Resident Benefits

SIU SOM General Surgery Residency Benefits
Education Stipend Up to $1200 for research 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
Others upon request
Curriculum Provided Fundamentals of Surgery Curriculum
Selected Readings in General Surgery
Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery (FLS)
Fundamentals of Endoscopic Surgery  (FES)
Fundamentals of Cricitcal Care Support (FCCS)
Certifications Provided ACLS - Certification & Renewal
ATLS - Certification & Renewal
BLS Renewal
FLS Certification
FES Certification
FCCS Certification
Lean Six Sigma Executive White Belt
Additional Incentives Textbook of choice for participation in core curriculum quizzing
Loupes Provided 
Other Use SIMPL for Operative Performance Evaluation & Feedback
Touch Surgery App



Vacation/Sick/Bereavement/Education Leave
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. 

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.

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