Basic life insurance, health insurance including HIV indemnity, disability insurance, and professional liability insurance are provided for each resident. In addition, dental, vision, and long term care benefits may be selected at a reduced rate.
Residents are provided with four weeks paid time off each year. In addition, each resident in good-standing in the program will be allowed a three to four day holiday break in December.
In addition to other benefits, each resident is given a generous meal allowance at each institution. A number of catered lunches are available at most core conferences for those residents who are running late and do not have time to stop by the cafeteria and get lunch on the way.
Each resident is provided with scrubs and white coats. Alpha numeric pagers are also provided to each resident at no cost to them.
Reserved parking is provided for the housestaff at each location immediately adjacent to the hospitals.
Each resident receives a $950 allowance to spend on educational materials or conference attendance. The program provides membership for all residents to the American Academy of Pediatricians. The residents are encouraged to attend local CME conferences sponsored by the hospital free of charge.
Maternity & Paternity Leave
Each resident is allowed up to 12 weeks leave under the Family Leave Act for maternity, paternity, adoption, or serious illness in a family member. Program directors will work with each resident to make up any time lost so that all board requirements may be met in a timely fashion.
Resident Loan Fund
A resident loan fund has been established to assist with moving expenses and emergencies.
Each resident has unlimited access to biomedical libraries at each site. This includes access via the internet to electronic data bases and stored journals.
BLS and Advanced Life Support training for pediatrics (PALS)and neonates (NRP) is required before orientation. If interns are unable to obtain certification prior to orientation, PALS & NRP training will be arranged on a case by case basis. A recertification class in each (BLS, PALS, & NRP) is also scheduled at an appropriate time during their residency training.