Salaries and Benefits Overview

As a fellow in the Department of Rheumatology you will receive various benefits as a New York State UUP employee under the category of Graduate Medical Education Trainee

Salary

 PGY-4       $58,622

 PGY-5       $61,335

Health Insurance/Prescription Coverage

Starts at the 43rd day of employment. There are various affordable coverages to choose from that include both individual and family plans. As a UUP employee, you have the option to open a flex spending account that allso for pretax contributions in a Dependent Care Advantage Account (help pay for childcare) and Health Care Spending Account

Dental/Vision Insurance

Starts at the 42nd day of employment. There are various affordable coverages to choose from that include both individual and family plans which is employer-paid

Retirement Plans

Have the opportunity to enroll in the New York State Employees' Retirement System which includes retirement, disability coverage, disability retirement, pension and death benefits. As a UUP employee, you have the option to invest in an additional supplemental retirement program 

Meals

Wednesday morning lab conference and Thursday morning Rheumatology Grand Rounds include breakfast

Department Benefits

  • 2 lab coats provided at the start of the first training year, 1 additional coat provided in the second year of training
  • $300 Education Allotment Fund 
  • Membership coverage for 1 major subspecialty society per year
  • $1200/year for a fellow that is first author presenter for subspecialty meeting

Annual ACR Conference

2nd year fellows are highly encourage to attend the ACR conference in early November. The ACR usually grants scholarships to 2nd year fellows-in-training.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP) & Balance Work

BalanceWorks Resident Assistant Program is a free resident work/life benefit program that can help provide professional support and personal assistant to the fellow. The program provides a broad range of benefits from counseling, childcare resources, legal advice to help in planning a family vacation and more.

EAP is a free service offered to employees to help indentify and resolve personal, family and workplace problems thru confidental counseling and refferrals 

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