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Internal Medicine Residency Program

Benefits and wellness

Benefits and wellness

Salary The current salary for first year residents is $58,169. Anticipate a 2-3% cost of living increase annually. 

Board Preparation 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 Day and during PGY3 the Awesome Board Review© course. 

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OHSU Wellness Through a partnership with OHSU, residents gain access to the OHSU Resident and Faculty Wellness Program. This program provides an array of services to increase clinician wellness and reduce burnout and distress, thereby facilitating a strong and thriving workforce. Using the resource is encouraged and completely confidential.

Information Resources 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. 

Resident Retreats Residents enjoy a variety of retreats scheduled throughout the year with different focuses including team building, managing challenging communications, cultural competence, and resident as educator. These topics supplement our clinical education that occurs throughout the year during inpatient teaching, weekly academic half day, and subspecialist teaching. 

Vacation* Residents receive 15 days of paid vacation per year. Weekend days off are not counted as vacation and are added on to each end of the vacation days. In addition, workdays are re-arranged during the last two weeks of December to provide 7 consecutive days off for each resident. 

Sick Leave* Residents are entitled to up to fourteen paid calendar days of sick leave per year for acute illness, injury or approved medical leave. 

Educational Leave Residents are entitled to up to five days educational leave per year. Residents presenting papers or posters at a conference may apply for funding through the Resident/Intern Training Fund. 

Family/Parental/Medical Leave Residents are allowed to take up to 12 weeks of leave per twelve- 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. 

Insurance Legacy Health System provides full health, vision and dental insurance coverage for each resident and his/her 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 his/her 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. 

Employee Assistance 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 the OHSU Wellness Program for Residents who provides free confidential counseling and coaching services. All problems or concerns can be addressed, whether personal or professional. 

Parking Parking is free at all Legacy hospitals. 

Malpractice Insurance Legacy is self-insured for $1 million per occurrence with a $3 million 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. 

Meals Meal cards are provided for use during on-call days. 

Other Benefits Legacy employees receive discounted monthly Tri-Met passes. In addition, employees may ride free on the Portland Streetcar with a Legacy ID badge. Legacy covers the cost of mandatory resident education such as Basic and Advanced Cardiac Life Support certification.  Both AT&T and Verizon provide monthly discounts to new Legacy subscribers.