Salary/Paid Time off (PTO)
The 2018-19 resident will receive a stipend of $50,000.00 (Residents in
the International Track program will receive a predetermined stipend).
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.
Health Insurance: comprehensive medical, dental and eye coverage.
Public transportation and parking discounts.
Reimbursement for one major national meeting (SHEA or ASM Microbe) and
for the ASHP Midyear.
Additional benefits (provided and optional) are detailed in the BIDMC
Employee Benefits Handbook provided by the BIDMC Human Resource
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. For International
Track residents, the same total applies.
Vacation and personal days must be planned and scheduled in advance
with consideration of rotation obligations and other residency
must be received in writing at least two weeks prior to the
scheduled time off.
requests for time-off, vacation and schedule changes should be directed
to and approved by 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
Attendance at the ASHP Midyear and the Infectious Diseases meeting are
considered Professional Absences and do not affect PTO.
Sick Days/Extended Illness
Sick days must be reported to the current rotation preceptor and
Residency Program Director (pager 92001) as early as possible.
It is the responsibility of the resident to coordinate and make up any
missed work associated with preceptor for that rotation.
Illnesses longer than 5 days will follow the Department of Pharmacy
Policy: “Employee Dependability (Attendance and Tardiness)
Expectation.” If an employee is absent for five consecutive shifts and
has notified her/his supervisor, s/he must report to
Employee/Occupational Health Services for evaluation and clearance
prior to returning to work.
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.
In the event of a serious medical or personal condition requiring
extended leave, communication with the RPD and Human Resources should
be initiated as soon as possible to ensure that the resident is aware
of their benefit status and he/she can determine what actions, if any,
are available for continued benefits. BIDMC Policies regarding extended
illness, “Employee Paid Time Off (PM-03)” and “Employee Leaves of
Absence (PM-11)” are located on the portal within the BIDMC Policy
Whereas the residency program is a designed to be completed in a 12
month period, an extended leave may impact the resident’s ability to
successfully complete the requirements of the program during this 12
month period. Every effort will be made to work with the resident to
develop a plan to accomplish making up missed days, however this may
not be possible. In situations where an extended leave of absence
(greater than 4 weeks) necessitates an extension beyond the 12 months
of the residency in order to complete the residency requirements, the
resident may petition the RPD and Director of Pharmacy for an extension
of their residency end date. All decisions related to extensions will
be made on a case-by-case basis and cannot be guaranteed.