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Annual Stipends: July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020

PGY 1: $57,622

PGY 2: $59,915

PGY 3: $62,614

PGY 4: $65,433

PGY 5: $67,367

PGY 6: $70,396

PGY 7: $73,566

Benefits
BJH provides residents with health, dental and vision insurance plans that include eligible spouses and children. Optional term life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance is available. More detailed information can be found on the BJC Total Rewards website.

Live Near Your Work Program
The Live Near Your Work program grew from a commitment to stabilize and revitalize the neighborhoods surrounding the Washington University Medical Campus. It is our goal to help lift the financial burden of buying a home for eligible employees by providing down payment and/or closing cost assistance. More information about this program can be found here.

Educational Stipend
Residents receive a $1,000 educational stipend each academic year in which they can apply toward textbooks or other educational materials.

Radiology Learning Center
The two-level learning center is available 24/7 for all trainees. The lower level has a scanner/copier/fax as well as a small kitchenette. The mezzanine level features a lounge where residents can meet and relax, a computer lab with access to all necessary institutional computer programs, an overhead projector and screen for small conference presentations, and a library of books that may be checked out for self-study during rotations. Residents also have access to Washington University School of Medicine’s Becker Medical Library, which houses an expansive volume of radiology textbooks for checkout as well as several e-books via Clinical Key. The program also provides access to e-Anatomy. Additional resources are added based on resident recommendation and review.

Moonlighting
Residents who obtain full Missouri medical licensure (costs incurred are paid by the resident; the department will not reimburse these expenses) and are ACLS certified are eligible to participate in moonlighting opportunities within the Department of Radiology, providing physician coverage of contrast injections at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Moonlighting opportunities may be performed by residents in good standing with program director approval beginning their PGY 3.

Lecture Broadcasting and Recording
The core lecture series and an increasing number of other department conferences are webcast to surrounding sites. All of these lectures are recorded and later available for streaming via a password-protected site.

Insurance
Professional liability insurance is provided for claims arising from services performed while acting as a resident. The program provides minimum limits of $1 million per occurrence/$3 million annual aggregate. Life and disability insurance is available for up to six times the PGY annual salary and may be extended to cover family members.

License Requirement
A Missouri state license to practice medicine (permanent or temporary) is essential before beginning training. Fees associated with a temporary Missouri license and appropriate narcotics permits are paid by the hospital. Any resident obtaining permanent medical licensure is responsible for fees incurred.

Vacation
Residents receive three weeks of scheduled vacation per academic year (July 1 through June 30) and one reading week.

American Institute for Radiologic Pathology (AIRP)
Residents receive four weeks away from their clinical rotations to attend the AIRP course in Washington, D.C. Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology (MIR) covers the costs of registration and tuition, as well as up to $2,000 in living expenses for residents attending the course. 

Lab Coats/iPhones
Four lab coats per year as well as hospital issued iPhones are provided at no cost.

On-Call Meals
Residents are provided with coupons to cover meal expenses while on call and are granted the employee discount for hospital cafeterias.

Parking
Free parking is available in a gated parking garage approximately two blocks from the medical center. Shuttle service is provided.

Meeting Support
During training, each resident is afforded academic time away from MIR to attend at least one national meeting. The department will reimburse first and second year residents for all approved activities for one meeting each academic year up to a maximum of $1,500, subject to the constraints of the Washington University Policy for allowed travel. Prior approvals should be obtained from the residency program director.

The department will reimburse third and fourth year residents for all approved activities for more than one meeting each academic year, up to a maximum of $2,000 total for all meetings attended. Each individual meeting is subject to a maximum of $1,500. All travel is subject to the constraints of the Washington University Policy for allowed travel. Prior approvals should be obtained from the residency program director.

Social Committee
MIR provides funds for resident social events, which are planned and scheduled by a committee of residents. Prior events include:

  • Resident welcome picnic
  • Welcome party for new residents
  • Barbeque at a local farm
  • An evening at Busch stadium watching a Cardinal's game from the party boxes
  • Bowling night
  • Ice skating night
  • Graduation dinner
  • Resident-led teams in several area sports leagues
  • End-of-rotation happy hours

Work/Life Services and Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Washington University provides a Work/Life Services and Employee Assistance Program (EAP) to all benefits-eligible employees and their dependents. Managed by LifeScope, the programs give employees access to resources to help resolve issues that may impact their personal lives and job performance. Employees can contact LifeScope 24/7 to arrange a confidential appointment with a specialist by calling 800-765-9124 or visiting wustleap.com.

Call Rooms
Call rooms are available for residents working overnight shifts.

Remote Access
Residents receive free software that enables access to MIR's computer network from home using a high-speed Internet connection.

For a full list of benefits and policies, please visit the Washington University/Barnes-Jewish Hospital Graduate Medical Education Consortium website.