Benefits and Services

Benefits and Services

Appointment

Offers for appointment to the housestaff of the University of Virginia Medical Center are made by the training program director and clinical department chair.  Offers are contingent upon the applicant receiving a Virginia medical license and being credentialed and privileged by the institution.  Once all required forms and documents have been submitted by the applicant, the credentialing process takes approximately 90 days to complete.  University of Virginia Medical Center housestaff do not have a formal contract.  Rather, they are credentialed and approved for appointment by the Credentials Committee and the Clinical Staff Executive Committee.  Upon approval, housestaff members receive a letter of appointment, a summary of their appointment terms and benefits, and a Housestaff Position Description.  The letter of appointment together with the housestaff member's required, written acceptance constitutes the contract.

Housestaff appointments are made for a period of no more than one year and, if appropriate, are renewed based upon the recommendation of the clinical department chair.  Employment also is contingent on satisfactory completion of an initial drug screen and criminal conviction check, and regular, periodic checks of the federal OIG and GSA lists of individuals debarred from participation in federal health care programs.

Heart Center Information Services

Heart Center Information Services assists cardiology personnel in the collection, analysis, and presentation of clinical and research data, providing all hardware, software, and instruction as necessary. Our computer network gives both inter- and intra-departmental access to a variety of information, from Medline at our Health Sciences Library to world-wide distribution of electronic mail.

Stipends and Benefits

Stipends are competitive. Pay levels are based on the number of years of experience credited toward specialty board certification. Health insurance, including hospitalization, is available through the University at a minimal charge for individual coverage and by contribution for coverage of dependents.

Benefits include:
  • 3 weeks of vacation annually, up to four weeks for leaves of absence
  • health, life, disability and professional liability insurance
  • tax-deferred savings program through Fidelity, TIAA-CREF or Vanguard
  • discounted membership at 5 University intramural facilities
  • on-site gym facilities
  • national meetings: (ACC, AHA) Fellows may attend one national scientific meeting a year paid by the division. Such meetings do not count as vacation time.
  • Virginia state medical licensure
  • lab coats and laundry service