Physics residents receive benefits commensurate with medical residents. These include:
- PGY1 salary: $58,690 per year for the academic year beginning July 1, 2020, and ending June 30, 2021. (Omaha enjoys a low cost of living. The estimated rent for a one-bedroom or two-bedroom apartment near campus is about $900-$1,100. Single house rentals are also available at very reasonable rates in residential areas with good schools.)
- Comprehensive group health coverage, additional supplemental life insurance, dental, and eye insurance are available for both the resident and his/her dependents at a reduced rate
- Low-rate automatic eligibility disability coverage is available
- Malpractice and life insurance are provided
- Twenty paid vacation days per academic year
- Seven traditional and five floating holidays paid time off
- Time for professional development
- Sick leave – residents accrue 12 days per year during training
- Three lab coats provided by the University at the beginning of residency
- Laundering is provided free of charge
- Meal vouchers up to $6 are provided Monday through Friday
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University-owned apartments are available for rent by medical physics residents on a first-come-first-served basis. Historically there has been no difficulty in accommodating residents in these apartments. Additionally, the department can provide help to residents to find off-campus housing if desired.
Membership to the AAPM is sponsored by the department for all residents. Residents are provided with all necessary books and educational materials free of charge.
The department intends to sponsor travel costs for each resident to attend one national professional meeting (e.g., AAPM, ASTRO, and RSNA) during their two-year training program. Meeting travel expenses are paid on a ‘funds available’ basis and must be approved by the Director of the Physics division. Historically, funding travel has not been a problem.