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Benefits

The Neurosurgery Residency Program provides residents with a broad spectrum of training in neurosurgical procedures, research, patient care, and evaluation.

Residents maintain a close working relationship with skilled physicians in an environment that is highly conducive to the learning process. With services provided to some 10,000 patients and more than 2,100 surgical procedures each year, residents gain critical hands-on neurosurgical patient care experience in a structured and educational setting. The program provides access to state-of-the-art facilities for patient care, training, and research.

Malpractice, Disability, Health Care Insurance

The State of Louisiana provides professional liability coverage to House Officers when acting within the course and scope of their training or staff which they are assigned as part of their prescribed training, regardless of where the services are performed.

Malpractice Insurance is provided through the State of Louisiana self-insurance plan at no cost to the resident, and covers in-house duties only.

Residents receive a basic group disability insurance benefit at no charge. Additional coverage may be purchased. It is required that proof of Health Care Insurance be presented at the beginning of each contract year. The institution does not offer free health care to house officers. A variety of coverage options are available that residents may purchase.

Meal Allowance

Residents are given $250.00 each month on their Employee ID Badges. This money can be used for meals at the Cafeteria and the Atrium Deli. Money does not carry over from month-to-month and there is a bi-weekly payroll deduction of $10. The Cafeteria is located on the ground floor of the hospital. Vending machines are also available. 

Compensation

House Officer Salaries are reviewed on an annual basis. Salaries are listed below:

PGY-I $44,168.00
PGY-II $45,500.00
PGY-III $47,179.00
PGY-IV $49,030.43
PGY-V $50,720.05
PGY-VI $52,937.44
PGY-VII $54,890.83

Deferred Compensation

House Officers have the option of participating in the State Deferred Compensation Program instead of contributing to FICA/Social Security.

A representative from the State Office assists with enrollment and when the resident is no longer in a training program and must determine how the accumulated dollars will be managed or withdrawn. If you do not wish to participate, the normal withholdings will be processed by the Payroll Office.

For complete information, visit the LSUHSC – Shreveport, GME site, Compensation and Benefits.

Medical Library and Departmental Reference Resources

LSUHSC-S has an excellent medical library located in the school adjacent to the hospital. It is staffed with qualified professionals who are available to assist with any query you may have. Also many on-line journals, periodicals, computer lab and several copy machines are available. Library hours are Monday - Saturday - 8 am to 11 pm, Sunday - 2 pm to 11 pm.

On-Call Quarters

Services requiring overnight coverage have designated call rooms on the 9th floor of the hospital. Clean linens are provided on a daily basis. Each room has a telephone for call-back.

The House Staff Lounge is also on the 9th floor and has sofas, a microwave, TV, telephone and refrigerator.

Parking

House Staff may park on a specified lot at no charge, but must register to park with the Office of Auxiliary Enterprises. The registration record of your vehicle must be presented at the time of completing the parking application.

Laundry and Clothing Services

Residents are issued three initial white coats from the department and these are laundered by the University. Burgundy Scrub Suits are worn only in the Operating Room Suite. Blue Suits, initial issue is two. These suits may be worn in the Health Sciences Center other than the restricted areas as outlined.

House Staff are encouraged to dress appropriately as a medical professional. Individuals are reminded that personal hygiene is also an aspect of a physician's professionalism.

Office of Medical Education

For complete information, visit the LSUHSC - Shreveport GME site Office of Medical Education or visit the ACGME site.