Responsibilities & Benefits
Paid Time Off & Educational Time
Paid Time Off (PTO): Fellows are granted 20 days of PTO.
Educational Time: Fellows are allotted five additional days to take part in continuing medical education activities specific to their subspecialty training in spinal cord injury medicine.
Funding Support: Fellows have $1,000 of continuing medical education funding to use toward their education in spinal cord injury medicine.
Policies & Benefits
In addition to the fellow stipend, benefits are offered through the University of Minnesota's Office of Student Health Benefits. Benefits may include:
- Health insurance plans
- Optional dental insurance
- Life insurance
- Long- and short-term disability plans
- Optional retirement plan
- Parking (provided at all affiliate sites)
- University of MN Recreation & Wellness Center (for a fee)
- Resident and Fellow Assistance Program (RAP)
The Spinal Cord Injury Fellowship Program Manual and the Graduate Medical Education Institution Manual are useful guides throughout both the recruitment and training periods.
GRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION COMMUNITY RESOURCES
As a fellow, you are part of a vibrant community of residents, fellows and faculty.
In the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, we are home to a residency program, three additional fellowships and both master's degree and doctoral degree students. We welcome fellows to take part in Department-specific events such as grand rounds, our annual guest lecture event and social events to ensure that you feel part of this community!
The greater Graduate Medical Education (GME) community houses various committees you can join, as well as serves as a great resource for assistance if needed. GME manages the Resident and Fellow Assistant Program, a centralized orientation, and offers many opportunities for you to connect other trainees outside of your department.