• Compensation and Benefits

    The salary for interns for the 2016-17 year is $47,738. A complete health insurance policy is provided for house officers at a nominal cost; family coverage is available at additional cost. Group life insurance is available at a reduced rate. Accident protection, catastrophic illness, cancer care, intensive care, prepaid dental plan and supplemental health insurance are also available.

    UMMC offers residents the opportunity to purchase long-term disability insurance at a group discount, non-gender specific rate. A special tax-deferred annuity plan is available as well. Residents are provided professional liability coverage at no charge for activities for or on behalf of the hospital within the scope of the residency training program.

    Covered parking for the house staff is free. Residents also have access to the fitness center at the Student Union. Lab coats are provided by the department. Each resident is given three weeks of vacation time, and all PGY 2-5 residents receive one week of educational leave per year. Extra time is available for the presentation of academic papers at recognized meetings.

    Educational funds

    Presently, each PGY 2-5 resident is provided an educational fund of $1,500 for travel and books, and further funds are allocated for presentation of papers at conferences. PGY-1 residents receive $500 per year. The department also provides the residents with the home study course and the annual otolaryngology in-training exam.

    Fellowships

    Our residents have consistently obtained highly competitive fellowships in many subspecialties including: pediatric otolaryngology, facial plastic surgery, head and neck surgery, rhinology and sleep medicine. We do not currently sponsor fellowship programs in our department.

    Recent UMMC otolaryngology residents have gone on to fellowships at various locations, including:

    • Dr. Matt Richardson  - Facial plastic and reconstructive surgery fellowship (to start July 2015) at Rousso Facial Plastic Surgery Clinic, Birmingham, AL.
    • Dr. Mary Ashmead - Rhinology fellowship at St. Elizabeth's Medical Center, Boston, MA.
    • Dr. Beth Bailey - Head and neck surgery fellowship at University of South Florida, Tampa, FL.
    • Dr. Tara Rosenberg  - Pediatric otolaryngology fellowship at Arkansas Children's Hospital, Little Rock, AR.
    • Dr. Henry Barber - Facial plastic and reconstructive surgery fellowship at Rousso Facial Plastic Surgery Clinic, Birmingham.
    • Dr. Kimberly Donnellan - Facial plastic and reconstructive surgery fellowship at Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH.
    • Dr. Andrea Lewis  - Sleep medicine fellowship at University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson.
    • Dr. Jason Guillot - Facial plastic and reconstructive surgery fellowship at Rousso Facial Plastic Surgery Clinic, Birmingham.

    International opportunities

    We encourage and support our residents' participation in humanitarian projects by providing appropriate time and by maintaining a fund for financial support for these trips. In addition, we are participating in an educational exchange program with residency programs in South and Central America. Via this program, two of our residents are allowed to spend a week at another program to learn a different perspective on training and care.