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Internal Medicine Residency Benefits

Overview of House Staff Benefits

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.


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.

Paid Time Off

House staff receive 30 days off with pay per contract year, which can be allocated for sick, vacation or educational time off. Final approval for all requested time off is granted by the program leadership.

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)
  • 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 any time.

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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.