Salaries

Resident salaries may be adjusted annually on July 1st. Residents are paid on the basis of their level of training in their respective training programs. The 2019-2020 academic year salaries are:

R1 $56,007
R2 $57,380
R3 $59,418
R4 $62,158
R5 $64,153
R6 $66,627
R7 $68,933

Benefits

Athletic Tickets Being considered a student at ECU, football and basketball tickets are free. Other sports might be available at different times a year.
Call Rooms Call rooms are provided for residents who are required to remain in the hospital overnight.
Flexible Benefits A flexible benefit program is available: Medical Plan Deductible Options; Dental Plan; Additional Life Insurance; Dependent Life Insurance; Child Care and Health Care Reimbursement Accounts; and Partnership Savings Plan.
Hospital and Health Insurance A group plan for Hospital and Health Insurance for the residents and dependents is available at group rates and is effective upon employment.
Lab Coats Allowance An allowance of $100.00 is given for the purchase of lab coats. Information on where to purchase these coats will be given at orientation.
Laundry for Lab Coats Lab coats will be picked up from your department twice a week for cleaning. No other laundry service is provided.
Life Insurance Residents are provided life insurance equal to their annual salary. Additional life insurance is available at group rates and the premiums may be paid by salary reduction on an after tax basis. Dependent Life Insurance ($5000 for spouse and $2500 for eligible children) is provided upon employment.
Long Term Disability Insurance Long Term Disability Insurance for the residents is available at group rates and premiums may be paid by salary reduction on an after tax basis.
Meal Allowance A $1200 meal allowance is provided each year.
Moving Expense New residents are given a flat rate reimbursement for moving expenses when joining our programs.
Professional Leave and Educational Benefits Individual departments provide additional benefits to further your education. These may include textbooks, journal subscriptions, membership in professional societies, financial support for educational meetings outside the medical center and start up money for research programs. Specific information concerning these educational benefits is available from the program directors of individual residency programs.
Professional Liability Insurance Residents are provided malpractice coverage for activities that are directly related with their residency training program (does not include moonlighting). This coverage is in force regardless of when a claim is filed and is part of the Self Insurance Retention program with limits of $3 million occurrence/$12 million aggregate. VMC Risk Management handles all risk, legal and issuance issues for residents and can be reached at 847-4584 or after hours by calling RM On Call at beeper 413-4473.
Sick Leave Residents are provided twelve days of paid sick leave annually. Residents requiring extended sick leave must use accrued sick days. Leave beyond this time is leave without pay. If FMLA eligible, holiday/vacation days will be used after sick days are exhausted. If absence not covered under FMLA, vacation/holiday may be used.
ECU Student Recreation Center Membership is available for two separate facilities. East Campus SRC has over 150,000 square feet and the Medical Campus opened a new facility in April 2017 with over 25,000 square feet. Also available through SRC, students can utilize free kayaks, disc golf discs, sand volleyball, and corn hole, at the North Recreational Complex.
Vidant Wellness Center Membership is required for the 52,000 square-foot wellness and fitness center. The Wellness Center is operated on a medical model and features state-of-the-art equipment and facilities including an indoor track, aerobics studios, three pools and a sauna. Childcare is available for a nominal fee. The Wellness Center also offers a number of educational programs geared to reduction of disease risk factors such as obesity, smoking, sedentary lifestyle and others. Services such as massage therapy, recreational programs and personal trainers are also available.
Tuition Aid Plan VMC has an offer to assist employees wishing to continue their education through voluntary off-the-job instruction and study.
USMLE/COMLEX Step 3 Reimbursement VMC will pay for a first year resident for USMLE or COMLEX Step 3 that is taken during their training at Vidant. This is a one-time payment that is granted regardless of passage of the exam. Prepayment prior to the second year of employment to the Federation of State Medical Boards or COMLEX is required.
Vacation Leave Three weeks of paid vacation are provided annually and scheduled through the respective program director.

Additional benefits include access to Vidant Employee Assistance Program (VEAP), the employee assistance program at the hospital, free parking, employee health programs and allowances for books, journals and attendance at conferences.

For additional information regarding these benefits contact:
Graduate Medical Education 252-847-4268
Compensation and Benefits 252-847-4479