Salary & Benefits
The following trainee stipend schedule has been approved for the 2020-2021 academic year:
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 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 $2,613 per month, with built-in cost-of-living rider. Basic policy paid by the hospital. Additional options may be purchased by the houseofficer.
Meals & Housing
Meals will be provided to an on-call houseofficer required to spend the night in any affiliated hospital as part of his/her training program. Overnight accommodations are available in the hospitals for housestaff on-call. House and condominium costs are modest enough that many residents purchase their housing.
All residents have a $1,000 education fund to be used over five years at their discretion for meetings, books, journals and other educational materials. Costs of DEA license, Utah medical license fees and medical license renewal fees on a pro-rated basis are paid by University Hospital and the Department of Pediatrics. Houseofficers are encouraged to participate in individual research projects and attend scientific meetings. Up to five days of educational leave per year may be taken with program director approval. Expenses incurred in association with scientific presentations by resident at a meeting will be funded by the Department of Pediatrics. A Residents' Research Fund may be available to provide small research grants.
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 email. 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. As triple board residents with the Department of Psychiatry, many take advantage of the opportunity for individual demonstration psychotherapy and a demonstration therapy group.