General Policies & Procedures: Stipend Level Policy
University of Minnesota Medical School (UMMS)
Graduate Medical Education (GME) Administration
Policy: Stipend Level
Effective Date: 1.24.03
Approved by GMEC: 1.24.03
Revision Date: 03.31.08;06.27.03; 10.04.05; 04.13.06; 04.11.07;
Distribution: R/F; PD; PC; Institution Policy Manual; GME website
Policy Owner: GME Administration
To outline the steps used to determine the appropriate stipend level to assign to a resident/fellow (trainee).
Trainees in all programs at the same level of training must be paid in accordance with the stipends set by the Graduate Medical Education Committee (GMEC). Trainees may not be paid less than or in excess of the stipend set by the GMEC for their level of training.
Augmentations may be provided to chief residents.
Credit will be given to individuals who complete an ACGME-accredited combined residency.
Credit is not given for a chief resident year (when it is done as an extra year of training after completing the core program).
A trainee entering a training program after completing a portion or all of the Board requirements in another specialty may receive credit for only the portion of training which is acceptable to board requirements for certification in that specialty which he/she is entering. This credit will impact their stipend level.
Programs must receive and retain verification in writing from the appropriate specialty board of the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) for credit received from prior training.
It is recognized that there are trainees accepted into a training programs that have completed additional GME training above and beyond what is required for the training program they are entering. There may also be trainees accepted into a program that have spent time in non-GME activity (employment, graduate school, etc.). While these accomplishments are noteworthy, only training that is required to start in the training program will affect the stipend level.
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