Salary & Benefits
Paid leave includes three weeks (21 calendar days) of vacation, sick leave (maximum 12 days) and education leave (maximum five calendar days) with individual approval. Houseofficers may use some of this time for paid maternity/paternity leave with approval of the training director. If other leave is required, the houseofficer will be required to make up the additional time in order to meet ACGME requirements
Residents have the choice of health insurance plans. Premium costs are shared between the University of Utah Hospital and the houseofficer for health coverage for the houseofficer and family. Group dental insurance for the houseofficer and family is available at a nominal charge per month. Group term life insurance in the amount of $25,000 at no charge. Additional life insurance up to a maximum of $350,000 may be purchased by the houseofficer. Malpractice insurance is provided by the hospital for professional activities that are an approved part of the training program and disability insurance with own-occupation clause in the amount of approximately $2613 per month, with built-in cost-of-living rider. Basic policy paid by the hospital. Additional options may be purchased by the houseofficer.
Other benefits, such as reduced tuition, bookstore and athletic event discounts and uses of recreations facilities are available to all university employees. All residents have access to networked computers, medline and e-mail. Recognizing that some residents may experience depression, anxiety, substance abuse or marital and family stress at some time during their training, the School of Medicine provides preventive, consultative and referral services.