Benefits and compensation

SALARY*                     

PGY 1: $55,700     
PGY 2: $58,000   
PGY 3: $59,800   

*WAGES LISTED ARE FOR 2020-2021 AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE

HEALTH INSURANCE                                         
Available for resident and eligible dependents as per hospital policy.  Includes a resident contribution and the following benefits: medical, prescription drug, dental, and vision care administered through an approved provider program.

LEAVE OF ABSENCE
Available according to hospital policy.  Includes medical, family medical (FMLA), military and personal leave of absence.

LONG TERM DISABILITY INSURANCE
Payable for eligible employees according to hospital policy.  

LIFE INSURANCE         
Provided for in the amount of one time the resident’s annual salary.

PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY INSURANCE
Provided in the form of an occurrence policy for coverage of all residency related clinical activities.

PAID TIME OFF (PTO)/VACATION/PERSONAL AND SICK DAYS
PGY 1: 15  workdays
PGY 2 - 5: 18 workdays                                                            

BOARD REVIEW COURSE
Provided for senior level residents, subject to program director approval.  

EDUCATION ALLOWANCE & CONFERENCE TIME
Provided for attendance of one educational conference per year with the approval of the program director.  All residents are eligible for $1500 and 5 days of conference time per academic year.  

MOVING EXPENSE ALLOWANCE                     
Available for eligible residents at an amount not to exceed $1,000 per family.  Subject to IRS rules, original receipts required.  Program Directors determine eligibility.

MEALS   
Provided at $250 food allowance per month per resident in the Market’s hospital cafeterias 

PARKING
Provided at no cost adjacent to the hospital.  
                 
ON-CALL QUARTERS
Provided for each resident when on call and furnished with appropriate amenities.

OTHER RESOURCES
Available resources for resident use include: electronic medical record, medical library, media resources, graphic arts, protective services, infection control, laboratory and radiologic services, messenger/transport services, risk management, employee assistance programs – LifeMatters, etc.

CHILD CARE
Located nearby is a certified child care center which provides flexible hours of service.  Residents are eligible for an employee discount.  

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Provided in the form of internet access, medical informatics programs/clinical databases.

RECREATIONAL FACILITIES
Located on St. Elizabeth Youngstown and St. Joseph Warren campuses, free, state of the art employee fitness center for use by all employees.

Life as a Resident

  • Great learning experience in a supportive, fun setting!
  • Excellent work-life balance
  • Family-like atmosphere with faculty, residents, and staff
  • Opportunities to serve the community: Walk with a Doc at the Eastwood Mall, Volunteering with local non-profit organizations
  • Life in Mahoning County - Youngstown and surrounding areas: Boardman, Poland, and Canfield
  • One-hour drive to Cleveland or Pittsburgh
  • Affordable housing and low cost of living

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The Area
YoungstownLive.com 

Things to Do

Sports
Mahoning Valley Scrappers
Youngstown Phantoms Hockey
 
Outdoor Recreation:
Mosquito Lake State Park
Mill Creek MetroParks
 
Dining:
My Valley Dining

Entertainment and The Arts:
Covelli Centre Events 
DeYor Performing Arts Center/Powers Auditorium 
Stambaugh Auditorium
Ballet Western Reserve 
Butler Institute of American Art
Oh Wow Children’s Center for Science and Technology
Mahoning County Historical Society
McKinley Memorial Library and Museum
National Packard Museum

What to Expect

As a PGY-1 resident, when you begin rotating through different specialties, the learning curve is steep, especially since you are transitioning from medical school to residency life.  However, this is a very supportive and nurturing environment, and everyone is approachable and wants to help.  During your PGY-1 rotations, you will have continuity family medicine office hours and didactics, and you will be excused from your rotations during these times, allowing support from our residency group. The calls that will you do during your PGY-1 year are with your rotation service each month.  The only calls you have for the Family Medicine service are during your Family Medicine Inpatient service rotations.  During your second and third year, you will be seeing more patients during your office hours, and you will continue to have rotations that are mostly outpatient rotations.  During the second and third years you will also take call for the residency practice.  These calls are from home, although you must be within 30 minutes of the hospital, and you come from home for admissions and urgencies.  We are a very diverse resident team with a lot of social events, so expect get-togethers during the year with amazing, diverse food!

Call Schedule
PGY-1: Varies by rotation 

Shift work: OB/GYN, Pediatric Inpatient, Emergency Medicine (approx. 10 12-hour shifts) 

Calls: 

  • Surgery: Two 24-hour weekend calls
  • Internal medicine: Three weekday long-calls till 9 PM, one weekend long-call till 9 PM, one week of night float 
  • MICU: Three weekday long-calls till 9 pm, one weekend long-call till 9 PM, one week of night float 
  • FM service: Three weekday short call till 8 PM, 1 weekend call from 8 PM till 8 AM

PGY-2 and PGY-3: 

Shift work: Pediatric Emergency Medicine and Emergency Medicine rotations

Calls: 3-4 weekday calls per month from 5 PM till 6 AM. One or two weekend calls (6 AM till 6 AM next day).  This is a home-call system.  

Average hours/week

PGY-1s sometimes approach (but do not exceed) the 80-hour/week mark intermittently, and only during busier inpatient rotations like MICU and Inpatient Surgery. 

PGY-2s and PGY-3s will hardly ever exceed 65 hours/week; average approximately 50 hours/week.

Program Events

  • Welcome Picnic
  • Wellness Activities on and off-site
  • Resident Support Group
  • Holiday Party
  • Annual Retreat
  • Mercy Health Day at the Covelli Center
  • Annual Northeast Ohio Family and Community Medicine Scholarship Day
  • Mercy Health Youngstown Resident Research Day and Recognition Luncheon
  • Graduation Banquet

Meet our residents here!