The San Francisco Orthopaedic Residency Program (SFORP) offers an annual stipend per post-graduate year level and a number of benefits.
As a resident physician of SFORP, the Medical Center provides you with health insurance benefits comparable to those offered to other Medical Center employees, certain of which benefits may require, by law, premium co-payments.
Educational Funds and Benefits
You will receive an educational stipend of $1000 per year which can be used to purchase educational books, reference materials or can be used towards additional educational expenses. Our program will reimburse your initial medical license and DEA fees, including one renewal prior to graduation.
PGY2-5 Residents are allowed one week educational leave annually to attend the following courses:
- PGY-2: AO North America Basic Principles and Techniques of Operative Fracture Management Course for Residents
- PGY-3: AAOS Annual Academy Meeting
- PGY-4: AO North America Principles of Operative Fracture Management Part 2 Advanced Principles and AAOS or Miller Board Review Course
- PGY-5: AAOS Annual Academy Meeting OR Optional 2nd Board Review Course
All expenses are covered by the program to attend the above referenced courses including course fees, hotel, airfare, transportation and a $100.00 meal allowance per day. You are often able to attend many other local and national educational and training courses throughout your residency, based on pre-approval from the Program Director.
At the start of residency, you receive three new lab coats. Weekly laundry service is provided by the Medical Center at no charge to you.
The Medical Center shall provide, at no charge to you, "on-call rooms" for overnight stays at the Medical Center during your on-call periods under the SFORP program.
The Medical Center shall provide in their cafeteria, at no charge to residents, two (2) meals per day on weekdays and three (3) meals per day on weekends during on-call periods under the Program. In addition, residents have 24 hour access to vending machines that offer healthy nutritional food selections.
The Medical Center's parking garage shall be available to you during your on-call periods under the Program, when you're required to be on the Medical Center premises during rotation to another facility, and on those ordinary on-duty days when you must leave the Medical Center premises for professional purposes and return to the Medical Center premises on the same day.