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Benefits and Stipend

Salary/Paid Time off (PTO)


  • The 2013-14 residents will receive a stipend of $44,000.00, with accrued PTO.
  • Residents earn approximately 30 PTO days during their 12-month program, which are used for: Holidays, Sick Time, Vacation Days, Seminars, Interviews and Personal Days.

Benefits


  • Health Insurance: comprehensive medical, dental and eye coverage.
  • Public transportation and parking discounts.
  • Reimbursement for one major national meeting (ASHP Midyear) and for the Eastern States Residency Conference.
  • Additional benefits (provided and optional) are detailed in the BIDMC Employee Benefits Handbook provided by the BIDMC Human Resource Department.

Vacation/Personal Days


  • Scheduled time off for vacation and personal days will be used from the resident's earned PTO bank in accordance with the BIDMC Employee Benefits Policy and will not exceed a total of 2 weeks during the residency year.
  • Vacation and personal days must be planned and scheduled in advance with consideration of rotation obligations, staffing and other residency responsibilities.
  • Time-off requests must be received in writing at least two weeks prior to the scheduled time off.
  • All requests for time-off, vacation and schedule changes should be directed to and approved by the pharmacy supervisor responsible for scheduling, the preceptor for the rotation during which the time off will occur, and the residency program director.
  • Approval for vacation and time off will follow departmental policy and procedures.
  • Attendance at the ASHP Midyear and the Eastern States Conference are considered Professional Absences and do not affect PTO.

Sick Days/Extended Illness


  • Sick days must be reported to the Pharmacy Administrator on call (92429) as early as possible as outlined in the Department of Pharmacy Policy and Procedures. In addition, the resident should also notify the current rotation preceptor and Residency Program Director as early as possible of their absence.
  • It is the responsibility of the resident to coordinate and make up any missed work associated with preceptor for that rotation.
  • Illnesses longer than 3 days will follow the BIDMC illness policy. Such absences require a Doctor's note and approval to return to work by Employee Health.
  • Information regarding extended sick leave or family medical leave is delineated in the Employee Benefits manual as well as in the departmental policies and procedures.
  • Multiple and/or extended illness may impact the resident's ability to complete the requirements of the residency program. Such absences should be discussed with the program director as early as possible to evaluate and determine a plan of action for the resident.

Contact Information

Katherine Cunningham, PharmD, MHA, BCPS
Director of Clinical Pharmacy Programs
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Clinical Center (West Campus)
1 Deaconess Road
Boston, MA 02215
617-754-3812
kcunning@bidmc.harvard.edu