Salary and Benefits
Participation in conferences and meetings is encouraged by the department. A travel stipend is provided by the institution upon arrival as a PGY1 and is maintained over the course of the full five years. In addition, the department will reimburse for travel expenses and out of pocket expenses up to $50 per day for “scheduled” meetings. Scheduled meetings at this time include:
PGY5: Orthopaedic Review Course
PGY4: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting
PGY2: AO/ASIF Orthopaedic Residents Basic Course
It is the policy of the department to encourage resident participation in research. To this end, any resident who completes a research project will be encouraged to present this project at a regional or national meeting. Each year, any resident having an abstract accepted to an approved national meeting will be sent to present the paper. If the resident is interested in presenting at more than one meeting, he or she will need the approval of the faculty member who is supervising the project, as well as the program chairman. Permission to attend any additional meetings will be given on a case by case basis.
PGY 1 - $47,484
PGY 2 - $47,999
PGY 3 - $48,429
PGY 4 - $49,267
PGY 5 - $50,148
PGY 6 - $52,108
PGY 7 - $54,129
Health and Other Benefits
Allegheny General Hospital provides a benefits program that responds to the needs of house staff members. Members choose from a benefits menu and select options that meet individual needs; dependents may participate where appropriate. Allegheny General Hospital's contribution to the member's program varies based on the options selected. The program includes medical, prescription drug, dental, vision, life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance, health-care and dependent-care reimbursement accounts, and tax-deferred retirement savings.
In addition, group long-term care insurance and personal accident insurance are available on a voluntary basis (fully paid by residents).
Long-term Disability Insurance
The hospital provides long-term disability coverage for residents and fellows featuring individual policies with a $3,000 maximum monthly benefit. At completion of the residency, house staff members have the opportunity of continuing the policy throughout their career, with guaranteed insurability purchase options as their income increases.
Professional and Liability Insurance
The hospital provides coverages of $500,000 for each occurrence and $1,500,000 annual aggregate for services performed within the teaching program at Allegheny General Hospital or institutions where the house staff members are assigned.
Paid Time Off
A total of 15 paid days off are provided annually to members of the house staff. The time off schedule is subject to the program director's approval and may be used for vacation or personal business.
Parking is provided free of charge for all house staff officers.
National Meetings and Textbooks
House staff officers at the PGY2 level and above are encouraged to attend one national meeting during their tenure.
During each year of training, reimbursement for up to $250 per year is provided for the purchase of medical textbooks/reference materials and/or related educational aids as approved by the program director.
Day care is available at an affordable rate at the Allegheny General Hospital Center for Children, located near the hospital. Care is offered for infants, toddlers, preschoolers and school-age children of employees and house staff from 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Friday. The center is managed by Corporate Family Solutions Inc., which specializes in operating employer-sponsored child care programs.
Allegheny General Hospital provides many support services on a 24-hour basis. Support services include:
- IV team
- In-house CT and MRI
- Full laboratory capabilities
In addition, many services have physician assistants and nurse practitioners who work closely with residents and fellows.
Health Sciences Library
The Health Sciences Library is conveniently located on the first floor of the Snyder Pavilion and serves Allegheny General Hospital physicians, staff and students through a variety of resources and services. Library holdings emphasize clinical medicine, biomedical research and basic sciences, nursing, health administration and medical education. Information services include expert literature searching and consulting in the availability and use of information resources. Document delivery services including both photocopy and interlibrary loan services are also available. Library staff provide library orientations and educational sessions for individuals and groups.
The Learning Resources Center in the library provides access to productivity software such as word processing, spreadsheet and presentation packages. Bibliographic databases, including MEDLINE, Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature, HealthStar, AIDSLINE, CancerLit and the Evidence Based Medicine collection are presented with an interface designed for health professionals. Additional resources include StatRef, Harrison's Online and access to the Internet. These resources are available to any PC on the hospital network including those in clinical areas and offices.
The Health Sciences Library is open and staffed Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., and Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Authorized staff may gain access to the library after hours with an access card.
Health Sciences Library vital statistics:
- 720 current journal subscriptions
- 8,000 books
- 2,200 videotapes
- 59 staffed hours per week
- 2 photocopiers
- 3 videotape players
- 12 computers for client use
Allegheny General Hospital provides its house staff members with on-call meals and quarters, two basic uniforms and laundry service, and an annual physical examination. House staff members also may dine in the separate Senior Staff Dining Room.