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Coverage is provided via United HealthCare – Choice Plus Plan and is based on a three-tier plan. USF Morsani College of Medicine (MCOM) pays for the Resident/Fellow portion of the health insurance coverage. If you wish to add dependents, you will have a deduction of $75 per month for spouse coverage or $100 per month for child(ren) with or without spouse via automatic payroll deduction. You have 31 days after a qualifying event (e.g. birth, adoption, marriage) to add a dependent to the coverage.
Residents and Fellows can elect dental and vision coverage through United Healthcare. To sign up for these benefits, please fill in the appropriate form below. Enrollment form provided below under Healthcare & Benefits Forms. Find additional details on this coverage by reviewing these documents:
In the event of death in the immediate family, the resident may be granted three (3) days of bereavement leave in order to attend the funeral and assist in the estate settlement.
Review the current Leave of Absence Policy for further details.
Trainees who are employed by USF on a GME contract in Job Code 9188 are eligible for the Employee Tuition Program (ETP) with approval from their Program Director and the GME Office and subject to availability of funds for up to 6 credits per semester. The ETP for GME trainees is not available to USF GME dependents. The ETP for GME trainees is not available for courses required as part of the GME training program (e.g. MPH for Prevent Medicine). Please review the links below carefully for additional information and important deadlines.
USF Residents/Fellows are automatically enrolled into the Temporary Employee Retirement Plan (TERP). TERP is a defined contribution plan authorized under Section 401(a) of the Internal Revenue Code. Valic, Inc. is the plan administrator for the University of South Florida. 7.5% of pretax wages will be taken biweekly with each pay period.
J1 visa holders typically are not required to participate in TERP or FICA during their first 5 years on a J1 visa. Please contact HR with any questions or to discuss your visa status related to TERP.
To find out more about TERP please visit: http://www.usf.edu/hr/benefits/retirement/terp.aspx.
1. The USF Self-Insurance Program (SIP) team is the medical malpractice carrier for the University health care providers;
2. Sovereign immunity and how it affects you: You cannot be personally named in a suit, damages are limited in medical malpractice claims to 200/300 for state entities;
3. Identifying instances when you need to call SIP, include:
a. Receipt of a subpoena for deposition or request to speak with outside attorney;
b. Receipt of notice of a claim;
c. Patient complaint regarding care or threat to talk to an attorney;
d. Bad or unexpected outcome so as to give us notice of a potential claim;
e. Receipt of notice of DOH investigation;
f. Any other circumstances under which they believe a patient or patient family may pursue a medical malpractice cause of action.
4. For additional information on SIP, see below or read through these SIP FAQs.
USF Morsani College of Medicine residents are shielded from personal liability for negligence and entitled to the protections of sovereign immunity when acting within the course and scope of their employment with the College. As a member of the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine, you have professional liability protection through the USF Self-Insurance Program (SIP), which provides medical malpractice coverage for healthcare providers at University of South Florida, including faculty, residents, students, and other employees. In connection with this protection, residents have certain significant responsibilities, including full compliance with the SIP staff and SIP committees in the investigation, defense, and settlement of claims.
By far the best guideline to follow is that of medical common sense sustained by an ever-present awareness of the possibility of a claim. When in doubt, always report, and do so promptly.
The SIP office should also be notified immediately in each of the following situations:
SIP staff works to protect University physicians. The office may be reached at
(813) 974-8008. Further information may be obtained from:
USF Self-Insurance Programs
Tel: (813) 974-8008
Tel: (813) 974-8008
Annual Requirements include:
1) TB Screening will be provided at no cost to you through the Medical Health Administration (MHA) office or from our clinical affiliates; and,
2) INFLUENZA Vaccination will be required each year. This vaccine will be provided for you at no cost beginning in October of each year through the USF Medical Clinic/Medical Health Administration (MHA) office or from our clinical affiliates.
Contact Medical Health Administration office for additional details on obtaining these from MHA or from an affiliate site. Note that once received, documentation needs to be submitted to the MHA office. Click here to contact the Medical Health Administration office: https://health.usf.edu/medicine/internalmedicine/infectious/medicalhealthadmin/residents_fellows.
USF Parking option for Medical Residents (as reflected in GEMS) to purchase
Tampa General Hospital
and Fellows are assigned to the TGH
For follow-up questions or issues, please email TGHGMEoffice@tgh.org
James A Haley VA
residents and fellows rotating at JAHVA must
register all privately
Residents will be issued a
decal with Red numbers and will be allowed to park in the
Moffitt Cancer Center
|Yes; free option available||
rotating at Moffitt Cancer Center, USF
residents and fellows must obtain
residents and fellows may also park (for free) at the McKinley campus, 4th floor & above, and
Parking: For Moffitt
parking at night (5:00 pm to 7:00 am), park in the Blue
Bay Pines VA
your first day at BayPines, park in Lot 16 and then proceed to the Office of
in Bldg. 20. After orientation, your respective service coordinator will advise you where to
park as there are various parking lots throughout the facility.
JH All Children's Hospital
resident/fellow will be given the instructions below when they pick up their
are exceptions when all residents are permitted to park in the visitor
JHACH security is very
tight on parking. They will send notices of warnings. After the 3rd