At the institutional and departmental levels, the pathology fellowship programs offer graduate medical education trainees a comprehensive and highly competitive benefits package. In addition to the generous benefits package that IU School of Medicine provides to fellow physicians as employees, pathology fellows receive additional professional development funds, paid time off and other support.
Professional Development Funds
Professional development funds are provided by the department for each year of fellowship training in the amount of $2250. These funds may be used for approved educational expenses and to offset the cost of Board application fees. Funds may also be used to cover expenses associated with professional meetings and educational conferences.
Presentation Support Funds
To encourage and support research participation, the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine provides residents and fellows with $1000 for the first presentation made at a national meeting. Fellows can earn $500 for each additional presentation (limited to three total presentations) given at the same meeting. For each meeting, fellows have the opportunity to earn up to $2000 in funding which will be an addition to their professional funds balance.
Paid Time Off
Pathology fellows receive 20 weekdays (four weeks) of paid time off annually. In addition, fellows are allowed four business days for interviews, board exams, and other circumstances approved by the program directors.