Monday, July 24, 2006

Different Emergency Medicine Program Benefits

Here is a sample of some benefits for residents training in Emergency Medicine in the U.S.

Eastern Virginia Medical School
"The Department pays the membership fees ... to be members of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP); Virginia College of Emergency Physicians (VA ACEP); Emergency Medicine Residents Association (EMRA); Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM)."
Loma Linda University Medical Center
Health, disability, life, and malpractice insurance; A copy of Tintinalli's Emergency Medicine: A Comprehensive Study Guide textbook; American College of Emergency Physicians and the Emergency Medicine Residents Association memberships; Annals of Emergency Medicine subscription; Sponsored attendance to the national ACEP, SAEM, and CAL/ACEP meetings each year; Residency library and office space; Personal email addresses; Free unlimited access to Drayson Center, an immense recreation complex on the LLU campus; A university intramural sports program.
SUNY Stony Brook School of Medicine
Four weeks per year Paid Yearly Time Off; Health insurance, dental coverage, disability and life insurance; Copies of Emergency Medicine: A Comprehensive Study Guide (Tintalli), Ultrasound in Emergency Medicine (Heller and Jehle), 12 Lead EKG: The Art of Interpretation (Garcia); Continuing medical education allowance ; Paid dues to ACEP, SAEM, and EMRA; White coats/scrubs with embroidered name and laundry service; Internet access and e-mail accounts; Subsidized parking fee; Meal allowance while on call
University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Three to four weeks paid vacation per year; Fully paid medical and dental insurance; Workers' Compensation; Professional Liability; Group term life insurance; Dependent Care; Disability Insurance; Tax Sheltered Annuity (403-B Plan); Meal passes on call; Free parking; Sick leave; Moonlighting sponsored by hospital; Leave of Absence with fringe benefits for prolonged illness; Paid maternity / paternity leave; Employee Health Services for immunizations and disease prevention programs; On call rooms and uniforms
What I would like to see instead:
Paid trips to an amusement park, or time off to go to one
Quiz shows covering all kinds of trivia
Birthday parties for every resident
Scrap it, I'd like to have the free books, scrub suits, and blazers instead.

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