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Department of Internal Medicine

Benefits

SALARIES

Salaries for residents in our program historically fall within the 75th percentile of residency salary range for the Midwest.

Current Salaries for the academic year 2011-2012 are:

First Year Resident
PGY-1
$47,348.00
Second Year Resident
PGY-2
$48,793.00
Third Year Resident
PGY-3
$50,575.00
Fourth Year Resident
PGY-4
$52,382.00
Fifth Year Resident
PGY-5
$54,308.00

Wage adjustments are made each year to remain competitive and have increased an average of 2-3% each year.

INSURANCE
Health insurance is available at a minimal charge; optional family plan can be purchased. Dental coverage is provided with minimal charge. Basic life insurance is provided at no cost; additional amounts may be purchased for resident or family. Professional liability insurance is provided at no cost. Special portable, anticipated income disability insurance available at nominal cost.

VACATION/EDUCATIONAL LEAVE

All residents receive 21 calendar days of vacation and 7 calendar days of educational leave. Over the course of the residency program, each resident also receives 5 interview days. Parental leave is available.

EDUCATIONAL GRANTS
Each resident receives an annual stipend to purchase books and to support educational activities. (PGY1&2: $250, PGY3, $650) In addition, MKSAP will be purchased for each resident in their final year. Up to Date software is also provided annually.

CAREER SUPPORT PROGRAM
We are combining the efforts of the Medical School's Office of External Affairs, the Office of Graduate Medical Education, several of our well-connected subspecialty faculty, and the business expertise of practice managers in the Prairie Heart Institute, to establish a formal Career Support Program.

The effort will focus on helping each resident acquire the very best position possible after graduating from our program. For those interested in subspecialty training, this means personal guidance and intervention to help the resident get the most competitive fellowships, even in the most competitive fields like cardiology or GI. For those interested in general medicine practice, this means identifying opportunities and helping our residents review contracts and compensation plans. And for those interested in other opportunities, we will match the expertise of the institution, the hospitals, and other local resources with the career plans of the resident. This effort will start during the first year with a formal meeting with the program coordinator to develop a career plan, identify an appropriate adviser, and guide and assist the resident to reach his/her goals.

ENHANCED RECRUITMENT SUPPORT
Our recruitment efforts are based on our sharpened focus on the mission of the medical school which is "To assist the people of Central and Southern Illinois in meeting their health care needs through education, clinical service, and research…." With that in mind, we interview and aggressively recruit graduates of the SIU School of Medicine, graduates of other allopathic and osteopathic schools in Illinois and the Midwest U.S. We also invite others who are highly qualified and whose professional and personal backgrounds suggest that they are a good match with our mission.

We provide lodging for the medicine, preliminary medicine and combined medicine-psychiatry applicants who accept our invitation to interview in Springfield. For those applicants who match into our categorical and combined medicine-psychiatry residency, we will provide a transition allowance.

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