Salary and Benefits
Resident salaries for the 2019-20 academic year are:
- 1st year: $52,625
- 2nd year: $54,625
- 3rd year: $57,328
The resident benefit package includes:
- FICA (Federal Insurance Corporation Act--Social Security)
- Professional Liability Insurance, $1 million/$3 million coverage
- Health insurance package for self and family
- Disability insurance (TDI through the State of Rhode Island)
- Limited medical license for the State of Rhode Island
- Uniforms and Laundry Service
- Private on-call quarters
- Locker and study carrels
- Three weeks vacation each year
- Educational stipend that can be used for conferences and educational materials: $1000 in PGY1 and PGY2; $1500 in PGY3
- Use of Brown University facilities (libraries, computer center and athletic facilities)
Two PGY3 residents from Pawtucket and Warwick are elected by their peers to serve as chief residents, acting as resident advocates and liaisons between residents and the department. Both Pawtucket and Warwick also have MCH chief residents - two PGY3s in Pawtucket and one PGY2/3 in Warwick, serving as leaders and liaisons between residents, the MCH directors and MCH staff on maternal and child health issues. In addition, Pawtucket has two PGY3 scheduling chiefs who coordinate night call, vacation and sick call schedules.Resident Activities, as well as clinic chiefs and education chiefs.
Two annual events directed by residents, for residents, during which attention is focused on well-being and team-building. Faculty members provide coverage so that all residents can take part.
First-year residents and senior residents meet regularly to discuss matters of individual or common concern, both personal and professional. The Behavioral Science faculty facilitates the group.
Balint Group training is a method of understanding the doctor/patient relationship and learning the therapeutic possibilities of communicating skillfully with patients. The purpose of Balint Groups is to focus on the empathetic process and develop safety and trust through group cohesion. These groups, facilitated by trained faculty, are open to second- and third-year residents.
Social activities are planned throughout the year, including class potluck dinners, department holiday parties, graduation celebrations, cookouts and an annual talent show. Because the call schedule is completed a year in advance, residents and their families have plenty of notice to plan vacations and time off.