Washington State University Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine offers a variety of comprehensive benefits to eligible trainees and their families.
The following information is intended to be a brief summary of these benefits. All trainees should seek information from the Office of Graduate Medical Education regarding eligibility costs and benefit plan options.
- Education Funds
- DEA registration is free as a state employee ($888 value)
- Professional Liability insurance is provided to Trainees at no cost while part of the residency program.
- Step 3 reimbursement
- Free parking at hospitals and clinical sites
- WSU pays the application cost associated with the Washington limited medical license application ($491 value)
- Board review resources
- Wellness resources and activities
Vacation and Leave Benefits
Each academic year, Trainees will be provided 20 days for Paid Time Away (PTA), Monday-Friday, to be used for coverage of vacation. In addition, residents receive an additional 7 PTA days to be used for unplanned absences including sick time. PTA cannot be “carried over” from one year to the next. Each program will inform its trainees of the specialty board regulation on leave and Board eligibility. All PTA requests must be approved by the program director prior to usage. Additional PTA available for approved medical, parental, or caregiver leave.
Professional and Education Leave
Programs will define and allocate professional and educational leave per year, in addition to PTA. Professional and educational leave may not be “carried over” from one year to the next.