Benefits

Residents and their families receive a competitive compensation and benefits package.

Salary

Salary for first year (PGY2) residents will be approximately $59,814 for the 2018-2019 academic year. Annual salary increases are given at the start of each new academic year.

Health benefits

Comprehensive health insurance is extended to residents and their families at no charge.

Other benefits

All residents are covered under medical malpractice insurance. Life insurance, short and long-term disability insurance, accidental death & dismemberment insurance and 403(b) retirement plans available.

Vacation/Conference Time

Residents receive four weeks of paid vacation time per year that can be taken as desired. Two weeks of conference time is given during the second, third, and fourth years. The department pays for one conference per resident during the training period. In addition, when a resident has research accepted for presentation at a conference, expenses are paid by the department. Third year residents also have the opportunity to attend the HUDA Physics review with travel, lodging and meal expenses paid for.

Textbooks


First year residents receive the latest editions of:

  • Valji K. The Practice of Interventional Radiology (Expert Consult Premium Edition - Enhanced Online Features with Video and Print). 1st Edition. 2012. Though the name has changed, this is the updated version of the standard tome for IR, known as “the Valji text”, now with online content.
  • Kandarpa K, Machan L, Durham J. Handbook of Interventional Radiologic Procedures. 5th Edition. 2016. Handy pocket-sized book with quick descriptions of all procedures, including indications and contraindications. An absolute must to have at your side for IR rotations in the first few years.
  • Kaufman J, Lee M. Vascular and Interventional Radiology: The Requisites. 2nd Edition. 2013.
  • Fundamentals of Diagnostic Imaging by Brant and Helms
  • Primer of Diagnostic Imaging by Weissleder, Wittenberg, Harisinghani, and Chen
  • The Essential Physics of Medical Imaging by Jerrold T. Bushberg
  • Review of Radiologic Physics by Walter Huda
  • Introductory subscriptions to Radiology, Radiographics, and The American Journal of Radiology, and Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology (JVIR).

Second through fifth year IR residents receive an annual book fund of $1,000.

Radiation Protection

To maximize radiation safety, IR/DR residents will receive a one-time allowance and be sized to purchase their own lead vest and skirt along with eye radiation protection for use throughout their residency and beyond.

Resources

All residents are given online access to RadPrimer, StatDx, and the ACR Online Learning Files (over 3600 cases) as well as access to various electronic journals. An updated resident textbook library is replete with the latest editions of popular radiology reference texts. The hospital has a radiology section of its Medical Library, with a dedicated radiology librarian.

AIRP

Residents are given the opportunity to attend the American Institute of Radiologic Pathology (AIRP) course during the third year of residency. Tuition is covered in full for this four week course, and a travel and housing stipend of $2350.00 is provided.

Facilities

A newly updated resident lounge and conference room provide an excellent learning environment for personal study and lecture. Personal lockers and locker room access are provided. Covered parking on the hospital campus is available for $30 per month (pre-tax). The hospital has several different cafeterias and cafes, including limited 24-hour access.

Meals

A food stipend is provided to all residents on call via a meal ticket. Meal tickets are provided to residents for each scheduled weekend call shift and night call shift.

Moonlighting


Internal moonlighting is available and allowed for PGY3 - PGY5 residents. Residents moonlight during evening and weekend shifts at the attending physician's discretion and desire.