All residents have access to health insurance, prescription drug program, dental care, disability insurance, and life insurance.
An annual educational stipend of $500.00 is provided by the Graduate Medical Education office for medical textbooks, subscriptions to online medical databases, educational software, medical society membership fees, or towards USMLE Step III. In addition, residents are given a stipend $500.00 to attend resident orientation in June.
The Department of Orthopaedics provides $500 annually to housestaff for medical books and journals.
Daycare facilities are also available for housestaff at minimal cost.
The basic salaries for house staff (beginning July 1, 2017) are:
PGY 1 - $55,131
PGY 2 – $58,867
PGY 3 - $62,471
PGY 4 - $66,119
PGY 5 - $67,874
PGY 6 – $68,170
Conferences/Courses Supported by Department:
All PGY years attend:
New Jersey Orthopaedic Society Annual Meeting
Behren’s Orthopaedic Trauma Symposium
AO Basic Course
AANA Arthroscopy Course
Miller Review Course
AAOS Annual Meeting
Expenses for research presentations/posters at conferences are covered by the Department or GME
Other courses can be arranged with funding support (such as AO Advanced course)
Housestaff receive employment contracts valid for a maximum of one year. The contract refers to the duration of appointment, salary, training level (PGY), vacation, health benefits, liability coverage, uniforms and the obligations of the appointee.
For full list of Resident benefits, please follow link to NJMS Rutgers ACGME Beneftis above