Vacation: All residents are given four weeks of paid vacation per year. Interns have an extra week off between PGY-1 and PGY-2, this week is unpaid.
Sick Leave: All residents are given 24 calendar days of paid sick leave per year. Sick leave can be used as educational leave for professional society conferences.
Health and Disability Insurance: This is available to residents and their dependents for a nominal fee. Dependent coverage is reimbursed up to the amount set by the GME operating committee.
Life Insurance: All residents are given a benefit of one year’s stipend provided at no charge. Additional life insurance can be purchased in multiples of this stipend for a nominal fee.
Malpractice Insurance: All full-time residents are covered at 100% for any and all malpractice claims.
Education funds are given to senior residents (PGY 2-5). These funds are added to a specific month’s paycheck during the year. Residents like to have these extra funds for study materials such as as UpToDate, MKSAP, MedStudy or USMLE World.
Membership to the American College of Physicians (ACP) is paid for by the program for all categorical Internal Medicine residents.
Medical Information Resources: All residents are given free at-home access to all on-line library services including UpToDate, MD Consult, Harrison’s On-Line, Medline, PubMed and Ovid Full-Text Journals.
Paid Moonlighting: All permanently licensed PGY-3 residents (requires completion and passage of Step 3 and an active, permanent IL state medical license) on a non-admitting rotation are eligible for moonlighting. Available shifts include overnight general medicine ward admitting and specialty services admitting from 5PM to 7AM. A total of 16 shifts are available per academic block. Work is reimbursed at $100 per hour.
Additional Benefits: A stipend is given to all residents to pay for parking and/or transportation to and from campus. All residents are provided meal tickets each academic block based on the number of call/shift/floats assigned during the rotation.