Is your program 3 years or 4?
We are currently ACGME accredited as a three year training program for all residents starting after 2016.
Is there ultrasound experience?
Every month we dedicate 2 hours of lecture to ultrasound training. Dr. Grant Nelson is fellowship trained in ultrasound, and Dr. Korbin Haycock is RCMS and RDMS certified. There are also two month-long rotations in ED US during your 1st and 2nd years. We expect our graduates to be proficient in the use of bedside ultrasound evaluation. We have two ultrasound machines, with the newest addition being the Mindray TE7.
What do didactics consist of?
How do you prepare for oral boards?
We hold mock oral exams every year, and try to recreate test settings. Residents undergo monthly simulation cases lead by Dr. Sayegh, our fellowship trained Simulation Director. Cases are structured to simulate the oral board experience.
Will I see pediatric patients?
Who do medical students, interns or 2nd year residents present cases to?
All residents present cases to the attending physician. The intensity of the supervision varies based upon the competency of the individual resident. Our goal is to foster independence as training evolves. Interns do not currently present to the senior resident. Medical students can run cases by a senior resident, but they will ultimately be supervised directly by an attending physician.
How many shifts do the residents do per month?
Will I get enough procedures?
What other residency programs are there in the hospital?
Is moonlighting allowed?
What is the patient population like at DRMC?
How much trauma is there?
What is the relationship between the residents and the faculty?
We believe in fostering a family-like atmosphere. We get together multiple times a year for journal club (and occasionally even discuss articles). Our faculty are very present during shifts, and accessible off shifts as well. Each resident is assigned to a faculty mentor. There are always multiple attendings during weekly lectures.
What are the faculty like?
What is Palm Springs like?
Are there research opportunities?
What is the resident salary?
PGY-1 – $54,592
PGY-2 – $56,755
PGY-3 – $59,296
PGY-4 – $61,982
What are the resident benefits?
FSAs, HSAs, and HRAs.
Life, AD&D and Disability Insurance
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Tenet Personal Health Team and Employee Assistance Program
Vacation – 4 weeks (20 business days) per academic year
$3,725 for conferences, books, and self-education materials.
$1,314 for incidental expenses related to residency (Step 3 exam, DEA, CA license, membership fees).