|SIU SOM General Surgery Residency Benefits|
|Education Stipend||Up to $1200 for presentations at academic meetings (up to 3 per year)|
|Up to $1500 for chief residents to attend meeting of choice|
|Memberships Provided||American College of Surgeons|
|Curriculum Provided||Fundamentals Of Surgery Curriculum|
|Selected Readings in General Surgery|
|Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery|
|Fundamentals of Endoscopic Surgery|
|Certifications Provided||ACLS - Certification & Renewal|
|ATLS - Certification & Renewal|
|Additional Incentives||Textbook of choice for participation in core curriculum quizzing|
|Other||Use SIMPL for Operative Performance Evaluation|
All residents/fellows may be permitted up to
- 3 weeks of vacation
- 2 weeks of sick leave
- 1 week of educational leave
- 3 calendar days of bereavement leave
Child Care Leave
The resident may be permitted to take up to twelve (12) weeks per year of family and medical leave without compensation (other than paid vacation and/or sick leave used in accordance with the policies of the Affiliated Hospital) during the term of appointment, in accordance with the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993, state law, and the policies of the Affiliated Hospital.
Each program will have duty hours optimal to the care of patients and in compliance with the general and special requirements of the ACGME.
All residents are provided with free parking. Secured sleeping rooms are furnished for all residents who are on in-house call and nap rooms are available to residents at both hospitals. Residents have access to food services twenty-four hours per day at both hospitals.
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 the hospitals. 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.