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Benefits and FAQ

Mercyhealth’s Family Medicine Rural Training Track–Lake Geneva offers a generous salary and benefits program to its residents, with an increasing salary scale per year.

When added into the compensation equation, you as a resident benefit from such a program in many diverse and worthwhile ways.

Salary and benefits

Mercyhealth’s Family Medicine Rural Training Track–Lake Geneva offers a generous salary and benefits program to its residents, with an increasing salary scale per year.

When added into the compensation equation, you as a resident benefit from such a program in many diverse and worthwhile ways.

Current salary

We offer a competitive salary with a great benefit package.

  • PGY1 = $62,000
  • PGY2 = $63,000
  • PGY3 = $64,000
  • Fellow = $66,000

Relocation

Residents are allowed relocation assistance up to $2,500.

Vacation

The first day of residency, each resident receives 15 paid vacation days per year and six paid holidays. Unused time does not accrue from year to year.

Sick time

On the first day of residency, each resident receives six paid sick days. Sick time may be used for illness, injury, or need to obtain medical or dental treatment for the resident, spouse or children. Unused sick time does not accrue from year to year.

Meals

Meals are provided to all residents while on call in the Mercyhealth Hospital and Trauma Center.

Continuing medical education

  • PGY I: $750.
  • PGY II: $1,500.
  • PGY III: $1,500.
  • SM fellow/hospitalist fellow: $3,000.
  • Residents are reimbursed for approved educational travel expenses. Each year, the resident is allowed five paid days for approved conferences above and beyond the three weeks paid vacation time.

Moonlighting

Ample in-house opportunities are available and encouraged for licensed physicians.

Stay Healthy benefit

MercyCare Health Plans reimburses members up to $200 per person or $400 per family for qualified expenses for participating in a fitness and/or wellness program.

Training/licensing

Residents are reimbursed for the cost of all licensing fees (e.g., Wisconsin state medical licensure and DEA). These licensures are required of each resident by the end of the second year. Residents are also reimbursed for the USMLE III testing fee. Mercyhealth also pays for registration for the following certifications: ACLS, PALS, ALSO and NRP.

Health insurance

You and Mercyhealth share responsibility for the cost of the medical care coverage for you and your dependents. The premium contribution depends upon the type of coverage you select. Health insurance is effective the first of the month following 30 days of employment.

Dental insurance

Premiums are fully funded by Mercyhealth. Dental insurance becomes effective the first of the month following 30 days of employment.

Life insurance

Mercyhealth provides life and accidental death and disability insurance coverage equal to one time your annual earnings. These are effective the first of the month following 90 days of employment. Supplemental and dependent life options are also available.

Flexible benefit plan

This benefit allows you to set aside pre-tax dollars from your paycheck to pay for qualified medical and/or childcare/dependent expenses. This benefit requires annual enrollment and is effective the first of the month following 30 days of employment.

Employee Assistance Programs (EAP)

All residents have access to the EAP benefit at no cost. EAP provides assessment, consultation, short-term counseling and resources for personal and family matters.

Liability insurance

Residents receive malpractice insurance coverage for any services performed within the scope of the duties of the hospital or the program.

Tax-deferred savings account

Residents may contribute to Mercyhealth’s 403(b) matched savings plan.

Parking

Parking is free at all Mercyhealth locations.

Frequently asked questions

Here are the answers to some of the more commonly asked questions about Mercyhealth and the family medicine rural training track.

Do you participate in the Match?

  • Yes. Applicants must register for the Match (NRMP). We do not accept applicants outside of the Match.

What are your requirements for taking the USMLE?

  • You must have passed USMLE parts I and II (CS and CK) or Comlex I and II by the rank list deadline. We may not be able to rank you if we do not have your passing scores by the time that we submit rank list (typically February 15).

Do you sponsor visas?

  • We do not sponsor any visas. Applicants must maintain permanent residency status.

What about interviews?

  • Interview season runs from October to January. There will be no interviews during the week of Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's. We do offer lodging the night before the interview.

What are you looking for in residents?

  • We accept seven residents each year. We are looking for applicants with a strong commitment to family medicine, good communication skills and a strong work ethic. We consider ourselves to be family-friendly, and so also value applicants who will contribute to this atmosphere by working well with others.

Do you use a night float system?

  • Yes, we use a night float system for our evening/night call. Night float blocks are two weeks long and interns have four-night float blocks per year.

What are your patient demographics?

  • We serve a culturally and socioeconomically diverse patient population, including both insured and uninsured patients.

What procedures will I learn during this residency?

  • Common office procedures, including, but not limited to, joint injections, excision of benign and malignant skin lesions, incision and drainage, toenail removal, punch and excisional biopsies, cryotherapy, suturing, casting, newborn circumcision, insertion of IUD, colposcopy, lumbar puncture, paracentesis, thoracentesis, intubation, and central line placement. Training in colonoscopy is also available. Mercyhealth also offers training in an advanced simulation lab.

Do you offer moonlighting?

  • Yes, we offer moonlighting opportunities. Moonlighting can begin once a resident has completed their intern year and has received a State of Wisconsin permanent license. Mercyhealth has numerous opportunities to increase your medical knowledge to better prepare you for independent practice.

Do you offer medical student rotations?

  • Yes, we are a clinical rotation site for UW-Madison and St. George's University. However, we do accept students from other medical schools that are interested in rotating with us. Students will spend time in the family medicine outpatient clinic along with a hospital inpatient experience.

How far is Mercyhealth Lake Geneva from the hospital?

Less than a 15-minute drive.