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Salary

Current  salaries for House Staff in the Graduate Medical Education Programs at Carolinas HealthCare System Blue Ridge are as follows:

PGY-1 $50,200
PGY-2 $51,400
PGY-3 $53,200


Benefits

Carolinas HealthCare System Blue Ridge Benefits - Medical, Dental, Prescription drug plan, and Vision insurance available (see CHS Blue Ridge Benefits at a Glance regarding plans, coverage, and premiums).

Group life insurance; Short and long-term disability through Carolinas HealthCare System Blue Ridge (see CHS Blue Ridge Benefits at a Glance regarding plans, coverage, and premiums).

Phifer Wellness Center: Discounted or free membership (dependent upon insurance plan selected).

Tax deferred annuity (403b)

Medical and daycare spending accounts available

Employee Wellness Program

Employee Assistance Program

Employee Emergency Fund

Scholarships and tuition assistance available

Group discounts

Banking services

North Carolina Resident Training License Reimbursement

COMLEX 3 OR USMLE Step 3 Exam Reimbursement (passing score required)

$1,000 Moving Allowance Reimbursement (Incoming class of residents only, reimbursed per IRS guidelines)

BLS, and ACLS Certifications provided on-site

Appropriate Specialty Society dues reimbursement

Medical Malpractice Insurance provided

Chief Resident Workshop

Resident lounge, call rooms, conference room, and library provided. Through the Charlotte AHEC and VCOM’s electronic libraries, residents have access to a comprehensive array of both print and online resources to champion informational and educational needs.


Vacation / Time Off

PGY-1

20 vacation days each academic year to be used for personal time off, or sickness/emergency. 

Three (3) additional days will be allowed for COMLEX 3/USMLE 3 exams, or poster presentation.

Total allowable time off is 23 days.

PGY-2 through PGY-6

20 vacation days each academic year to be used for personal time off, sickness/emergency, or interviews.

Three (3) additional days are allowed to be used for board exam or poster presentations.

Five (5) additional days are allowed to be used for CME at National Conferences or Specialty Board Exams. 
Total allowable time off is 28 days.


CME Allowance

Residents are allowed a total of $5,100 over a 3-year residency period for scholarly activities. The $5,100 is divided over each academic year and the funds are available July 1, through June 30, as listed below.

PGY-1: $1,000

PGY-2: $1,700

PGY-3: $2,400


Uniforms

Two (2) lab coats and laundry service provided.


Meals

Meal points are provided quarterly for use in the two hospital cafeterias

Meals are provided for select lectures and Friday didactics.


Moonlighting

PGY-2 and PGY-3 residents are allowed to moonlight assuming program director and DIO approval of the activity

There is a popular in-house voluntary moonlighting opportunity available.


Parking

Free covered and reserved parking for residents.


Social Events / Activities

Departmental activities (e.g. picnics, dinners)

Several team building activities throughout the academic year

Resident retreat

Formal graduation banquet

Annual Wellness Week


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