Earn $2,500 a month during your residency
Tribal Health is growing fast – so fast that we’re looking for more top-notch EM physicians to help transform healthcare for veterans and Native Americans. Our Residency Stipend Program offers a financially lucrative path for today’s top EM residents. By joining the program, EM residents receive monthly financial assistance now and then work for us for 1 year after completing residency.
How the Residency Stipend Program Works
Our Residency Stipend Program offers money when you need it most. We know many residents finish training in debt, and the program is a way to augment your personal finances now. Unlike other stipend programs that might require 2-3 years of service, our program only requires a year of working for us – so you can keep your options open.
- We pay you a $2,500 monthly stipend until you complete your residency. In turn, you commit to working 12 shifts a month for Tribal Health in the year following completion of your residency.
- You will sign a promissory note indicating that, if you leave before your year is up or if you fail to complete your residency, you’ll pay back the stipend (on a prorated basis) with interest.
- In the final months of your residency, you’ll work 6-7 shifts for us for $175/hour. We will cover your medical malpractice, travel, and lodging during that time.
- Once you complete your residency, you will work the 12 shifts per month (or more if you want.) We will still cover your medical malpractice, but you will cover your travel and lodging.
- As an independent contractor, you’ll receive a 1099 tax form for any money paid to you.
- We’ll also pay you a bonus for any physicians you recruit.
Benefits of the Residency Stipend Program
The program acts like an early sign-on bonus, assisting with your personal finances now. But working with Tribal Health offers other advantages:
We serve facilities in different areas of the country, offering you multiple geographic options.
A great provider experience
Led by an EM physician, our organization focuses on creating an exceptional physician experience. We understand what healthcare professionals need to thrive in a medical career.
We offer well-paid assignments and a rich suite of benefits.
Because we’re growing fast, we also offer leadership opportunities if you decide to keep working with us.
Serving Tribal nations offers a rare opportunity to impact generational health disparities in real time. Many of our providers tell us working in these communities has been the most rewarding phase of their career.
Finally, there’s also our referral program. As a member of the Residency Stipend Program, you’ll receive an initial bonus for any clinician you refer, as well as a bonus for every shift they work. The clinicians you refer don’t have to specialize in emergency medicine; we fill a variety of clinical positions in behavioral health, surgery, primary care, family practice, pediatrics, pharmacy, dentistry, advanced practice, and much more. We hire both permanent and locum tenens staff.
Are you eligible for the Residency Stipend Program?
- To qualify for our program, you must be in the last year of your program.
- You also must be free to work for us; if you’ve committed to a hospital, such as signing a contract or Letter of Intent, you aren’t eligible.
- You must submit a letter of recommendation from your current residency program.
But what about the actual experience of serving Tribal communities – is it right for you? Ask our current EM physicians. They’ll tell you what it’s like to help improve Native health disparities, why it’s such a rejuvenating experience, and if Tribal Health’s clinical opportunities can meet your professional goals.
Just email EMjobs@tribalhealth.com to get started.
Residency Stipend Program FAQ
How much is the stipend?
We pay $2,500 monthly as financial assistance to EM residents. In return, you commit to working 12 shifts a month for Tribal Health in the year following completion of your residency.
We serve facilities across the country. You have multiple geographic options.
No. You must be free to work for us after completing your residency.
If you can’t fulfill your contract, you’ll pay back a prorated amount of your stipend total.
Yes. You will be classified as a 1099 and will pay taxes on any money paid to you during a calendar year.
Currently, only emergency medicine residents are eligible.