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Graduate Medical Education Benefits and Perks

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Graduate Medical Education Benefits and Perks

The training programs at Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics provide a variety of perks, benefits and on-site services and facilities to help make the residents/fellows' experience positive and rewarding. All residents and fellows receive benefits as prescribed in the Policies and Procedures governing Graduate Medical Education. For more extensive details in regards to benefits, please reference the Policy and Procedure Manual. All residents are given the following benefits:

The 2014-2015 salary for residents and fellows is listed below. Fellows in the Neonatal-Perinatal Training Program are subject to an additional $14,000 per PGY level above and beyond what is listed below and Optometry Residents start at $40,518.

 

2014 - 2015 Salaries

PGY 1 $55,225
PGY 2 $57,602
PGY 3 $59,234
PGY 4 $62,130
PGY 5 $63,584
PGY 6 $65,760
PGY 7 $66,849
PGY 8 $68,480 

Annual Education Stipend

$500
$1,000
$1,500
$1,500
$1,500
$1,500
$2,250
$2,250 

 

Educational Stipend - Residents/Fellows are provided educational funds to use towards books and other educational materials. PGY 1 receives $500; PGY 2 receives $1,000; and PGY 3 - 6 receives $1,500; PGY 7 and above receive $2250 per contract year.  An additional $2250 is available for for PGY 2 trainees and beyond for travel related to presenting scholarly activity.

  • Health and Dental Insurance
    The resident/fellow is eligible for group health and dental insurance for self and dependents, at the hospital's expense. Health and dental insurance coverage is fully explained in and governed by the health insurance plan and summary plan description.
  • Professional Liability Insurance
    Professional liability insurance is provided through the hospital's self-insured trust in the amount of two million dollars ($2,000,000) at the hospital's expense, in accordance with the terms of the self-insured trust.
  • Long-term Disability Insurance
    The resident/fellow is eligible for a benefit equal to sixty per cent (60%) of their base salary if they are disabled for a period of at least ninety (90) days, in accordance with the terms of the life-insurance policy.
  • Short-term Disability Insurance
    The resident/fellow is eligible to participate in short-term disability paid 100 percent by the resident/fellow.
  • Flexible Benefits Program
    Tax savings are available through health-care and dependent-care spending accounts. In addition, you may pay your portion of premium cost for life, long-term disability, medical, and dental coverage on a pre-tax basis.
  • Worker's Compensation
    Benefits are provided to residents and fellows who are injured performing their job.
  • PALS, BLS, ACLS, or ATLS Training
    Residents/fellows are expected hold Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification before commencing training at Children's Mercy Hospital. Residents/fellows are provided certification fees for ACLS, PALS or ATLS Certification.
  • Meal Cards
    The resident/fellow will be provided meals through the hospital cafeteria at the hospital's expense when on-call at night.
  • I-Pads
    Trainees with in-patient responsibilities receive a hospital-issued IPad.
  • Pagers
    Pagers are provided at no cost to residents and fellows by the hospital.
  • Parking
    The resident/fellow will be provided free parking at the hospital during the term of the appointment.
  • White Coats/Scrubs
    Residents/fellows receive a limited number of white coats/scrubs.
  • Moving Allowance
    A moving allowance of $300 is provided for any resident/fellow moving from outside the metropolitan Kansas City area.
  • Library
    The resident/felow will be eligible to use all electronic library services and the on site medical library located on the ground floor of the hospital during the term of the appointment; this library is available 24 hours, seven days a week. The resident/fellow has access to the librart resources at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
  • Vacation
    The resident/fellow is eligible for up to twenty (20) days of paid vacation, exclusive of Saturdays, Sundays and holidays annually.
  • Paid Sick Time Off (EIT)
    The resident/fellow will accrue one day (eight hours) of paid time off for illness after each full month of service.
  • Maternity/Paternity Leave & FMLA
    Residents/fellows may take off up to 12 weeks per year for the birth or adoption of a child in accordance with the Family Medical Leave Act if eligible.
  • Paternity Leave
    A resident/fellow who is adopting a baby or whose significant other is pregnant should notify the program director as soon as possible.
  • Leave of Absence (LOA)
    LOA are granted on a case-by-case basis by the program director. LOA are normally unpaid. The ability to use vacation and/or PTO time will be decided by the program director. The decision will be based on the underlying need for the leave.
  • Military Leave
    A resident/fellow, who enlists or is drafted into the armed forces of the United States, including reservists and members of the national guard who are activated to military duty, other than active duty for training purposes, shall be granted military leave without pay.
  • Professional Leave
    The hospital will consider paid professional leave for all residents/fellows at the discretion of the program director for the various reasons and determined on a case-by-case basis.
  • Funeral Leave (Bereavement Leave)
    Residents/fellows are allowed two days per year to attend funeral services of a family member.

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