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Internal Medicine Residency

Stipends and Benefits

 

 Tania Tarjan, M.D., PGY-2

L-R is Brandon Fuqua, M.D., PGY-1 and Janice Mullins D.O., PGY-3

Current Salaries (2012-2013)

  • PGY-1: $55,147.12
  • PGY-2: $56,901.87
  • PGY-3: $59,452.21

Insurance
Health insurance including major medical, life, personal accident, long-term disability, vision, and dental are provided for the resident and his/her family. Medical malpractice insurance also is provided.

Paid Time Off
PGY-1s, PGY-2s and PGY-3s receive 20 weekdays (excluding Saturdays and Sundays) of paid time off per year. These can be used for vacation, sick days, holidays, or personal days. In addition, PGY-2s and PGY-3s will be given an additional 3 days per year for interviewing, for fellowships, taking USMLE Step 3, or for board preparation.

Memberships and Subscriptions
Memberships are provided for the following: Texas Medical Association, Dallas County Medical Society, and American College of Physicians. Subscriptions are provided for the New England Journal of Medicine and The Annals of Internal Medicine. MD Consult, with access to dozens of textbooks, and UpToDate are available from any computer on campus. Categorical residents receive a copy of the MKSAP (Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program) board review books. Graduating categorical residents also receive a copy of the GI textbook edited by Dr. Feldman, "Gastrointestinal and Liver Disease."

Call Rooms
Individual call rooms are provided on the 10th floor of the main building. Each room has cable television, queen size bed, refrigerator, and private bathroom and shower.

Food Allowance
The department and hospital provide food at morning and noon conferences. In addition, each resident receives $950 to be used in the hospital cafeteria.

Retirement Plan
Residents can opt to participate in the employer-sponsored retirement plan (401k). After one year of service, Texas Health Resources will match your contribution up to 6 percent of your pay as long as you contribute 2 percent or more of your eligible pay to the 401k Plan. The matching contribution from Texas Health is 75 cents for each dollar you contribute, up to 6 percent of eligible pay.

Dealey Childcare Center
The hospital has a reasonably priced on-site childcare center for employees with children. Care is provided for children 6 weeks to 6 years of age.

Board Review Course
After graduation, third-year residents are given the opportunity to attend an internal medicine board review course. Airfare, hotel, course registration, and meal allowance, up to $1,500, is provided by the program.

Parking
Covered parking is provided free to all residents, and a skywalk connects the parking garage to the main hospital.

Resident Lounge
A resident lounge is located on the 10th floor of the main hospital. The lounge is equipped with computer workstations, study areas, coffee machine, and an area to relax. Residents are given shared lockers to store their belongings.

Fitness Facilities
Residents have the opportunity to join the Finley Ewing Cardiovascular Center, a 76,000 square foot facility with an indoor track, cardiovascular equipment, free weights, aerobic classes, basketball court, and indoor pool. The center's health professionals include exercise physiologists, fitness specialists, dieticians, personal trainers, physical therapists, registered nurses, and massage therapists. Specialty services include cardiac rehabilitation, physical therapy, personal training, weight loss, smoking cessation, CPR, and massage therapy. The monthly cost of a single membership is $27 and a family membership is $43. The initiation fee is waived for residents.

Pagers, Coats and Scrubs
Pagers are provided at no cost to the resident. Two monogrammed white coats and scrubs are provided for the internship year. One monogrammed white coat and scrubs will be provided for each subsequent training year.

Professional Meetings
Residents are encouraged to attend professional meetings. Allowances are available at the discretion of the program director. Financial support is available to residents presenting a lecture, abstract, or poster.

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