wide variety of benefits are offered to residents in the Department of
Orthopedic Surgery. Some of these benefits are outlined below.
2019 - 2020 Salaries
The following benefits programs are available to all residents on the OUHSC campus.
- Dental Insurance
- Vision Insurance
- Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)
- Life Insurance
- Long-Term Disability
- Short-Term Disability
- Accident Protection (AD&D)
For details on plans available and cost options, please visit https://benefitsenrollment.ouhsc.edu/Benefit-Programs.
- Custom magnification loupes
- Custom lead operating gowns
- Custom lead operating glasses
- Embroidered white coat
- Free covered parking
- Quarterly meal stipend for campus cafeterias
- Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification
- Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Certification
- Fee-exempt DEA and OBNDD registrations
- Attendance at one designated orthopedic conference each PGY year
- Full subscriptions to various academic journals, including the Journal
of Bone and Joint Surgery (JBJS) and the Journal of the American
Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (JAAOS)
- Print and electronic textbooks covering a wide range of orthopedic topics
- Opportunities for moonlighting for residents beginning as early as PGY-3 year
- Access to athletic facility/gym on campus
- Discounted OU football, basketball, and other sports tickets
- Employee discount program for local vendors/companies
variety of continuing education opportunities are provided to
residents, including state and national conference attendance. Resident
engagement in scholarly activity is also strongly supported by the
- Residents attend a minimum of one designated regional or national conference each PGY year
- Full travel costs are provided for any resident presenting original research at a regional or national conference
- All publication and presentation costs for resident research are provided
Events for Residents
faculty, and staff of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery work together
as a family. This mindset enables residents to experience firsthand
the personal and professional bonds built on compassion, respect, and
integrity that are forged within and outside of the workplace.
Throughout the year, the department hosts numerous social events to show
our sincere appreciation for the efforts of our residents and faculty,
and the families who support them at home.
A mix of official and informal annual events offer a variety of platforms for mixing and mingling.
Resident Welcome Pool Party
Annual Resident Games
Staff Appreciation Event
Chief Resident Roast
End-of-Year Pool Party
Paid Time Off and Leave
Residents are entitled to three types of paid leave, as described below.
- Annual Leave (15 days per academic year)
This includes vacations and personal time off.
- Sick Leave (15 days per academic year)
This includes leave due to personal or family illness, injury, or medical need.
- Educational Leave (5 days per academic year)
This includes leave to attend regional, national, specialty, or subspecialty meetings of the resident's choosing.
Family Leave - Federal Guidelines
law mandates that, after one year of University employment, qualified
employees may take up to 12 weeks of leave (available paid leave and
then unpaid leave) during any 12-month period for (1) the birth and care
of a newborn child; (2) the placement of a child for adoption or foster
care and to care for the newly placed child; (3) the care of the
employee’s spouse, son, daughter, or parent with a serious health
condition; and (4) the employee’s own serious health condition. Contact
Human Resources for additional information.
The university will continue to pay the cost of the university provided
insurance coverage for employees for the 12 weeks of FMLA protected
leave. The employee will continue to be responsible for payment of
premiums for any elective coverage. It is the employee’s responsibility
to contact the campus Benefits office to determine premium payment
Available sick leave, annual leave, or leave without pay may be used in
accordance with the Family Leave Act guidelines described above.
Resident Family Leave Policy
As the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery requires that each resident
receive at least 46 weeks of full time orthopedic education per year,
periods of family leave may extend the length of the residency training
needed to meet board requirements.