Residency Terms and Conditions

Salary Scale

 

UC San Diego Health Sciences (UCSDHS) Pay Level Salary Scale*

Represented House Officer

NON-Represented House Officer

Title Code

Position

Pay Level

Title Code

Position

Pay Level

2709

Resident Physician 1

1

2708

Resident Physician 1

1

2723

Resident Physician 2

2

2726

Resident Physician 2

2

2723

Resident Physician 3

3

2726

Resident Physician 3

3

2723

Resident Physician 4

4

2726

Resident Physician 4

4

2723

Resident Physician 5

5

2726

Resident Physician 5

5

2723

Resident Physician 6

6

2726

Resident Physician 6

6

2723

Resident Physician 7

7

2726

Resident Physician 7

7

2723

Resident Physician 8

8

2726

Resident Physician 8

8

2738

Chief Resident

As Posted

2725

Chief Resident Stipend

As Posted

*Pay Level Salary Scales are/will be posted on the OGME website:

http://meded.ucsd.edu/index.cfm/gme/house_officer/

2728

Pharmacy Residents

As posted

2729

Pharmacy Chief Resident

As Posted

Leave Policy

Vacation

House Officers accrue vacation at the official rate of 13.33 hours per month. This provides a total of 20 vacation “working days” per year. Due to the complexities of rotation schedules for House Officers in various training programs, 28 calendar days or one calendar month will be given as leave depending upon the mode of scheduling of a given service.

Sick Leave

House Officers shall accrue sick leave at the rate of 8 hours (one working day) per month, which is the equivalent of 12 working days per year.

Sick Leave – Family Illness

A House Officer shall be permitted to use not more than 30 days of accrued sick leave in any calendar year when required to be in attendance or to provide care because of the illness of the House Officer’s spouse, parent, child, sibling, grandparent, or grandchild. In-laws and step-relatives in the relationships listed also are covered.

Parental Leave: Pregnancy/Childbearing Disability Leave

A House Officer disabled due to pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions shall be granted a medical leave of absence of up to four months, but not to exceed the period of verified disability.

Pregnancy disability leave may consist of leave without pay and/or paid leave such as accrued sick leave, and accrued and/or advanced vacation leave.

If a House Officer on an approved pregnancy disability leave is also eligible for family and medical leave, (noted below under Family and Medical Leave), up to 12 work weeks of pregnancy disability leave shall run concurrently with family and medical leave under Federal law.

Upon termination of a pregnancy disability leave that runs concurrently with Federal family and medical leave, a House Officer is also entitled to up to 12 work weeks of State family and medical leave (designated as Supplemental Family and Medical Leave).

Parental Leave: Paternity Leave

Parental leave may be granted in accordance with the provisions of

  • FMLA /CFRA– for the purpose of caring for the House Officer’s newborn or a child placed with the House Officer for adoption or foster care

Family and Medical Leave

Family and Medical Leave (FMLA) is provided for an eligible House Officer’s serious health condition, the serious health condition of the House Officer’s child, spouse, or parent, or to bond with the House Officer’s newborn, adopted, or foster care child in accordance with State and Federal law in effect at the time the leave is granted.

A House Officer is entitled to up to 12 work weeks of FMLA leave during the 12 month leave year, provided that:

  • The House Officer has at least 12 cumulative months of University service (all prior University service shall be used to calculate the 12-month service requirement); and
  • The House Officer has worked at least 1,250 actual hours during the 12 months immediately preceding the commencement date of the leave.

Professional Leave

With the approval of the Training Program Director, House Officers may be granted up to five work days of leave with pay, per academic year, to pursue scholarly activities pursuant to their educational curriculum. Time not taken may not be carried over from one academic year to the next and will be forfeited.

Effect of Leave on Completion of the Training Program

Make-up time may be required to meet the educational objectives and certification requirements of the training program and/or the American Specialty Board when a House Officer is required to utilize leave time.

Professional Liability Insurance

Type of Coverage

Limits

UC Self-insured Retention (Fully Funded)

Tail Coverage is produced by virtue of the fact that the coverage is “per occurrence”

$1,000,000 each occurrence

$3,000,000 aggregate

The UC Self Insurance Program (UCSIP) will defend and indemnify House Officers and medical students against any professional or general liability or malpractice claim arising out of the House Officer’s or medical student’s acts or omissions that are within the course and scope of his/her University duties, for work completed during the training period. The UCSIP does not cover: (1) acts/omissions that are not within the course and scope of the House Officer’s University duties, or (2) acts or omissions resulting from fraud, corruption, malice or criminal negligence.

UCSIP coverage for House Officers and part-time, volunteer clinical faculty is limited to specific assignments in specific locations. Work at affiliated or associated hospitals or elsewhere is covered when it falls within the course or scope of the House Officer’s University appointment. However, “moonlighting” is not part of the residency program and is not covered under the UCSIP.

Questions regarding legal issues, including subpoenas should be addressed to the UCSDHS Office of Risk Management.

Health Insurance

House Officers are eligible for enrollment in the UCSD House Officer health, dental, vision, long term disability, and life insurance plans. Coverage is available for the House Officer, for a spouse, for dependent children or for a domestic partner. Two plans are available:

Health Coverage

 - PPO Plan

  • 3 tier fee-for-service indemnity plan
  • Insured may seek treatment anywhere from provider of choice
  • Services at UCSDHS (tier 1), are generally covered at 100% with no deductible and no co-insurance
  • Services obtained away from UCSDHS, within the PPO Network (tier 2), are generally covered at 80%, after satisfaction of a deductible amount
  • Services obtained outside of the PPO Network, (tier 3), are generally covered at 60%, after satisfaction of a deductible amount
  • Co-pays are required at all participating providers including UCSDHS for: Routine Exam, Emergency Room (unless admitted) and for Prescription Drugs
  • Maximum annual out-of-pocket expenses

               -In Network: $1,000/Individual, $2,000/Family

               -Out of Network: $2,000/Individual, $4,000/Family

 - HMO

  • Insured must select a primary care provider who will manage the care
  • No deductibles
  • Co-pays are required for Routine Exam, Outpatient Psychiatric Care, Prescription Drugs, Home Health Care, Emergency Room (unless admitted)
  • Maximum annual out-of-pocket expenses

             -In Network: $2,000/Individual, $4,000/Family

Vision Coverage

The vision plan provides coverage for eye exams, lenses, frames, medically necessary contacts and cosmetic contacts. There is a deductible amount for services rendered. The plan requires that the insured uses specific participating providers in order to receive full benefits.

Dental Coverage

Our Dental plan pays 100% for Preventative Care, 80% on Basic Care, and 50% towards Major Care.

Life Insurance

Basic Life Insurance coverage is offered as a $50,000 benefit.

Disability Insurance

Long term disability insurance is provided by the University for members of the House Officer.

  • Eligibility – The House Officer is appointed at least 20 hours each week or an average of 20 hours each week during the preceding 12 months.
  • Definition of Disability – During the benefit waiting period and the next 24 months of disability, the House Officer is disabled if unable to perform with reasonable continuity the material duties of his/her own occupation as a resident physician. Benefits will end if the House Officer is working in any occupation and earning more than 80% of indexed pre‑disability earnings. Thereafter, the House Officer is disabled if he/she is unable to perform the material duties of any occupation with an earnings test.
  • Monthly Benefit – 60% of the first $5,000 of pre‑disability earnings reduced by deductible income. Maximum monthly benefit is $3,000.
  • Benefit Waiting Period – Benefits become payable after the House Officer has been continuously disabled for 30 calendar days.
  • Conversion Insurance – LTD conversion insurance is available under defined parameters.

Living Quarters

UCSDHS has no permanent living quarters at for members of the staff, House Officers or employees.

On Call Meals

Adequate and appropriate food services are provided for House Officers. House Officers who are on call are provided meals according to UCSD GME On Call Meal Policy (GME – 020) Each meal has a maximum value of $10.00.

Uniform and Uniform Laundering

Three sets of uniforms (lab coats) are provided to the House Officers at the time of initial appointment. The lab coats will be laundered by UCSDHS at no charge to the House Officer. Uniforms that deteriorate through normal wear and tear shall be replaced by the UCSDHS.

Visa Requirements

Non-US citizens may pursue residency and fellowship training at UCSD Health Systems while holding permanent resident status or while holding a J1 Exchange Visitor Visa under the sponsorship of the ECFMG.

UCSD policy reflects that graduate medical education training is not completed by individuals who hold an H visa. An exception to this policy may be requested by the UCSD GME training program director for an applicant who is in the US under an H visa at the time of application to the UCSD GME program.

Sample House Officer UCSDHS Appointment Letter (Contract)

Attached are samples of the initial appointment documents for all new incoming House Officers: