General Information about
Residency Programs at Saint Joseph Hospital

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Key Personnel and Medical Staff

President and Chief Executive Officer Roberta Luskin-Hawk, M.D.
Vice President, Professional Services Carol Buer
Vice President, Patient Care Services William Duffy, R.N., M.J, CNOR, FAAN
Vice President, Strategy and Business Development John Steiner
Chief Medical Officer Joel Spear, M.D.
President of the Medical Staff Raynelda Hidalgo, M.D.

 

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Department Key Personnel
Family Medicine Luis Garcia, M.D. Chairman and Program Director
Medicine Search in progress Chairman
Nkem Iroegbu, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.P. Program Director
Rohini Mendonca, M.D. Assoc. Program Directors
Shesh Rao, M.D.
Transitional Program Shesh Rao, M.D. Program Director
Obstetrics and Gynecology Abdol Hosseinian, M.D. Chairman/Program Director
Ewa Bilinski, M.D. Int. Assoc. Program Director
Clinical Pathology and Nuclear Medicine Teresita Zdunek, M.D. Chairman
Psychiatry Bruce Gober, M.D. Chairman
Radiology Nicholas Skezas, M.D. Chairman
Surgery Mark Connolly, M.D. Chairman/Program Director
Podiatry Frank Zappa, DPM Program Director
Academic Affairs Patricia Hardy Director
Trish Boskovic Coordinator
Executive Resident Ediri Brume, M.D. Internal Medicine

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Salaries/Benefits

Following are the new salaries for Saint Joseph Hospital residency programs for 2011-2012:

PGY Salary
1 $49,279
2 $51,762
3 $53,981
4 $55,632
5 $57,251
Podiatry PM&S 36
1
2
3
$44,009
$47,744
$50,180

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Other Benefits

  • Health Insurance - Saint Joseph Hospital provides health insurance coverage to the resident trainee. This coverage includes a deductible for any admission not to Saint Joseph Hospital.
  • Voluntary Dental Plan - The resident is eligible to participate in the Saint Joseph Hospital dental plan.
  • Voluntary Vision Plan - The resident is eligible to participate in the Saint Joseph Hospital vision care plan.
  • Disability Insurance - Provided certain criteria are met, Saint Joseph Hospital provides long-term disability coverage to residents.
  • Life Insurance - Life insurance coverage is available to residents at an amount equal to twice the annual stipend rate, as well as for accidental death and dismemberment.
  • Credit Union/Tax-Sheltered Accounts - The resident is eligible to participate in the Saint Joseph Hospital tax-sheltered annuity plan and may conduct business with the Health Care Associates Credit Union.
  • Vacation - Paid Time Off: The PTO Plan Provides Resident Physicians 15 days total per annum at 100% prorated paid stipend for the Residents with an extra 4 days personal time. Paid Time Off is defined as time off for a vacation, holiday, or personal reasons or for the first four  (4) days of an absence due to illness, injury, disability, or maternity/paternity
  • Education Leave - Residents may request a leave of absence to complete FLEX, State or National Board examinations. Second-year residents and beyond may apply for up to five (5) days of educational leave time and a stipend to attend one outside medical meeting per year, with prior approval by the program director.
  • Illness - The Extended Illness Plan provides up to 10 days (or 80 hours) total per annum at 100% prorated paid stipend for an absence of the fourth day for a five-day consecutive illness up to 10 days per contract year.
  • Meals - A discount is provided on meals served in the hospital cafeteria. There also is a meal allowance for on-call assignments.
  • Uniforms - Uniforms are provided by Saint Joseph Hospital.
  • Parking - Parking in the Saint Joseph Hospital garage is free, provided your car displays a valid hospital parking permit.
  • Employment Eligibility - The J-1, Exchange-Visitor visa, is intended for educational purposes. It stipulates that a holder of the visa will return to his/her home country following completion of the program. SJH will support J-1 visa applications for residents and fellows through sponsorship by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG).

    The H-1, Temporary Worker visa, allows its holder to work only for a specified employer. It requires substantial additional documentation and sponsorship by SJH. Any unusual costs associated with an H-1 visa will be guaranteed by the residency program, such as a return plane ticket if the resident is discharged before the visa expires. Any applications fees are the responsibility of the resident.

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National Residency Matching Program

Program Title Matching Code
Preliminary Surgery 1405440P0
General Surgery 1405440C0
Transitional Year 1405999P0
Preliminary Medicine 1405140P0
Internal Medicine 1405140C0
Obstetrics/Gynecology 1405220C0
Family Medicine 1405120C0

For more information, contact:

Patricia Hardy
Director, Academic Affairs
Saint Joseph Hospital
773-665-3404

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