for residency (36 calendar months) by relinquishing vacation time.
New Year’s Day
Good Friday (Easter)
If a resident is on duty and works one of these holidays, he/she may schedule an alternative day off within the next two (2) months, when possible.
Health and other insurances are per the UHC Handbook. A detailed Benefit Summary is provided to trainees at the time the contract is extended and is available for review during the contract/policy review session of interview day.
Medical benefits begin on July 1 for the resident and his/her covered dependents (following completion of required enrollment processes, etc)
Term Life Insurance in the amount of the annual stipend is provided at no cost, additional coverage may be purchased.
Short and long term disability benefits are provided per the UHC Handbook.
Medical Liability Coverage
Medical Liability Coverage is provided at no cost to the resident and is “Occurrence” based.
Per the UHC Handbook, basically, one day accrues for each month worked at up to a maximum of 45 days. Sick time is added to the “Time Away” total for the academic year.
Residents receive a $100/ month meal allowance in the hospital cafeteria for meals while on duty/call.
The resident will receive three embroidered lab coats each academic year. Lab coats are ordered and received through the Medical Staff office. Generally residents do not wear uniforms; however, scrubs are provided at no charge when clinical duties dictate.
Residents may be reimbursed up to $2,000.00 for moving expenses on a one-time basis for relocation purposes. All receipts for expenses incurred after Match day must be itemized and for items such as moving companies, moving trucks, boxes, etc. Questions regarding covered expenses should be forwarded to the Residency Manager prior to the expenditure.
Medical Education & Textbooks
Each resident will be entitled to $1,000.00 per year for Medical Education Conferences or books/Aps. The EMR utilized by the Program provides electronics access to various on-line resources such as Up-to Date, etc at all times. Non-utilized money will not be carried over to the next year.
United Hospital Center may provide to the resident a one-time signing bonus with the initial contract with UHC. UHC will withhold taxes from this bonus in order to prevent penalties at the time of filing income taxes. All required employment documentation must be complete and processed by the Human Resources department of United Hospital Center prior to the issuance of the bonus.
The hospital provides free parking in the lot located next to the Family Medicine Center, as well as other locations on the UHC campus.