Resident benefits

Salaries are set by the Graduate Medical Education Office. Please see this link for the current academic year salaries by PGY level. Other benefits to you as a house staff officer are also described on the GME web site.

Residents are covered by malpractice insurance for those activities officially sanctioned by the Department. Disability and health insurance are provided as part of your employment.

Residents are eligible for 15 working days of vacation per year. Additionally, 5 days of educational leave are provided. The Department of Anesthesiology provides a stipend ($2,000 per year) for each resident to cover expenses for anesthesiology meetings and/or textbooks. Maternity/Paternity leave policies can be found at the GME web site. Residents with unique leave requests may discuss their concerns with the residency director.

Scrub wear, lab coats, ID badges, meal allowance and beepers are provided by the hospital. The University of New Mexico Main Campus offers a variety of facilities available for resident use. An anesthesiology library and lounge equipped with computers and Internet access is located adjacent to the operating rooms.