Department of Medicine

Vacation and Benefits


Interns have 2 weeks of vacation plus a "reading week" each year, divided into blocks of 1 week and 2 weeks. Since internship begins on June 25, interns also have an unpaid week off before the second year. Juniors and seniors have 3 weeks plus the "reading week," for a total of 4 weeks.

Other Benefits

Hospital and major medical insurance for each house officer and his or her dependents are provided. Dental insurance for the house officer and his or her children is provided, with the spouse's dental insurance available at the house officer's expense. Disability insurance, malpractice insurance, and sick leave benefits are also provided to housestaff at Stanford. Lab coats and their laundry, pagers, and some University privileges are available.

Additional benefits include on-call meal cards for residents who must remain in-house overnight at Stanford. A substantial educational allowance is provided by the Hospital. Also, Stanford pays fees for initial state licensure for which you apply at the end of internship, fees for Step III, and it provides a moving allowance.

More specific information regarding these topics, as well as local housing information is available from Ms. Ann Dohn of the Stanford Health Services Graduate Medical Education Office at (650) 723-5948.

Rental housing is available close to Stanford. There are also University rental apartments near the Hospital.

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