Orthopaedic Surgery Stipends, Benefits & Leave
Resident Stipend Scale 2016-2017
Vacation and Leave
The University provides up to three weeks vacation per year, including a few days or week during the Christmas and New Years Season). Residents are not guaranteed holiday leave unless the service or area to which the resident is assigned is closed for the holiday. Annual sick leave is available, as well as parental leave in accordance with University policies.
Educational (Conference) Leave
The program permits up to one week educational conference leave each year. Funds are available from the department at the discretion of the Chair and Program Director. Reimbursement is subject to University of Tennessee Travel and Reimbursement Policies and Procedures and may vary by PGY level.
Erlanger provides comfortable call quarters for residents and fellows within the hospital with snacks and drinks during evening hours in the call quarters lounge.
Resident Insurance Benefits
The Univeristy provides excellent group insurance plans beginning the first day of residency or fellowship training--
Immunity from Professional Liability (i.e., Malpractice)
As employees of the State of Tennessee, residents are protected against suits for malpractice via the Tennessee Claims Commission Act. The State is self-insured so there is no insurance carrier; however, coverage is similar to what would be stated in coverage is similar to what would be stated in an insurance policy.
Reimbursement for Professional Development Expenses
Each program has some funding that may be used at the discretion of the Chair and Program Director for reimbursement toward professional developent (e.g., regional or national conference, textbooks, electronic CME materials, USMLE Step 3 fee, etc.), Amounts vary by program and by level. Internal Medicine provides $500 annually for PGY-1's, $750 annually for PGY-2's, and $1,000 annualy for PGY-3's and fellows.
Other GME Benefits