Benefits and Compensation


  • PGY 1: $58,000
  • PGY 2: $60,000
  • PGY 3: $62,000


We offer residents several types of insurance, including:

  • Professional liability/malpractice insurance coverage (provided through Catholic Health Partners Self-Insurance Fund)
  • Medical, dental and prescription coverage (plans require minimal monthly contributions and co-pay)
  • Disability core coverage for short and long-term disability
  • Life/accidental death/dismemberment core coverage

Paid Time Off

  • PGY 1: 19 days
  • PGY 2: 19 days
  • PGY 3: 23 days

Academic Stipend

  • PGY 1: $800
  • PGY 2: $1,200
  • PGY 3: $1,200

Other Benefits

  • Meals: $500 annual meal stipend
  • Parking: Free parking for residents
  • Fitness facilities: Access to St. Rita’s fitness center
  • Reimbursements: We offer reimbursement for training certificates, Part III Boards and DEA license
  • Leave: We offer family, medical and maternity/paternity leave
  • Two lab coats (ordered by program)
  • Cellphone stipend
  • Direct payroll deposit
  • Worker’s compensation
  • Occupational health services
  • Employee Assistance Program/LifeMatters Program

Lifestyle in the Area

Situated just over an hour’s drive from Dayton, Toledo and Columbus, Lima is the principal city of Allen County. With a population of 106,000, it’s a comfortable and inviting community with excellent schools and affordable housing. You’ll find an abundance of classic charm, eclectic boutiques, an engaging arts scene and diverse dining. With the small-town community camaraderie, it won’t take long to feel at home here!

What to Expect

My Impression after 90 Days as an inaugural St. Rita’s EM Resident

By Alexandre Lightfoot, MD

Since my first day walking through St. Rita’s Emergency Department doors, my experiences have been nothing short of incredible. From the start, the level of complexity we manage in our residency program has been astounding. My fellow residents and I have performed intricate procedures on a weekly basis that some emergency medicine physicians perform once or twice in their entire careers, and have seen patients with an exceedingly vast array of medical comorbidities on daily basis. 

Lima is a hardworking and welcoming community full of people who are truly so appreciative of the difficult work performed at St. Rita’s. It is something that is tremendously fulfilling as a physician and rare to find. Although Lima would not be classified as a big city, St. Rita’s Emergency Department truly runs just like any other big city emergency department in the United States. In fact, the annual volume of patients seen in our ED will shock you. 

The capabilities we have available to ensure our patients receive high-quality A+ care include a large variety of specialists on medical staff as well as the latest technological advances in medicine. Furthermore, the ER nurses we work with daily are incredibly knowledgeable and among the best in the country.

St. Rita’s Emergency Medicine Residency Program comes with high expectations and great reward. Not only are you expected to be intelligent, hardworking and compassionate, but you must also live up to the incredibly high standards that come with working at one of the top hospitals in the nation. You will be challenged daily and pushed to be the best physician you can be. While practicing medicine at St. Rita’s, you will be reminded why you chose medicine in the first place.

Call Schedule 

Our residents cover our Emergency Department along with the attendings 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days per year. Residents work various shifts in the ED.  

Although the ED shifts are mostly eight hours in the post-COVID era, there is potential for flexibility in the future. During the Pediatric ICU and Trauma ICU rotations, you will have 24-hour shifts to increase your exposure to critical patients.

Didactic conference time is protected on most rotations. This ensures your availability to receive the full extent of our curriculum and training.

Average Hours a Week

Clinical and educational work hours are limited to no more than 80 hours per week, averaged over a four-week period on non-ED rotations or 60 clinical hours on ED rotations. These hours include both in-house activities and the completion of in-house or residency required clinical activities. The typical shifts for residents are eight hours. The number of shifts per month depend on your level of training. Below is the breakdown:

  • PGY 1: 20 shifts
  • PGY 2: 18 shifts
  • PGY 3: 16 shifts


View a PDF of our current residents.