SIU Division of General Surgery 
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Fax 217-545-0040
Email surgery@siumed.edu 
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Benefits

Springfield Stipends for FY 2014-2015

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.
Contact Human Resources at the employing hospital for details.

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 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.

Vacation/Sick/Bereavement/Education Leave
All residents/fellows may be permitted up to:

Benefits

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.

Other Benefits:

AT&T & Verizon both give 22% discounts on cellular service to residents. There is a free minivan ‘shuttle’ that runs between the two hospitals weekdays from 6:30am to 6:30 pm. This service is great as it is a free ride and helps to make the trip between the hospitals a bit quicker, easier, and you don’t have to give up your prime parking spot.

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