VCU Medical Center is proud to offer its residents the highest salary paid to residents in the commonwealth of Virginia. Cost of living adjustments occur each year.
Three weeks paid vacation per year with an additional 5 days at Christmas or New Years while on IM.
Professional Expense Account
Residents also are afforded expense accounts to cover the costs of educational materials and conference attendance.
- PGY 1: $1000
- PGY 2: $1200
- PGY 3+: $2000
Support For Research
In addition to supporting resident research projects, the department is committed to funding the costs of presenting original work at regional and national scientific conferences above that which is provided within the scope of the professional expense account.
Professional Membership Fees
The department covers the membership fees for all residents in the following organizations:
- Society of Academic Emergency Medicine
- American College of Emergency Physicians
- Emergency Medical Residents Association
- Virginia College of Emergency Physicians
- American College of Physicians
Along with these memberships, residents receive subscriptions to the Annals of Emergency Medicine, Annals of Internal Medicine, and Academic Emergency Medicine, along with a variety of training tools to prepare for professional examinations.
Residents are eligible for a subsidized health insurance program through Anthem Blue Cross. There are several plans to choose from to match your family's needs. All of the plans allow members to visit the provider of their choice without having a primary care referral.
- Health (family plan optional)
- Dental (optional)
Tax-Free Health Expenditure Account
All residents may contribute to a tax-free account that may be used to cover medical expenses not otherwise covered by their insurance. This is a great way to pay for medical expenses like eyeglasses, non-covered dental work, etc.
Parking in a covered deck attached to the hospital is subsidized by the department.
Residents are eligible to become members of the VCU athletic centers. With several locations throughout the city, including the state-of-the-art Cary Street Gym and the MCV Campus Recreation and Aquatic Center, residents receive a bargain: only $7 a month. In addition, many of the athletic clubs around town offer discounts to VCU residents.
Libraries and Computing
VCU residents receive free access to VCU's award-winning online library collections, including UpToDate, MD Consult, Cochrane Collaboration, Rosen's Emergency Medicine online text and a host of free full-text journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine and Annals of Emergency Medicine. You can browse availability through VCU Libraries. In addition to the PACS radiology system available throughout the hospital, VCU Radiology Online allows physicians access to radiology studies as well as access to real-time dictations from any Internet terminal on campus.
Residents will receive a stipend to cover on call meals. The stipend can be used at any food vendor at VCU as well as at select vending machines. Current food vendors include Wendy's, Subway, Chick-fil-A, au bon pain, Einstein Bros. Bagels, as well as the cafeteria which offers sushi made fresh daily. The total amount is calculated based on number of call shifts and the location of rotations. Separate meal tickets are provided for residents at the VA during inpatient rotations there in addition to the food items stocked in the resident lounge.
Each resident is provided with their own copy of the board review series. PEER VIII for Emergency Medicine and Mayo Board Review Series for Internal Medicine.
- Lab coats
- Six hours tuition credit per semester for any VCU course
- Excellent day care facilities for infants and children
- Yearly in-training examination for both departments