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Internal Medicine Residency Benefits

Overview of House Staff Benefits 2017 – 2018

Health Insurance

Health benefits become effective on the first day of hire which is usually the first day of orientation. Deductions for health benefit premiums are post tax prior to the 31st day of employment. After the 31st day of employment, deductions for health benefit premiums are pre-tax. Health insurance can also be purchased for domestic partners.

Internal medicine residents.

Malpractice Insurance

House staff members are provided malpractice insurance for the full time of employment while engaged in activities necessary for the completion of the training program. Any work outside the scope of the training program (“moonlighting”) requires separate malpractice insurance.

Prescription Drug Coverage

Prescription drug coverage is included with each Tenet Select medical option and is only available if a medical option is chosen.


Vision insurance is available for an additional cost when selecting a health insurance plan.

Dental Insurance

Dental insurance is also available for an additional cost when selecting a health insurance plan.

Life and Personal Accidental Insurance (Pal)

In addition to the basic life insurance paid by the hospital, supplemental life insurance may also be purchased equal to 1, 2, 3, or 4 times the annual benefit pay.


House staff receives 30 days off with pay per contract year (PTO). Twenty (20) paid days off can be allocated for sick, vacation or educational time off. There are seven (7) paid holidays that are observed: New Years' Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. Additionally, three paid days off are available for administrative or educational leave. A doctor's note is required when taking more than five continuous sick days. Time off must be scheduled and approved by the Program Director.

Manager's Disability Plan (Physician Certification Required)

This plan includes long-term disability coverage that provides income replacement after 30 days of being unable to work. House staff members must purchase disability coverage in order to receive short-term disability coverage at no additional cost.

Other Benefits

  • Meal allowance when on-call
  • Lab Coats
  • Guidance Resources Program (confidential support for managing daily life)
  • Life Support Training (BLS, ACLS, ATLS, etc)
  • 401(k) Plan –effective January, 2014 – Tenet will match 50% of up to 6% of employee contribution
  • Complimentary Parking (while on duty only)
  • Social events
  • MT license renewals (one renewal per PGY level, house staff responsible for initial MT license)
  • Educational Stipend ($500/year)
  • Research Funding
  • Saris Memorial Award (financial assistance for childcare)

Benefits are subject to amendment at anytime.

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Please note that residents and fellows are employed by and insured by the hospital; they are not employees of Drexel University.

Medical supplies in a doctor's office.