*To offset the cost of Disability and Life Insurance Premiums $600 has been added to your annual salary.
A resident stipend is determined by the currently assigned PGY level and is unrelated to the number of prior months or years of previous GME completed by the resident.
|Vacation**||21 days per year|
|Sick Leave||21 days per year|
|Holidays||All University of Tennessee holidays although the actual day awarded may vary due to patient care concerns.|
|Bereavement Leave||For immediate family.|
|Leave of Absence||Residents are granted leave of absence with particular arrangements with program criteria in compliance with Board requirements for absence from training.|
|Insurance||Medical - Medical Center Pays 80%, Resident Pays 20% Co-Payment, Individual, Individual & Spouse, Individual & Children, or Family Coverage Disability - $1,500 Per Month Benefit Life - $100,000 (Double Indemnity Accidental) Liability - Provided by Tennessee State Board of Claims (Limited to Residency Program Activities).|
GSM supports resident travel to approved regional or national conferences when the resident is presenting an accepted poster, abstract or oral presentation, or to receive an award. Amount - $2,250 per such meeting.
International travel for resident and fellow presentations will no longer be supported by GME funds. Accordingly, residents and fellows seeking GME funding for travel should not submit abstracts to meetings outside the contiguous 48 states. Abstract submissions for travel to Canada, Hawaii, Alaska, and U.S. territories must be original research and have the prior approval of the Department Chair and the Assistant Dean of GME in consultation with the Dean. Departments may elect to support international travel for residents and fellows through non-GME funding sources
|Payment for Publications||
GME funds can be used to pay for resident and fellow publication costs up to $1500 per accepted manuscript. To qualify, publications must meet the following criteria: (1) resident or fellow must be first or second author on the paper, (2) original research only (3) the journal must be PubMed cited and peer reviewed, and (4) the Impact Factor of the journal must exceed 1.5. Journal submission or membership fees will not be supported by GME funds. Residents should first check the impact factor of the journal of interest before submitting the manuscript.
Additional courses provided by the Graduate School of Medicine:
|Simulation Center||Available for all residents in all training programs with emphasis on surgical and procedural practice.|
|Uniforms||Monogrammed white lab coats provided.|
|Meals||Provided during on-call hours.|
|Pagers||Alpha-numeric pagers provided.|
|Medical Library||Badge access available 24/7 for a comfortable place to read and study, computer lab, and printing and copying. Professional literature searches and publishing support available. Schedule a custom research consultation to fit your schedule.|
|Notary||Notary services are provided.|
|Parking||Free parking provided by the Medical Center.|
**The amount of time a resident can be away from residency duties and still meet Board and or graduation requirements varies among the specialties. Each program will provide its residents with written program-specific policies on leave allowances and the effect of leaves of absence, for any reason, on satisfying the criteria for completion of that program.
PGY-2 & PGY-3
Resident travel to approved regional or national conferences when presenting an accepted poster, abstract or oral presentation, or to receive an award. Amount - $2,250 per such meeting.
Access to the University of Tennessee Fitness Center and University of Tennessee Medical Center fitness areas are available at a faculty rate. Many local gyms also offer discounts to UT staff and faculty.
In addition to vacation days, residents receive one additional week of administrative closing time during the winter holidays and New Yearâ€™s Day.
Lunch provided daily during noon didactics. Meal allowance provided during on-call hours.
Available for residents in all training programs.
Memberships in The American Academy of Family Physicians and the Tennessee Chapter, and the American Osteopathic Association are provided at no cost to the resident.
Up to $1,500.
Registration fees paid.
Monogrammed white lab coats and scrubs provided. Hospital laundering service is available for lab coats.
UT Athletics season tickets available at a discounted rate.
Additional perks such as cellular phone plans, discounted tickets to local and regional tourist attractions, housing, computers, and more are available.
Simulation is the imitation of real-life experience including the use of task and virtual reality trainers, as well as standardized patients to refine technical and clinical skills of healthcare professionals. At the UT Center for Advanced Medical Simulation, the goal is continual improvement in quality of patient care and safety through education, practice, and assessment. Simulation can replicate almost any diagnostic or therapeutic situation, from simple IV insertions using low-fidelity task technology to complicated surgeries using high-fidelity, computerized manikins or virtual reality modules.
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