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Resident Benefits


FY17-18 Stipend (Pre-tax and deductions)

  • PGY I $53,000           
  • PGY II $54,100                   
  • PGY III $55,525
  • PGY IV $57,300
  • PGY V $59,500
  • PGY VI $61,717
  • PGY VII $64,000

Vacation/Sick/Bereavement/Education Leave

3 weeks of vacation 2 weeks of sick leave 1 week of educational leave 3 calendar days of bereavement leave

The RRC for Plastic Surgery dictates the maximum days absent in a fiscal year without make-up time as 6 full weeks, or 42 days, not including mandatory days off (1 day in 7). This equates to 52 days off per year plus 42 possible days of leave for all reasons listed. For graduation, total leave days roll over, but other leave is not transferrable (i.e. vacation is lost if not used by July 1 of the following year). This is a standard ACGME and RRC policy.


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/Sleep 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.


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.


For further questions, please contact Jennifer Rodgers with the Office of Graduate Medical Education or the Plastic Surgery Coordinator, Stephanie George (