Benefits and Compensation

Desert Regional Medical Center provides residents with benefits and compensation that are competitive in today’s market. General benefits offered include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Medical – eligible to participate in Employer’s group health insurance program on the first day of the month following the first month of employment.
  • Dental – eligible to participate in Employer’s group dental insurance program on the first day of the month following the first month of employment.
  • Vision – eligible to participate in Employer’s group vision insurance program on the first day of the month following the first month of employment.
  • Flexible Spending Accounts, Health Spending Accounts or Health Reimbursement Accounts.
  • Life, AD&D and Disability Insurance – eligible to participate.
  • Hyatt Legal
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Tenet Personal Health Team and Employee Assistance Program
  • Access to an on-site research library, a collection of online databases and full text journals, and research support by a staff librarian
  • Vacation – 20 days per academic year

Note: All benefits and compensations are subject to change

Additional benefits offered only with the approval of the Program Director and Director of Medical Education:

  • Allowance for books and other self-education materials (including directly related and pre-approved verifiable expense for authorized continuing education program(s).
  • One-time $100.00 reimbursement t for a smart phone, palm pilot or smart phone applications as a PGY-1
  • Allowance to attend national and/or state conferences representing the hospital and residency program.
  • One-time Reimbursement for registration fee to take COMLEX 3
  • Reimbursement for State of California Medical License
  • Reimbursement for Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) License.

Summary of Benefit Plans

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Resident Stipends for 2017-2018 (subject to approval by Tenet)

PGY-1 PGY-2 PGY-3 PGY-4 PGY-5 PGY-6 PGY-7
$54,592 $56,755 $59,296 $61,982 $65,459 $68,411 $71,607