Residents are distributed a Professional Development Fund annually. This is $900 per year in the PGY-1 & 2 years and $1500 per year in the subsequent years. This money is used to cover Step 3 testing costs and can be used for surgical loupes, non-participatory conference attendance, books, iPad purchase program, and other items on the acceptable list as defined by the Graduate Medical Education Office.
Residents also receive additional financial support if they're presenting at a conference or meeting. $1500 each year is allotted in PGY-1 & 2. An additional $2450 is provided per year in PGY-3 to PGY-5.
Our insurance includes the following: full medical, dental, vision coverage (resident shares cost and deductions are taken pre-tax from paycheck). There is also optional AD&D, disability, pre-tax flexible spending account and/or daycare reimbursement account. Same sex domestic partner benefits are available.
Moonlighting is also available, primarily to our PGY-4 & -5 residents at our satellite emergency departments, yielding about $120 per consult (after taxes).