Annual hospital salaries range from $46,000 to $51,600. Uniform and laundry services are available through the House Staff Office, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. On-call rooms are assigned to orthopaedic house staff so residents may sleep in the hospital when they have night duty. All meals are provided for residents while on call in house.
Hospitalization benefits, including Blue Cross, Blue Shield and Major Medical for the house officer, his/her spouse and children, are provided at no charge. The House Staff may elect to join an approved HMO as an alternative. Other benefits include life and disability insurance, travel and accident insurance which covers the house staff member when he/she is traveling on Jefferson business. Vision care and dental care programs are benefits that are offered to all members of the house staff following one year of employment.
Numerous apartments and small homes are available in the neighborhood, and both Pennsylvania and New Jersey suburbs are readily accessible via an excellent transportation system. On campus housing options are available through the Department of Housing and Residential Life, Suite 103, 1000 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107. Phone number 215-955-4346.
All residents receive a departmental annual stipend of $500.00 for the purchase of orthopaedic texts and journals.
Courses and Conferences
Each resident receives a $1,000 a year travel allowance from the Jefferson Orthopaedic Resident Education Fund. Residents also receive reimbursement for registration and travel expenses for conferences which they are presenting original research.
PGY 2's all receive Blackberry Cell Phones for communication.
There are four nurse practioners and three cast room technicians on the floors that work very closely with the orthopaedic residents. The NP's help residents manage patients on the floors by updating labs, disposition and working with dedicated orthopaedic Case Mangers and Social Workers. The cast room technicians help take down dressings in the morning, apply braces/splints/CPM's/casts/Halo's during the day and are always available to help residents reduce fractures and dislocations in the Emergecy Room. All attendings have a Physician Assistant or Nurse Practioner that they primarily work with. The residents work closely with these PA's and NP's to help facilitate patient care.
Residents receive four (4) weeks of vacation per year. In addition, the residents receive one additional week for presentations at national meetings. Interns receive two (2) weeks of vacation their first year.
Residents have full subscriptions to JBJS, JAAOS, Am Journal of Sports Medicine. The Jefferson Library has access to all Orthopaedic Journals Online and selected Orthopaedic Textbooks.
All Residents receive iPads to access these journals and store selected articles.
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.