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Graduate Medical Education Office
11234 Anderson St. Westerly #C
Loma Linda, CA 92354
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Office Hours
Mon-Thurs: 7:30 AM-5:00 PM
Fridays: 7:30 AM-12:00 PM

Phone: (909) 558-6131 (ext. 66131)
Fax: (909) 558-0430
Email: gmeo@llu.edu

GME Calendar

Salary and Benefits

Annual Stipend

2016-2017

PGY-1: $53,863.68       PGY-5: $62,970.75
PGY-2: $55,788.93       PGY-6: $65,458.43
PGY-3: $57,908.86       PGY-7: $75,365.89
PGY-4: $60,461.44       PGY-8: $75,365.89
Chief Resident VAH: $91,998.40

NOTE: Paychecks are issued biweekly

2016-2017 Training Agreement (DOC)

Outline of Resident Benefit (PDF)

Paid Leave

Vacation
PGY-1: three weeks (15 Monday - Friday days)
PGY-2 to PGY-8: four weeks (20 Monday - Friday days)

Holidays: Eight (8) paid holidays are: New Year's Day, President's Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, the Friday following Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Sick Leave: Ten (10) days (Monday - Friday)
Professional Leave:
Varies according to program

Starting July 1, 2017

Hire Date

Description

Number of Paid Leave Days Allowed

First year employed by the Consortium

Initial year employed as a resident physician or fellow by the Consortium (regardless of level of training)

3 weeks (15 Monday-Friday days)

Each subsequent year of training & employment by the Consortium

Residents and fellows who are currently employed by the Consortium and advance to the next level of training or LLUH residents who continue in a LLUH fellowship training program  will receive four (4) weeks of paid leave per academic year.   

4 weeks (20 Monday-Friday days)

PGY-2 through PGY-8 who are newly hired and starting training at LLUH for the first time will officially begin employment on the second Monday of July and will advance to the next year of training on July 1 of the following year.

Residents who are transferring to LLUH from another institution are advised to use COBRA to extend health insurance and disability coverage for the period of time prior to their official LLUH hire date.

Leave Allowancs Policy (PDF)

Days Off

Residents are to have 4 (four) 24-hour periods (1 day in 7) free of patient care responsibilities each month, averaged over four weeks.  During the months with legal holidays, i.e. January, February, May, July, September, November, and December, Residents will have one additional day off for a total of 5 (five) days off duty.  During the month of November, there are two official holidays - at the discretion of the Attending Physician and/or Program Director, the Resident may have 5 (five) days off during October and 5 (five) days off during November, OR 4 (four) days in October and 6 (six) days in November.

Family/Parental Leave

Twelve (12) weeks of family/medical leave, without pay but with continued benefits, is available for personal illness or family needs within the guidelines of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).

Health Coverage

LLUH provides a broad range of medical, dental and vision benefits for employee, spouse, and eligible dependents.  We have implemented the new Wholeness Health Plan strategy to complement the Living Whole program. The Wholeness Plan includes biometric screening, a health risk assessment (HRA), wellness and prevention information and additional resources to empower each health plan member to be actively involved in managing his or her health. 

 Plan Benefits | Preferred Provider Directory    

Monthly Employee Plan Contribution Medical, Vision & Prescription Dental
Full-time Benefited Wholeness Base Wholeness Base
Single Coverage $35 $75 $5 $10
Two-Party Coverage $135 $215 $25 $35
Family Coverage $210 $330 $50 $65

Call Rooms

Call rooms are available for residents who are required to stay in the hospital overnight.

Disability Insurance

State Disability Insurance (SDI) is available for eligible employees in the event of hospitalization, outpatient surgery, or illness lasting over one week. An SDI claim form must be completed and submitted to the state promptly. LLUMC requires that employees apply for SDI if a covered event occurs. In addition to SDI, residents are covered by a long-term group disability income plan provided by LLUMC. This plan provides disability benefits until age 65.

Employee HR Self-Service

Available through the PeoplePortal system, which can be accessed from the VIP intranet (see Other Links & Applications).  PeoplePortal allows you to modify W-4 exemptions, or view your paycheck.  You must also notify the GME Office of any changes to your name or home address; Contact the GME Office at 909-558-6131 (ext. 66131).

Fatigued Residents

Residents who feel it unwise or unsafe to drive themselves home following duty should take a cab home.  The GME Office will reimburse the resident for a round-trip cab fare to home addresses within 45 miles of LLUMC if presented with a receipt within one week.

Life Insurance

LLUMC provides a $300,000 group term life insurance policy.

Living Whole Wellness Program

The Living Whole Wellness Program was established by the Department of Risk Management in 2006. This is due to Loma Linda University Health’s commitment to the health and wellbeing of its employees and their families. This award-winning program provides services and resources to aid individuals in the journey of health and wellness. Health behavior changes can be difficult, but with the right knowledge and support many things can be accomplished! Please review the variety of services that are available and we look forward to working with you on your Living Whole journey!

Living Whole Resources

Long Term Disability

The gross monthly limit of coverage by year level:

  • PGY-1 & PGY-2 is $3,000
  • PGY-3 & Above is $3,500

Meals

Four $3.00 meal tickets are issued for each scheduled 24-hour in-house on-call period. In addition, residents receive a 20 percent discount on food purchased at the LLUMC, Children's Hospital, Faculty Dining Room, FMO, and the Councilor's Student Pavilion. Cafeteria hours are from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. on weekends and 6 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. weekdays. Vending machines are also available.

Professional Liability Coverage

Loma Linda University Medical Center provides professional and general liability coverage through a self-insured program. This program covers house staff while acting within the course and scope of their employment relationship. All coverage is provided on an occurrence basis. No separate "tail coverage" is required.  View a summary of the policy coverage here.

Recreation Facility

All residents and their dependents are allowed to join the Drayson Center free of charge.

Resident/Fellow Apparel

Two white laboratory coats are provided at the beginning of training.  Additional coats may be purchased by a resident/fellow from the GME Office upon request.  Each resident/fellow will be provided a scrub card and are given two credits from the hospital's scrub dispensers.  There is no provision for personal laundry.

Resident Educational Fund

$1,000 per resident per academic year is allowed for reimbursement for California Medical License, USMLE Step 3, DEA certificate, etc. stated in reimbursement policy.

Retirement Plan

Effective January 1, 2016, Loma Linda University Healthcare Education Consortium (LLUHEC) became a participating employer in the Loma Linda University Healthcare Multuple Employer Retirement Plan (MERP).  You are automatically enrolled following your date of hire, please view the LLUHEC MERP Summary.