UChicago Perks

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University Benefits

Reduced Parking Fee: The present fee for parking in the UCH parking facility is $50.00/month.

Meals on Call: Residents receive a meal ticket credit in the amount of $16.00 for each night of “In-House” call taken.

20 days of vacation and 5 days of education leave each year of training.

Included in the Housestaff Handbook is all of the information about health insurance, life insurance, retirement annuities, and leave benefits.

Department Perks

Educational Allowance: A $2,500 educational fund that may be used during the CA-1 through CA-3 years for attending qualifying meetings, additional society memberships, professional subscriptions, and books as permitted by University regulations. Residents presenting original research at a meeting may qualify for additional financial support on a case-by-case basis.

Extra Pay Opportunities: 
Senior Call opportunities currently exist for CA-3 residents.
Extra service pay for voluntary late resident position Monday-Friday. 
Extra service pay for weekend ICU coverage.

Society Memberships: The department pays for the resident’s membership in the American Society of Anesthesiologists and the American Medical Association.

In-Training Examination Incentive: Full reimbursement for the ABA Part I examination (currently $1550) if the following criteria are met: Passing Part 1 (Basic) on first attempt, and EITHER performance at or above the 50th percentile on all 3 (CA-1, 2, and 3) In-training Examinations OR an average percentile at or above the 50th percentile, provided the CA-3 exam is at or above the 50th percentile.

“Perks” are effective for one academic year at a time and will be reviewed annually and are based on affordability. Changes may be made when “perks” are reviewed