Our Services

Compensation and Benefits

Our program offers a competitive benefit package designed to assist residents and their families during the training period. It equals or exceeds those in our region.

Salary:
First year: $54,080
Second year: $56,080
Third year: $59,080

Meals
Provided while on call through the hospital cafeteria. A meal allowance of $2,080 is included in the salary. This is equivalent to one meal five days a week.

Educational Leave
PGY-1: up to three days, $600
PGY-2: up to five days, $1,000
PGY-3: up to five days, $1,000, plus $500 for board review
one day for board exam

Cost of the following courses: CPR, ACLS, PALS, ALSO, NRP
Book allowance of $200 per year

USMLE/COMLEX Step 3 Exam
Must be taken during PGY-1, if passed during PGY-1 we will reimburse the cost of the exam. Additional educational leave up to two days will be provided for the actual exam days.

Professional Liability Insurance
Provided

Health Insurance
Various plans are available for resident and family. The intern/resident shares in the premium for Health insurance, with the hospital paying a significant portion.

Benefits
Other benefits include dental, vision reimbursement, life insurance, disability, paid time off, employee assistance program, credit union, voluntary 403(b) retirement plan and other discounts.

Program Transition Allowance
Incoming residents are granted an allowance of $5,000 to facilitate the transition from student to resident.

Paid Time Off:
PGY-1: 12 days
PGY-2: 17 days
PGY-3: 17 days
(Paid time off is administered according to the regulations of the ACGME and AOA)

On-Call Schedule
A night float system is utilized. Upper level residents are required to participate in Family Medicine Supervisory Call as a part of the educational program. Sleeping quarters are available within the hospital for use while on call.

Professional Dues
AAFP or AOA/ACOFP

Chief Resident
$1,800 per year

Miscellaneous
Two lab coats for each resident per academic year.
West Virginia medical license fee.
Six holidays each year including New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Moonlighting opportunities are available within the Wheeling Hospital system with program director approval for second and third year residents.
Discount on a membership at the Howard Long Wellness Center.

Housing
Housing in the local area is very affordable and includes a variety of options from apartments and condos to single-family homes. The hospital offers a limited number of houses adjacent to the hospital campus for rent based on their availability.

Ultrasound Available

Ultrasound Available

Flexibility in the residency curriculum design allows five months of electives over the course of the program. The program also offers obstetrical experience through the OB-Gyn team.