Each resident earns 15 non-accruable working days a year. University and DMEI holidays are not considered vacation time. A vacation policy crafted with resident input is in place.
15 working days per year
A maternity/paternity leave policy is in place.
A policy is in place to allow each resident personal leave to interview for fellowship or practice positions.
Occurrence Malpractice Insurance through the Ophthalmic Mutual Insurance Company
Health Insurance through the University of Oklahoma
Dental Insurance for Resident with discount for family
Dependent Life and Health
There is a fee exemption for:
Controlled substance license from the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dnagerous Drugs
The department loans 90- and 20- diopter lenses for use during residency.
An allowance is provided by the OU Medical Center Hospitals for meals while on call.
All call is home call.
The department provides a digital pager with email capabilities.
A free web-based email account is available through OUHSC and DMEI.
Each resident is provided with two monogrammed clinical lab coats during their PGY-2 year, and an additional coat each year of training thereafter.
Through the generosity of resident and fellow alumni, each resident has $1,500 available year for purchasing textbooks, medical equipment, and educational materials, or registration and travel fees for attending educational conferences.