Residents relocating to Mobile are allowed a moving allowance of $2.00 per mile with a cap of $1,200.00. Mileage should be turned into the Residency Coordinator to be processed through the Housestaff Office.
Professional Liability Coverage
Coverage is provided by the University of South Alabama at no cost to residents. (Applies only to professional activities scheduled by the Residency Program Director.) This is an occurrence type policy and by definition provides "tail coverage." Additional information can be found by contacting the Office of Risk Management.
Preventive Health Program
- Hepatitis B immunization is provided at no cost to residents
- Varicella immunization is provided at no cost to residents who have not had chickenpox
Adjacent parking is provided at no charge at USA Hospitals.
Living Quarters, Meals and Laundry
Living quarters, meals and laundry or their equivalents are the responsibility of the resident. When on-call in the hospital, sleep rooms are provided at no cost and a reimbursement of $5/call period is provided. Additionally, a 25% discount is given to all residents in each of the hospital's cafeterias. Vending machines providing hot and/or cold food are also available 24 hours/day, 7 days/week.
Upon employment and with each anniversary, each resident is granted 4 weeks (20 days) paid vacation leave per 12 month year. For vacation purposes, each week excludes weekends and is considered to be 5 days. Additional information regarding the vacation policy can be found in the GME Policy and Procedure Manual.
Upon employment and with each anniversary, each resident is granted 12 days paid sick leave per 12 month year. Additional information regarding the policy on sick leave can be found in the GME Policy and Procedure Manual.
Three lab coats are provided at the beginning of the first year of training; one lab coat is provided in each subsequent year of training.
USA Hospitals and the College of Medicine provide direct financial assistance to the departments in support of resident education.
10% discount on books and supplies with ID card.
Partial tuition reimbursement on college courses for self, spouse, and children at the University of South Alabama is provided after six months of employment.
Residents have use of the Recreation Center, tennis court, and swimming pools at the University of South Alabama Main Campus.
Discounts on University of South Alabama athletic events and musical and theatrical productions.