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Resident Life: Salary & Activities

Resident Benefits

A $1,400 annual educational stipend is provided by YNHH for the purchase of educational resources such as textbooks, surgical equipment (such as loupes) and electronic equipment (tablets, laptops, cell phones).
A generous stipend provided for annual travel/conference reimbursement is available for residents who are approved to present their research at regional and national conferences.
Yale School of Medicine Library provides assistance with literature searches, bibliography preparation, as well as workshops on topics from grant writing to statistics. Online access is available to most surgical textbooks and most medical journals.

There is a dedicated study space available at the hospital within the General Surgery Resident's Library.

Salary info can be found on the YNHH GME website.
Residents are allowed 4 weeks of vacation per year.

Resident Committees

The Surgical Resident Advisory Council (SRAC) is comprised of one member from each PGY level elected by peers. The group is chaired by the PGY-5 member of the council and faculty are present only when invited by the council. The group is charged with collecting the concerns of the residents and collaborating with the administrative leadership in a shared governance model. This council’s function is bidirectional, and will be charged with feeding back information to the residency so that the results of their recommendations will be easily known to the group at large. In addition, there are 5 committees, listed below, which serve to organize and empower the residents to create change within their stated domain.

Resident Committees
Committee Name Chair Name
Thriving in Residency Chair: Matthew Fleming
Scholarship and Research Chair: Alex Chiu
Recruitment, Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Chair: Raymond Jean
Leadership and Mentorship Chair: Mike DeWane
Health Equity, Advocacy and Social Responsibility Chair: Sarah Ullrich

Activities and Events

Weekly Wellness Gathering

Each week the Wellness Committee organizes an informal gathering at a local restaurant or pub to provide the chance to unwind and socialize with fellow friends and residents.

Quarterly Wellness Dinner and Journal Club

Four times a year the Department sponsors a resident gathering a local restaurant for dinner and drinks. During the informal dinner, residents discuss a journal article related to resident wellbeing.

Chairman's Picnic

At the beginning of the academic year, the Chairman invites all residents, faculty, and family members for a full afternoon picnic at a local private venue. The Chairman’s picnic serves as a wonderful opportunity for new interns to meet the Department and for all to enjoy an afternoon of food, activities, and camaraderie.

Holiday Party

During the winter holiday season, the department holds a holiday party for residents, faculty, and their families to gather for food and good spirits.

Chief Resident Graduation Gala

At the close of the academic year, the Department holds a formal gala including the residents, faculty, and spouses, to honor and celebrate the graduating Chief Residents.

Intern Appreciation Day

In recognition of the outstanding work of our interns each year a full clinical day and funds are set aside so that the intern class may enjoy an activity of their choosing as a class. Past events have included kayaking, NYC Harbor Cruise, picnics etc. Residents and Attendings come together to cover services and pagers on this day as a thank you for all of our intern's dedication.