Benefits

    Our County of Ventura Board of Supervisors and Health Care Agency leadership understand and value residency training as it contributes to providing and maintaining cost effective health care to the patients of the community. This is reflected in our competitive salaries and generous compensation for CME and textbook allowance.

    We are thankful to have such an excellent working relationship with our leadership body, as they have pushed forward the construction of a new 5-story multi-specialty clinic of which the residency now occupies 2 floors, and supported the expansion of our full-time academic faculty to meet the demands of a growing residency body. In these uncertain economic times, it is reassuring to know we are supported by leadership who will ensure that our program continues to be positioned competitively with respect to recruitment and retention while maintaining the overall vision for the provision of health care for the underserved.

    Annual Salary

    2014-2015

    First Year Residents (PGY-1)
    $46,061
    Second Year Residents (PGY-2)
    $51,371
    Third-Year Residents (PGY-3)
    $56,732
    Chief Residents (PGY -3)
    $60,069

    vacation:

    Resident Physicians are entitled to four weeks of vacation during each year of training. Vacations are built into block schedules during certain rotations.  Requests for specific time off can be accommodated through an equitable system among the residents.

    meals:

    All meals at the newly built cafeteria are furnished to the House Staff seven days a week. Meals for the resident's families are furnished by the hospital when the resident is on call. There is a fresh salad bar, grill, hot items and a variety of drinks and desserts.

    health care:

    A county health insurance plan is available for each resident and their immediate family members. Any uncovered medical expenses incurred at VCMC, which are in excess of that provided by the health plan, are not collected from the resident or his or her family. The insurance plan will cover care outside of VCMC with standard managed care requirements, deductibles and co-payments. Alternatively, the resident may also choose a private HMO or PPO plan.

    licensure:

    Application fees related to medical licensure will be reimbursed through the County of Ventura

    educational leave and book allowance:

    $1,500 is available to each resident per year, to reimburse medical education conference expenses or to purchase medical textbooks, subscriptions or software.

    professional liability coverage:

    Resident physicians are insured against malpractice claims by the County of Ventura at no cost to the resident.

    disability and life insurance:

    Disability and life insurance plans are made available through the County of Ventura at no charge to each resident.

    professional memberships:

    $150 is available annually to reimburse each resident for dues paid to approved professional organizations.

    uniforms:

    The Hospital will furnish white coats, surgical and special service uniforms, as required. Uniform laundry is furnished.

    ucla housestaff status:

    Residents have access to a UCLA student I.D., receive a certificate of completion of residency from the University of California and have bookstore and library rights, including access to Bruin OnLine remote library access.

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