Salary

Salary for 2012-2013 is listed below. A reasonable cost of living increase can be expected for 2013-2014.

  • PGY1: $48,714 (Prelimary Year of General Surgery)
  • PGY2: $51,095 (URO-1)
  • PGY3: $53,449 (URO-2)
  • PGY4: $55,647 (URO-3)
  • PGY5: $57,817 (URO-4)

Benefits are available on the first day of the resident's employment, and costs are either paid by University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) or shared with the employee as described in the following paragraphs.

Health and Dental Insurance
UMMC offers several health plan options from which to choose. Residents with health care benefits elsewhere may waive this insurance and participate in a health plan rebate program. All plans are contributory for all levels of coverage and offer vision and pharmacy benefits. Dental coverage is available with benefits paid for a variety of services. The employee contributes toward the cost of the plan.

Vacation Leave
Residents scheduled are entitled to 120 hours of vacation leave per contract year. Balances do not carry forward into the next contract year, and there is no pay-out for unused vacation leave.

Pay Due to Absences or Illnesses
Residents are eligible for full salary continuation for up to 29 days of disability. Sick leave is not accrued for residents. If you are sick or injured and cannot work for more than 29 calendar days, you must apply for short term disability.

Short and Long Term Disability Insurance
Residents receive 100% of their salary for short term disability beginning on the 30th day of disability through the 90th day, and 60% thereafter. Beyond 180 days, you may be eligible for long term disability which pays 60% of your salary. Both plans are fully paid for by UMMS.

Life Insurance
UMMC provides a basic life insurance benefit that is equal to 100% of your base salary, up to $50,000. The resident may purchase additional coverage for his/herself, spouse or dependent children.

UMMC 403(b) Plan
All employees who receive regular paychecks from UMMC may participate in the Retirement Savings Program - 403(b) Plan. This voluntary program allows you to contribute money for long-term savings on a tax deferred basis.

Automobile and Homeowners Insurance
You have the opportunity to purchase personal automobile, homeowner's, condominium and boat owner's insurance and benefit from low, group premium rates. If your application is approved, your premium is paid through the convenience of payroll deduction.

Flexible Spending Accounts
UMMC offers a Health Care and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account (FSA) Program. The program runs from 1/1 through 12/31. FSAs allow you to set aside pre tax dollars through payroll deduction to be used to pay for eligible health and/or child care expenses. You may enroll during your first 31 days of employment. Thereafter, you may only enroll during the Open Enrollment period unless you have a qualifying family status change.

HIV Benefit
This benefit provides additional compensation to employees who contract HIV as a result of an on-the job HIV exposure at UMMC. It pays a lump sum equal to twice an employee's annual base salary up to a maximum benefit of $250,000. The benefit will be paid after the employee has been diagnosed as being HIV positive within six months of an on-the-job HIV exposure at UMMC. The benefit is paid by UMMC.

Military Training Leave
If you are a member of the National Guard or the Federal Military Reserve, you are permitted up to two weeks of leave per year for military training. If your military pay is less than your normal wages, UMMC will pay the difference. Other military leave will be approved in accordance with applicable federal law.

Direct Deposit
UMMC offers you the convenience of having your bi-weekly pay directly deposited into up to three accounts of your choice at any financial institution.

Worker's Compensation
The resident is covered for medical expenses and lost work time due to injury or illness that is job-related. Also, your survivors are protected in case of your death due to a job-related injury or illness.

Employee Assistance Program (EPA)
EAP is a free, confidential counseling and referral service available to all employees and their family members, and is separate from the health plans provided by UMMC. The EAP is staffed by trained mental health professionals, and all EAP services are provided free of charge to employees.

Mass Transit Administration Commuter Benefit Program
The Mass Transit Administration (MTA) Commuter Benefit Program allows employees to order and save money on their monthly MTA pass through the convenience of pre-tax, payroll deductions. MTA passes can be used for unlimited travel on local buses, the Light Rail or the Metro Subway.

Carebridge Work-Life Services Plan
Carebridge is an innovative work-life services program that provides professional consultation, referral and information to help with a variety of personal and family needs, such as child care, college and financial planning, stress management, eldercare, adoption, relocation and continuing education.

Pre-Tax Parking
UMMC offers an extensive array of parking locations for a variety of prices. Parking fees are deducted on a pre-tax basis from the employee's paycheck. All employees who elect a parking deduction through the parking office are automatically enrolled in the pre-tax parking benefit.

Cafeteria Discount
As an UMMC employee, you are eligible for a discount in the hospital cafeteria when you display your employee badge.

Social Security
UMMC contributes to this government plan in accordance with applicable law. Social Security is designed to provide individuals with retirement income, benefits in case of disability or death and Medicare benefits.

COBRA
Under the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985 (COBRA), you have the right to continue your medical and dental coverage in the event you leave UMMC or your benefit eligible status changes. Under COBRA, you pay the full cost of these plans plus an additional 2% administrative fee.

Please note: This is a summary of the benefits currently available. UMMC reserves the right to modify, amend, suspend or terminate any plan at any time, and for any reason. For details on any of the programs described, please contact the Benefits Hotline at 410-328-9806.

UMMC benefit year begins on July 1st. You will be notified of any changes to existing benefits during the new Resident orientation process or in the Open Enrollment mailing to your home.

This page was last updated: June 11, 2013

         
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