Written feedback from the faculty and proven case performance are supplied to the residents during personal semiannual meetings with the Program Director. Residents are required to take the American Board of Nuclear Medicine In-Service Training Examination yearly. Anonymous written feedback on the program and the faculty is solicited from the residents semi-annually.
These courses are taught by the imaging physics faculty in the department on a continuing basis and comprehensively reviewed in the year in which the resident is to take the written boards.
Residents in all University of Maryland programs receive a standard stipend based on their post graduate year and a standard set of benefits. Fringe benefits include the following: three weeks vacation leave per year plus several extra days during the Christmas / New Year period; up to five weeks sick leave per year, health and dental insurance subsidized by the employer, employer paid life insurance, employer paid short and long term disability insurance, and paid parking. All residents may receive laundry service.
Salaries paid to residents at the University of Maryland School of Medicine during 2011-2012 will be:
|Postgraduate Year 2 (1st-year resident)||$50,093|
|Postgraduate Year 3 (2nd-year resident)||$52,401|
|Postgraduate Year 4 (3rd-year resident)||$54,556|
All University of Maryland residents and fellows are provided professional liability coverage through the Maryland Medical Center Insurance Program for activities performed on behalf of UMMS while working within the scope of employment, performed within the delineation of clinical privileges and in accordance with specified Terms and Conditions of Coverage.
Coverage provided annually malpractice is an Occurrence Policy: $5 million/$20 million.
Attendance at society meetings and postgraduate courses is supported financially up to $2,000 in the second year of the program. Up to $2,000 may be used for the purchase of books in lieu of this meeting support. Additional funds are available in any year for presentation of research papers that are submitted for publication in a juried journal. The department also pays costs associated with the in-service examinations.
Detailed information about benefits and requirements associated with fellowship at UMMS is available through the Office of Graduate Medical Education.