Responsibilities and Benefits

Paid Time Off and Educational Time

Paid Time Off (PTO): Fellows are granted 20 days of PTO. 

Educational Time: Fellows are allotted five additional days to take part in continuing medical education activities specific to their subspecialty training in spinal cord injury medicine. 

Funding Support: Fellows have $1,000 of continuing medical education funding to use toward their education in spinal cord injury medicine. 

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Graduate Medical Education Community Resources

As a fellow, you are part of a vibrant community of residents, fellows and faculty. 

In the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine we are home to a residency program, three additional fellowships and both master's degree and doctoral degree students. We welcome fellows to take part in Department-specific events such as grand rounds, our annual guest lecture event and social events to ensure that you feel part of this community!

The greater Graduate Medical Education (GME) community houses various committees you can join, as well as serves as a great resource for assistance if needed.  GME manages the Resident and Fellow Assistant Program, a centeralized orientation, and offers many opportunities for you to connect other trainees outside of your department. 

Policies and Benefits

In addition to the fellow stipend, benefits are offered through the University of Minnesota's Office of Student Health Benefits. Benefits may include:

The Spinal Cord Injury Fellowship Program Manual and the Graduate Medical Education Institution Manual are useful guides throughout both the recruitment and training periods. 

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