Fellows are entitled
to four (4) weeks of paid vacation each year. Vacations are scheduled in
advance to allow coverage and cancellation of continuity clinics. Additional
leave for illness, family medical emergencies, or maternity/paternity may be
taken according UCSD GME policy.
Group health insurance
and disability plans are available to fellows and their dependents, as well as
dental and vision coverage, provided as an employment benefit with NO COST to
the fellow or his/her dependents.
There is a $40,000 life insurance plan for the fellow, which includes a double indemnity clause of $80,000 and is provided by the University at no cost to the fellow. Malpractice insurance is also provided by the University.
Fellows have access to the library resources of UCDS and the San Diego VA Medical Center. UCSD Library access is available offsite via the Internet.
Housing and Education Stipend
Fellows for 2019-2020 will receive $5,900 housing stipend and $500 education stipend.
At UCSD Medical
Center, there is a 50% reduction in the cost of parking for fellows. At the VA
Medical Center, parking is free.
Fellows also have access to recreational facilities available to students to the main UCSD campus, including the large indoor and outdoor swimming pools at the SDSU/UCSD Mission Bay Aquatics Center.
More detailed information regarding Leave Policy, Professional Liability Insurance, Health Insurance, uniform and uniform laundering is provided in the UCSD Medical Center Terms and Conditions of Appointment on the Office of
Graduate Medical Education Web site.