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Stipends and Benefits

2016-2017 Academic Year Benefits for All Programs

We offer a competitive salary for all of our residents. The salary increase at every level of residency training.

Akron General offers a 401K retirement plan through Transamerica. Residents are eligible for the Akron General match portion of our 401K after completing one full year of service of at least 1,000 hours and attaining 21 years of age. The match is immediately vested. Residents are able to participate prior to their year anniversary. The benefits to both are deferring federal and state income taxes and saving for retirement.

Vacation & Meetings
Three weeks of vacation (15 business days) are provided at each level of training. In addition conference time is allowed as approved by the program director.

Educational Allowance
Residents receive a competitive educational allowance during their residency training. The educational allowance can be used for texts, seminars, PDA's, meetings or other approved educational materials. Additional allowances for mandatory educational experiences is also available.

Board Review Allowance
All senior residents are eligible for a board review allowance for an approved board review course.

Exercise Facility Access 
Residents are provided access to all Akron General Health and Wellness Centers, including the Lifestyles Express Center, at the main campus.

Health Insurance
Residents may choose from multiple health plans, with varied options suited to individual and family health needs.

Dental Insurance
Dental insurance is available to all residents who enroll in one of our hospitalization plans.

Vision Care
Residents receive discounts on contacts, frames and lenses at the Akron General Vision Center, and a vision exam is included as part of most medical plans.


Counseling Support Services
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) available. Confidential, 100% pre-approved coverage for house officers.

Life Insurance
Akron General Medical Center offers term life insurance in the amount of your annual pay, limited to $50,000. More term life coverage is optional, payable by the resident, up to five times their annual pay. Whole life policies are also available through Liberty Mutual. These are payable through payroll deduction and can be continued upon residency program completion.

Long Term Disability
Akron General provides a group policy through Liberty Mutual. This policy offers 60% coverage and is of no cost to the resident.

Malpractice Insurance
All residents are indemnified for their education activities as an approved component of their post-graduate programs. There is no cost to the resident.

Relocation Services
We provide: a community tour, escorted viewing of apartments and homes to rent or buy, lease assistance, a school match and daycare referrals/viewing. We offer an interest free loan to all incoming residents, see Hobart Loan below. If you would like more information regarding the relocation services please contact the Graduate Medical Education office at  1.800.732.2852.

Hobart Loan
The Akron General Development Foundation offers interest-free loans to first time resident applicants for personal emergencies, educational needs and relocation. Residents can borrow up to $2,000 from the fund, repayable through payroll deduction over the first year of the residency. All residents are offered the opportunity to borrow from this fund at a reasonable interest rate and this loan is available at each level of training.

On-Call Quarters, Meals & Uniforms
Our recently renovated on-call quarters are stocked daily with sandwiches, milk, soda, juice and fruit. We also offer a lounge area, which includes a television and computer terminals for accessing patient and laboratory information. Residents receive a weekly stipend for meals in the cafeteria when on duty. We offer free meals for residents' spouses and/or children on weekends and hospital recognized holidays. We furnish residents with scrubs and white coats, including free on-site laundry services.

House Staff Association Information
House Staff leadership are elected annually to serve on the House Staff Association. Elected positions include president, vice president and treasurer, plus participation on the following committees: Ethics, Research, Pharmacy, Medical Records, Quality Improvement, Transitional Year, and Infection Control. This organized representation ensures unity among the House Staff as well as the input of residents' views in hospital policy making. We sponsor a welcome party to honor our newest House Staff members, along with an event to honor graduating residents. Residents are also invited to attend monthly casual Friday evening events (3rd Fridays) along with the Halloween and holiday parties. They host educational events throughout the year along with friendly competitions.

Date Updated: 20-JUL-2016

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