FAQ & Contact
Frequently Asked Questions
- How many call days do residents work?
This answer fluctuates depending on which rotation you are on and what year you are. For our Family Medicine Wards service, all years PGY 1-3 are on call (8am to 8pm) every 4 days. PGY 2 and 3’s take occasional 24 hour call on the weekend, averaging 2-3 per year. Overall, the inpatient family medicine team takes a collaborative approach to taking care of floor patients and emergency department admissions. Other services such as Internal Medicine and Surgery have different call schedules. If you are on an outpatient rotation, generally you will not be on call. The exception is Family Medicine Call + Clinic, during which you are mostly seeing clinic patients and are on call every few days with the inpatient team. While not technically a call shift, night float is also a rotation that residents are assigned to. Depending on coverage and type of rotation, PGY1’s may do 1 week of night float on Family Med Wards, Peds Wards, Nursery, or OB. PGY2 and 3’s do 2 two week blocks of night float each year.
- What kind of additional financial support is available for residents?
Residents receive their bi-weekly paycheck from the County of Riverside. They also have access to GME educational stipend which traditionally has helped cover for cost of board exams, licensing, and other education related needs. Additionally, internal grants for our FM residency can assist with specific educational and residency needs.
- How many days off do residents get? What type of leave is available?
Residents receive 15 calendar days of paid time off (vacation). Additionally, residents accrue 4.4 hours per 2 weeks of worked time (averaging about 1 day per month) for sick time. Finally, residents have 5 CME days for conferences or exam preparation. Additionally, working county holidays result in extra banked vacation days. In the event of an emergency, residents have access to an additional 6 weeks of FMLA or similar leave. In 1 year, the maximum allowed time away from the program is 12 weeks. In the entire residency training, maximum allowed time away is 20 weeks total.
- What are the paid memberships and subscriptions that are offered to residents?
Residents are covered for AAFP membership (including CAFP), UpToDate, UWorld subscription, ABFM ITE exams, and board exam review course. In addition the institution has a subscription to dynamed.
- What kind of resident wellness activities does the program support?
Formally, our wellness curriculum includes Balint groups (doctor-patient relationship processing groups), resident support (chief resident-run feedback and support sessions), resident bonding (program sponsored, outside of hospital activities), and annual program retreat (program sponsored, 2 days 1 night with family invited). We also have formal advisor-advisee relationships between faculty and resident, as well as Big Sib, Little Sib assignments. Informally, we treat our program as a family with an open door policy with many social gatherings with faculty, residents, and nursing staff outside of the teaching environment.
- How many weeks of elective? Inpatient? Nights?
- What is the exposure to medical students/teaching opportunities?
Medical students rotate throughout our institution in all settings. Most frequently, residents will work with students in our clinic and FM inpatient settings, getting the chance to teach and mentor in clinical environments. Additional residents can also assist with the Clinical Skills and Case Based Learning (CBL) courses at UCR SOM where they interact with and teach MS1 and MS2 students in small groups.
Please reach out to Treva Williams or Brenda Velasquez with additional questions.
Treva Williams, Program Assistant
Brenda Velasquez, Office Assistant
RUHS MVCHC, 23520 Cactus Avenue - B2013, Moreno Valley CA 92555
Phone: (951) 867-3812