Resident Benefits

For the most up to date salary information and a sample residency contract, please visit the GME.

Additional Benefits

Vacation—3 weeks paid vacation per year PLUS 5 days off at Christmas or New Years

Health Insurance—residents are eligible to enroll through the State Employees Health Insurance Plan (WV PEIA) or via state contracted HMO (Health Plan) for individual and/or family benefits

Malpractice Insurance—provided by the State Board of Risk to all residents at WVU.  It is an occurrence based policy that does not require purchase of a tail.  Malpractice coverage does not extend to moonlighting activities.

Meals, white coats, scrubs—White coats and scrubs are provided by the Department.  Meal cards with a generous $$ amount are provided to residents to cover the cost of meals while on shift and on call.

Parking—Areas at the hospital are reserved for resident parking, free of charge to the resident.

Subscriptions/Memberships—residents are provided with subscriptions to Rosh Review (online question bank to help you prepare for the EM In-training examination), EMedHome (online source for EM lectures/podcasts), ACEP, SAEM, and EMRA

CME—$750 per resident annually, with additional compensation for chiefs and assistant chiefs, plus additional conference support, as below.

Conference attendance and travel—WVU Emergency Medicine will cover the costs associated with travel and attendance at one conference of the resident’s choosing during their three years of training.  Additionally, as we strongly support and encourage resident research, the costs associated with attendance and travel to any conference where a resident has an abstract accepted for presentation will be covered by the Department.