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Salary & Benefits

Salaries

Salaries

Leave

Personal Leave

Residents begin to earn and accumulate personal leave on the first working day of each month the resident works or receives paid leave. Personal leave is available for the resident’s use on the first day of the month after the leave is earned. There is no limit to the accumulation of personal leave.

Personal Leave

Medical Leave

Residents begin to earn and accumulate Major Medical Leave on the first working day of each month the resident works or receives paid leave. The leave is available for the resident’s use the first day of the month after the leave is earned. There is no maximum limit to Major Medical Leave accumulation. All unused Major Medical Leave will be counted as creditable service for the purposes of the retirement system.

Medical Leave

Retirement

As employees of the Mississippi State Hospital, residents will be enrolled in the Public Employees’ Retirement System of Mississippi (PERS).    

Health Insurance

Residents are eligible to enroll in the state employees' health insurance. A House Officer agrees to maintain one of these plans or another plan with equal or better benefits.

Other Insurance Options Available for Residents

  • Dental 
  • Vision 
  • Cancer Insurance
  • Critical Care
  • Long Term Care
  • Short Term Disability 
  • Long Term Disability 
  • Life  

Malpractice Insurance

Residents are provided professional liability coverage through Medical Assurance Company of Mississippi (MACM) when acting within the course and scope of their training under the supervision of a health care facility to which they are assigned as part of their prescribed training. 

Parking

Free Parking is provided to residents at all of our rotation sites.

Other Resident Benefits

  • Dedicated office space for each resident
  • Paid memberships for the American Psychiatric Association and Mississippi Psychiatric Association
  • Lab coats
  • No call for PGY-1 & PGY-2 residents during on-site rotations