Graduate education in surgery requires a commitment to continuity of patient
care. This continuity of care must take precedence - without regard to
the time of day, day of the week, number of hours already worked, or on-call
schedules. At the same time, patients have a right to expect a healthy,
alert, responsible, and responsible physician dedicated to delivering
effective and appropriate care.
The program director must establish an environment that is optimal both
for resident education and for patient care, while ensuring that undue
stress and fatigue among residents are avoided. It is his or her responsibility
to ensure assignment of appropriate in-hospital duty hours so those residents
are not required to perform excessively difficult or prolonged duties
regularly. It is desirable that residents' work schedules be designed
so that on average, excluding exceptional patient care needs, residents
have at least 1 day out of 7 free of routine responsibilities and be on
call in the hospital no more often than every third night. During these
on-call hours, residents should be provided with adequate sleeping, lounge,
and food facilities. There must be adequate backup so that patient care
is not jeopardized during or following assigned periods of duty. Support
services must be such that residents do not spend an inordinate amount
of time in non-educational activities that can be discharged properly
by other personnel."
Salaries and Benefits:
Meal Allowance: This is allotted on a monthly basis, based on the number
of nights on call. Each resident is given a "credit card" to
which the meal allowance of $ 10 /day on call weekdays and $15/day on
weekends is credited on a monthly basis.
Insurance: Health, hospital, dental insurance and prescription plan for
the resident, spouse and dependent children are provided by MMC. Life
insurance, in an amount equal to the annual salary paid, disability insurance,
and professional liability insurance are also included in the benefits package.
Book Allowance: Each categorical resident at PGY2 and above is provided
with a $300 book allowance on a yearly basis.
Lab Coats: Two white lab coats per year are issued to each resident.
Other: Each categorical resident at the PGY2 level is provided with surgical
loops upon successful completion of USMLE Step 3.
Counseling and psychological support services are available.
Salaries (Effective July 1, 2016):