Benefits, Salaries and Call Schedules

Benefits, salaries and call schedules

Residents receive the following benefits:

  • Twenty working days paid vacation
  • Professional leave with pay for approved meetings
  • Sick leave - six months accrual after two years of employment
  • Comprehensive group health coverage at reduced rates
  • Low-rate automatic eligibility disability coverage available
  • 4 lab coats provided at the beginning of residency
  • Laundering of lab coats provided
  • $300 house officer educational appropriation for departments
  • Travel reimbursement for residents investigating NE practice locations
  • Reimbursement for travel to and from required training sites more than 25 miles from the Medical Center
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support course fees paid by UNMC Department of Orthopaedics

House officer annual salaries for 2014-2015: 
HO I          $54,485
HO II         $56,502
HO III        $58,805
HO IV       $60,901
HO V        $63,033

Call schedule:

A resident's call schedule is highly variable, but it is not more than every third night under normal circumstances. All call is home call and averages every fourth day for the first three years. Fourth and fifth year residents take home back up call and average seven per month.

Contact Information
For questions please contact
Geri Miller:

Phone: (402) 559-2258
Fax: (402) 559-5511

UNMC Orthopaedic Surgery
Residency Program
981080 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, Nebraska 68198-1080