2,112: Benefits - Resident Physicians

Last Revised: October 2009

Group health and life insurance, unemployment compensation coverage, or other group insurance plans will be provided to resident physicians by the agency that provides the salary funds for the resident.

Resident physicians will participate in a 403(b) retirement plan, with a contribution of 6.2% of salary, made by both the university and the resident.

Resident physicians are covered under the state's workers' compensation program and Medicare.

Malpractice insurance is provided by the School of Medicine and/or Veteran's Administration while residents are on contract with the University. After contract termination, the insurance policy will cover the resident's contracted activities during the contract.

Annual leave of up to 15 days at full salary per year will be available starting July 1 of each year. There is no carry-over of annual leave from one year to the next year and Residents shall not be paid for any unused annual leave upon termination of employment. Annual leave shall be taken at a time approved or directed by the supervisor.

Sick leave will be granted as required, up to 15 days at full salary, available at any time during the initial 12 months of service. Beginning 12 months after the starting date of his or her contract, the Resident will begin to accrue additional sick leave at a rate of 1 ¼ days per full month of service to add to any remaining balance of unused sick leave from the first 12 months of service. Sick leave may be accrued from year to year not to exceed 15 work days at the last day of each month. Residents shall not be paid for any unused sick leave upon termination of employment. Residents may use accumulated sick leave for temporary disabilities, which includes child bearing. Unpaid child rearing leave may be requested by either parent up to a maximum of one year. Request for child rearing leave must be accompanied by a statement from a qualified professional source if there is a medical or psychological need for the parent to be given leave. Resident physicians are also entitled to the leave benefits provided in the federal and state law including the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993. All paid leave must be exhausted prior to going into unpaid leave status.

Grants-in-aid for tuition and fees will not be provided by the University.

Resident physicians with appointments of half time or more, along with the spouse and dependent children, will be considered in-state residents for tuition purposes.

Resident physicians are not eligible for computer loans or other programs limited to faculty and/or classified employees.

For additional information on benefits for resident physicians, see the Board of Regents Handbook, Title 4, Chapter 7.