Salary and Benefits

Status

Currently, all residents are appointed as Clinical Assistants at The University of Arizona and are entitled to privileges given to all University personnel. This is a year to year appointment.

Salary

The pay scale changes annually. Current levels will be available to all who visit at the time of their interview. 

Malpractice

Provided by the State of Arizona while performing residency related activities.

Insurance

All house officers are given the option for one of several different health insurance plans at minimal cost due to State of Arizona sponsorship. Additionally, a choice of four dental plans is available. A $15,000 term life insurance policy is provided with supplemental amounts available at a small cost. Long term disability is provided with an option for the purchase of short term disability.

Vacation/Holidays

Each house officer is granted 22 days of vacation yearly. In addition, there are currently six designated holidays and four floating holidays.

Sick Leave

This benefit accrues at the rate of one day per month.

Meals

Meal cards are provided to house officers who are assigned overnight call duties.

Uniforms

The program provides two lab coats.

Parking

Covered parking is provided free of charge at BUMC-T and TMC. Free uncovered parking is available at the VA.

Family & Medical Leave

In accordance with the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 and the University Handbook for Appointed Personnel, eligible employees may take Family and Medical leave for the birth of a child and the care of such newborn child; for the placement of a child with the employee for adoption or foster care; for the care of the employee's spouse, child or parent who has a serious health condition; or for the employee's own serious health condition that prevents him/her from performing the essential functions of his/her position. Arrangements are made by request in writing through the Program Director's office. Periods of leave may affect the necessary requirements for fulfillment of Board Certification.

Counseling Services

Confidential counseling support services are available to all residents, fellows and their immediate family members.

Wellness Center and Gym

At BUMC-T, there is an excellent on-site gym with free weights, weight-lifting machines and aerobic equipment. This can be obtained for a very reasonable monthly fee ($18 a month). In addition, the University of Arizona's Fitness Center is also accessible for a semester-based fee.