Compensation and Benefits
Vacation: Four weeks. This is taken as two week blocks.
Food: All meals at Doctors Medical Center's cafeteria are provided free.
Medical Insurance: Residents have Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance as well as Disability and Life Insurance plans, as a part of their compensation package. Medical, dental and vision benefits extend to employee family members at a partial cost to the resident.
Relocation Stipends: $500 transition to residency gift will be awarded to all new residents by the Stanislaus Health Foundation, a non-profit organization who realizes there are many expenses involved with moving to a new area and preparing to begin residency.
Educational Stipends: PGY1: $1100, PGY-2: $1200, PGY-3: $1300 allotted for medical conference tuition, travel, books and other educationally related expenses. Three personalized physician lab coats are provided.
Licensure Reimbursement:Residents receive full reimbursement for California Medical license fees during their training. Board exams are paid if you pass on first try.
"Sick Leave" Days: The VCME provides standard sick leave (including Maternity and Paternity Leave); however, RRC (Residency Review Committee) regulations stipulate that residents can only take 30 working days away from the program including vacation/conference time, without program extension.
Moonlighting: Permitted for licensed second and third year residents up to a maximum of one night/week and one weekend/month, provided other responsibilities do not suffer. Exceptions may be approved by the residency director in special situations.
Parking: Free, close and easily accessible.