Stipends and Benefits - Urology

Stipends and benefits for resident physicians

Stipends for July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015 will be:

PGY Level
Annual Stipend

*Paychecks are issued biweekly 

 Training agreement (PDF - 152 KB)

Paid leave

Vacation: PGY-1:  three weeks (15 Monday - Friday days)
PGY-2 to PGY-8:  four weeks (20 Monday - Friday days)
Holidays: Eight (8) paid holidays are: New Year's Day, President's Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, the Friday following Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Sick leave: Ten (10) days (Monday - Friday)
Professional leave:     Varies according to program

Family/parental leave
Twelve (12) weeks of family/medical leave, without pay but with continued benefits, is available for personal illness or family needs within the guidelines of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).

Health coverage
Major medical coverage, including vision and prescription coverage, and optional dental coverage is available. Monthly premiums are: single: $30 for medical, $5 for dental ($35/month total); one dependent: $125 for medical, $25 for dental ($150/month total); two or more dependents: $195 for medical, $50 for dental (total $245/month).

Professional liability coverage
Loma Linda University Medical Center provides professional and general liability coverage through a self-insured program. This program covers house staff while acting within the course and scope of their employment relationship. All coverage is provided on an occurrence basis. No separate "tail coverage" is required.

Disability insurance
State Disability Insurance (SDI) is available for eligible employees in the event of hospitalization, outpatient surgery, or illness lasting over one week. An SDI claim form must be completed and submitted to the state promptly. LLUMC requires that employees apply for SDI if a covered event occurs. In addition to SDI, residents are covered by a long-term group disability income plan provided by LLUMC. This plan provides disability benefits until age 65.

Life insurance
LLUMC provides a $100,000 group term life insurance policy.

Resident educational fund

$1,000 per resident per academic year is allowed for reimbursement for California Medical License, USMLE Step 3, DEA certificate, etc. stated in reimbursement policy.

Assistance to fatigued residents

Residents who feel it unwise or unsafe to drive themselves home following duty should take a cab home.  The GME Office will reimburse the resident for a round-trip cab fare to home addresses within 45 miles of LLUMC if presented with a receipt within one week.

Emplyee HR Self-Service

Available through the PeoplePortal system, which can be accessed from the VIP intranet (see Other Links & Applications).  PeoplePortal allows you to modify W-4 exemptions, or view your paycheck.  You must also notify the GME Office of any changes to your name or home address; Contact the GME Office at 909-558-8131.

Recreation facility
All residents and their dependents are allowed to join the Drayson Center free of charge.

Call rooms
Call rooms are available for residents who are required to stay in the hospital overnight.

Two $6.00 meal tickets are issued for each scheduled 24-hour in-house on-call period. In addition, residents receive a 20 percent discount on food purchased at the LLUMC, Children's Hospital, Faculty Dinning Room, FMO, the Campus Cafeterias, and the Patio Pantry. Cafeteria hours are from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. on weekends and 6 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. weekdays. Vending machines are also available.

Starting when you are a PGY2 resident, the Department of Urology will pay for meals while you are on the Urology service and all meals once you are PGY3.

Three white laboratory coats are provided at the beginning of training. Residents who take in-house call and who do not have access to scrubs are issued three sets of scrubs for their use. Scrubs are provided for use in the hospital for other residents. There is no provision for personal laundry.