Monmouth Medical Education
Work Environment and Benefits
Working Environment and Duty Hours
Monmouth Medical Center provides residents with a sound academic and clinical
education that is carefully planned and balanced with concerns for patient
safety and resident well-being. Each residency program ensures that the
learning objectives of the program are not compromised by excessive reliance
on residents to fulfill service obligations. Didactic and clinical education
have priority in the allotment of residents’ time and energies.
Duty hour assignments recognize that faculty and residents collectively
have responsibility for the safety and welfare of patients. Each program
has a duty hours policy and procedure that is in compliance with, and
often exceeds, the standards of the ACGME common and program-specific
requirements for work hours, time off, and call, as well as fatigue education
House Staff Salaries (Effective July 1, 2016)
Health and Dental Benefits
Comprehensive coverage that includes doctor’s office visits, laboratory
tests, hospitalization, dental, prenatal and well-baby care, vision care,
immunizations, diagnostic tests, and preventive and wellness care. Services
are provided by your primary care physician and other preferred providers,
almost entirely without the need for referral forms.
Monmouth Medical Center offers two types of dental plans, both of which
provide employees and eligible dependents with coverage for preventive,
basic and major dental services.
Paid Time Off
Residents are eligible for four weeks of vacation, eight holidays and 10
days of sick time per year.
Monmouth Medical Center provides residents with additional benefits, including
on-site accredited child and elder day care, meal allowances and on-premise
call facilities for on-call periods, free lab coats and uniforms, parking
and pagers. Postgraduate placement services are available through our system.
Participation in national and regional professional meetings and conferences
is encouraged. Leave time and a $500 expense stipend are available to
residents in PGY-3 and above. Training, including ACLS, ATLS, PALS, and
NALS, is provided at Monmouth’s expense.
Professional organization membership dues are paid by the hospital.
Residents are covered for professional liability and are given access to
disability insurance for all activities that are part of the residency program.
Counseling and Support Services
Monmouth Medical Center offers confidentil psychiatric counseling and psychological
support services, as well as personal and career counseling.
Residents and immediate family members also can seek counseling through
the hospital’s employee assistance program.
The Medical Society of New Jersey extends its full range of services, including
drug and alcohol evaluation and litigation stress support groups, at no
charge to all resident physicians in the state.
The on-site Wachovia Bank provides financial services, including savings
accounts, holiday/vacation club accounts, individual retirement accounts
and loans. The hospital’s Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account
offers special tax savings for certain dependent care expenses. Direct
deposit banking and an on-site money access machine are available.