The following trainee stipend schedule has been approved for the 2019-2020 academic year:
Paid leave includes three weeks (15 weekdays) of vacation and an addition 1 week (5 weekdays) of personal/professional time off. Fellows also have a maximum of 12 days of sick leave. Paid leave does not roll over from year to year.
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.
Fellows who are growing their families can use the above leave time toward their parental leave, choose to take FMLA time, or a combination of both. Fellows can choose to initially return part-time, to ease their return to work. Fellows who take extended leave still must meet the ACGME and ABPN requirements for graduation. All training facilities have private lactation spaces, as per ACGME requirements.
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.