BENEFITS & WELLNESS
The current salary (2023-2024) for first year residents is $68,236. Anticipate a two to three percent cost of living increase annually.
Support for families
We recognize the challenges of beginning and growing a family during residency. Families will be connected to local resources for housing, daycare, and community support as requested. Opportunities for families to connect and share experiences will be intentionally developed with support groups and networking. Space and time will be provided for pumping at least twice a day on all rotations, and our stellar OBGYN group is ready to help with any questions or needs before, during, and after pregnancy.
Each resident receives a digital copy of ACP MKSAP (Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program) and access to ACP’s Board Review Core Curriculum. We also schedule various board preparation activities throughout your training such as board review sessions at academic half-days.
Tend Health Wellness
Through a partnership with Tend Health, residents gain access to an array of services that increase clinician wellness and reduce burnout and distress. These services help facilitate a strong and thriving workforce. Using this resource is encouraged and completely confidential.
Each resident is given a Paperpile account. This is a research library that provides access to a residency database for key internal medicine research papers. Through the Legacy Library, residents have access to UpToDate, MD Consult, Ovid MEDLINE, Ovid Evidence-Based Medicine Reviews, online journals, and textbooks. Librarians are available to assist with literature searches.
Residents enjoy a variety of retreats scheduled throughout the year with different focuses, including team building, managing challenging communications, cultural competence, and residents as educators to new residents. These topics supplement our clinical education throughout the year during inpatient teaching, weekly academic half-days, and subspecialist teaching.
Residents receive 20 days of paid vacation per year. Weekend days off are not counted as vacation days when they come at the end of a series of vacation days.
Residents are entitled up to 14 paid calendar days of sick leave per year for acute illness, injury or approved medical leave.
Residents are entitled up to five days of educational leave per year. Residents presenting papers or posters at a conference may apply for funding through the Resident/Intern Training Fund.
Residents are allowed to take up to 12 weeks of leave per 12-month period for approved family, parental or medical leave. Twenty-eight calendar days of paid leave are allowed for approved family, parental or medical leave.
Legacy Health System provides full health, vision, and dental insurance coverage for each resident and qualified dependents for a nominal monthly cost to the resident. No matter how many covered dependents, the resident pays only the premium for an individual employee. Life and disability insurance premiums are paid for the resident. Additional coverage may be purchased for the resident and dependents for a reasonable monthly fee. The Legacy Flexible Spending Plan allows residents to save pre-tax dollars for reimbursement of eligible out-of-pocket healthcare and dependent care expenses.
Legacy partners with Cascade Centers Inc. to provide an Employee Assistance Program for all employees. This program is a free and confidential benefit that can assist you and your eligible family members with any personal issues, large or small.
In addition, Legacy IM Residency contracts with Tend Health for Residents to provide free confidential counseling and coaching services. All problems and concerns, both personal and professional, can be addressed.
Parking is free at all Legacy hospitals.
Legacy is self-insured for one million dollars per occurrence with a three million-dollar aggregate. Residents are fully covered during their residency training. This coverage is provided for all approved rotations but does not provide coverage for independent moonlighting activities outside the scope of the training program.
Meal cards are provided for use during on-call days.
Legacy employees receive discounted monthly Tri-Met passes for the Portland area. AT&T and Verizon provide monthly discounts to new Legacy cellular subscribers. Many other organizations offer discounts to Legacy Health employees such as Microsoft, Kindercare, Portland Trailblazers, Tickets at Work, and the Rose Quarter. Legacy also provides discounts for LA Fitness, Weight Watchers and Massage Envy.
Legacy covers the cost of mandatory resident education such as certifications for both Basic and Advanced Cardiac Life Support.