Salary and Benefits

The terms and conditions of the Scripps Mercy Hospital Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program training and employment are specified in the employment agreement (resident contract), including training obligations, stipend and benefits.

Annual stipend for academic year 2014-2015: $57,179

  • Insurance
    Health, dental, vision and life insurance plans for residents and families are reviewed at orientation. Residents may participate in the Scripps Wellness Program.
  • Educational allowance
    An annual stipend is available.
  • Counseling service
    The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provides confidential, free, short-term professional counseling for employees and family members.
  • Vacation leave
    Fellows receive 20 days of paid vacation. Family and medical leave (FMLA) and maternity leave is allotted per the Scripps Mercy house staff manual and Scripps Health policies.
  • Sick leave
    All residents have a 10 day bank that is used for sick leave as well as holidays recognized by Scripps when residents may not be scheduled to work (e.g. Christmas, New Years, Thanksgiving, etc.) depending on their call schedule.
  • Lunch
    Light meals are available in the Scripps Mercy Hospital physician lounge.
  • Parking
    Parking is free in the Scripps Mercy Hospital parking structure.
  • Uniforms
    White lab coat laundry service is provided with weekly pick-up and delivery.
  • Medical library
    All residents have 24/7 access to the medical library at Scripps Mercy Hospital via their identification badge. In addition, there are online journals and links to UpToDate, MD Consult, Ovid, Cochrane Library, PubMed and portals.