Resident Benefits

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery residents receive benefits from both the Department of Graduate Medical Education as well as from the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Rush University Medical Center.

Detailed information regarding the benefits provided by the Department of Graduate Medical Education at Rush University Medical Center can be found here.

Highlights include:

  • $300 annual stipend to the Rush Bookstore (iPad mini in lieu of stipend intern year)
  • Annual (calendar year) $1,000 LEAP funds for registration costs for workshops, seminars, symposiums, USMLE step 3 and conferences
  • Access to Rush University library resources
  • Free Parking
  • Health Insurance for residents and reduced rates for dependents
  • Medical Malpractice Insurance
  • Life & Disability Insurance
  • 4 weeks of vacation annually
  • On-Call Room & Meals
  • White coats
  • Mileage reimbursement for rotations away from the main campus
  • Opportunity to serve as doctor of the house for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra

The Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Rush University Medical Center also provides several resources to our residents to enhance their educational experiences.

Highlights include:

  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) Membership including subscriptions to  Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Scientific Journal, Plastic Surgery News (PSN), and Plastic Surgery Education Network (PSEN)
  • Travel funds for those presenting a podium presentation at major meetings
  • Travel fund to plastic surgery boot camps and courses based on PGY level
  • Opportunities for elective rotations as a senior level resident