WellSpan Medical Education

Stipend Levels and Benefits For 2020-2021

Residency Stipend Levels
R-1     $60,125
R-2     $62,524
R-3     $65,655
R-4     $68,286
R-5     $70,013
Fellowship Stipend Levels
First Year        $71,084
Second Year    $74,477
Third Year       $78,051

Housing Allowance (available for WellSpan Good Samaritan Hospital Family Medicine residency ONLY)
$500/month added to resident paycheck

Salary Advance 
Generous salary advance available
Moving expenses reimbursed from your educational allowance

Pre-tax Spending Accounts
Opportunity to pay for health care and child care on a pre-tax basis

Residency PTO (Paid Time Off)
R-1     12 days
R-2     12 days
R-3     17 days
R-4     17 days
R-5     17 days
Fellowship PTO (Paid Time Off)
First Year         17 days
Second Year    17 days
Third Year        17 days

Educational Leave
All levels, five days

Interview Time
All levels, five days throughout residency
Thereafter, charged 1/2 PTO/1 interview day

Educational Allowances
R-1    $1,600.00 (Dental & Preliminary General Surgery)
R-1    $1,850.00 (All Others)
R-2    $1,500.00
R-3    $1,500.00
R-4    $1,650.00
R-5    $1,700.00

Leave of Absense 
WellSpan’s leave of absence policy applies to all residents/fellows
Family medical leave provided for up to 12 weeks
Short term disability is provided 

Pension Plan Credit for Residents Employed by WellSpan Health
WellSpan provides credit for residency/fellowship time served to residents/fellows employed by the system immediately following residency/fellowship

Malpractice Insurance

Health Insurance
WellSpan Plus (POS/PPO), WellSpan Standard (POS/PPO), or WellSpan High-Deductible (HDHP) health plans. 
Resident/fellow pays portion of premium

Other Insurances
Dental and vision insurance (resident/fellow pays portion of premium)
Disability and term life insurance (free to resident/fellow)
Voluntary group auto, home and pet insurance (easy access, competitive rates)

Living Quarters
On-call quarters furnished in hospital
Permanent residence provided by resident/fellow

Each resident/fellow will be provided with a swipe card on July 1
Dental residents will receive $1,680/academic year (July 1 through June 30) for meals
All other residents/fellows will receive $2,400/academic year (July 1 through June 30) for meals

Child Care Referral Service
Contracted vendor who provides assistance to residents/felllows needing to find child care in the community

Lab coats provided
Free laundering of lab coats per OSHA regulation

Free to resident/fellow

Professional librarians
Free literature searches
24-hour access

Free prescriptions for resident and immediate family via the WellSpan Pharmacy (retail/outpatient).  Not all prescription medications are covered - please check with the pharmacist regarding eligibility.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
A confidential counseling program for residents/fellows and immediate family members

Family Help Fund
Provides no interest loans and grants for family emergencies

Employee Recreation Association available


Notice of Rights Under Federal Conscience and Anti-Discrimination Laws

WellSpan Health and all WellSpan Hospitals comply with applicable Federal conscience and antidiscrimination laws prohibiting exclusion, adverse treatment, coercion, or other discrimination against individuals or entities on the basis of their religious beliefs or moral convictions. You may have the right under Federal law to decline to perform, assist in the performance of, refer for, undergo, or pay for certain health care-related treatments, research, or services (such as abortion or assisted suicide, among others) that violate your conscience, religious beliefs, or moral convictions.

 If you believe that WellSpan Health or any WellSpan Health Hospital has failed to accommodate your conscientious, religious, or moral objection, or has discriminated against you on those grounds, you can file a conscience and religious freedom complaint with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights, electronically through the Office for Civil Rights Complaint Portal, available at https://ocrportal.hhs.gov/ocr/portal/lobby.jsf or by mail or phone at: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 200 Independence Avenue SW, Room 509F, HHH Building Washington, DC 20201, 1–800–368–1019, 800–537–7697 (TDD). Complaint forms and more information about Federal conscience and anti-discrimination laws are available at http://www.hhs.gov/conscience.

A copy of the complete rule and OCR’s explanatory text, as published in the Federal Register, is available at: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-05-21/pdf/2019-09667.pdf.

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