Responsibilities & Benefits

Call schedules vary from site to site. Typically PGY-2 to PGY-4 residents take calls once monthly. All is home call. During the call weekend, the resident is expected to round on the patients at the hospital for which they are covering. If not scheduled to be on call, residents are not required to work weekends.

Education Time

PGY-2 to PGY-4 residents are granted time for approved educational activities.

  • PGY-2: 2 days
  • PGY-3: 3 days
  • PGY-4: 4 days


In addition to the resident salary, various benefits are offered through the University of Minnesota's Office of Student Health Benefits.

  • Health insurance plans
  • Life insurance
  • Long-term and short-term disability plans
  • Parking is provided at all affiliate rotation sites
  • Optional retirement plan
  • Optional dental insurance
  • The U of M Recreation & Wellness Center is available for resident use (for a fee)

Leaves of Absence

Residents are given paid time off (PTO) annually, to be used for both sick and vacation time. PTO amounts vary depending on post-graduate year in training. Additionally, residents are allotted continuing medical education time and funding. 
Other leaves of absence are available (such as parental, medical, jury duty, military, etc.) and policies can be found in the program manual. Questions can be directed to Jessica DeVries
Per the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (ABPM&R), any days taken beyond the 30 days annually, require an extension of training.