SIU Division of Emergency Medicine 
Phone: 217-545-3518 
Linda Nordeman, MD


Springfield Stipends
  Stipends for FY 2013-2014
PGY I $48,952
PGY II $51,000
PGY III $52,529


Vacation/Sick/Bereavement/Education Leave

All residents/fellows receive 21 calendar days of vacation, seven calendar days of educational leave, and three calendar days of bereavement leave. Funds granted for educational leave will be at the discretion of the department or division. Fourteen days of sick leave are accrued annually.

Child Care Leave

Residents and Fellows may be permitted to take up to twelve (12) weeks of leave without compensation in accordance with the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993, after the birth of a child or the placement of a child with the resident/fellow for adoption or foster care.

Duty Hours

Each program will have duty hours optimal to the care of patients and in compliance with the general and special requirements of the ACGME.

Parking/On Call Rooms/Meals

All residents are provided with free parking. Secured sleeping rooms are furnished for all residents who are on call. Meals are provided free of charge to all residents while on in-house call.


Residents are employed by either Memorial Medical Center or St. John's Hospital, and are provided benefits through their employing hospital. Health insurance is provided at a minimal charge; an optional family plan can be purchased. Dental insurance is provided for the resident and family at a small fee. Life insurance is provided at no cost; additional coverage may be purchased. Disability insurance is provided at no cost. Additional disability insurance is available.

Professional Liability Insurance

Residents and fellows are provided professional liability coverage through their employing hospital. It will provide legal defense and protection against awards from claims reported or filed after the completion of the residency program if the alleged acts or omissions of the resident were within the scope of the residency program, in accordance with the affiliated hospitals’ self-insured trust and liability policy.

Division Allowance

Residents are given a $2500 allowance during their three years at SIUEM. This allowance can be used towards books, organizational memberships, conferences, and associated travel. This allowance may be increased for those residents needing extra funds to present abstracts or manuscripts at regional or national meetings.