Fellow Funding and Benefits
Please note: Clinical fellows must meet the requirements for full (unlimited) licensure in Massachusetts.
Malpractice premiums, through the Harvard CRICO program, are paid by the Service.
Family health insurance will be provided through the benefits program of Massachusetts Eye and Ear Associates. The fellow will need to contribute to this benefit as well, according to the guidelines of the Infirmary.
Vacation and Sick Leave
Each fellow is allowed 3 weeks (15 work days) of combined vacation/meeting time and 1 personal day per year. Requests for time away from the Service must be submitted in written form 60 days in advance for pre-approved by the Fellowship Director or the Service Director. Up to 5 additional days may be taken with the approval of the Fellowship or Service Director for a major ophthalmology conference or academic meeting at which the fellow is a first author presenting original research (i.e., the fellow has not presented the data before.) The Infirmary’s calendar also includes 9 legal holidays per year. Vacation should only be requested one week at a time. The vacation must not be taken during the two-week period at the beginning or end of the fellowship.
Attendance and participation at appropriate professional meetings is encouraged. Up to 5 days may be taken with the approval of the fellowship or service director for a major ophthalmology conference or academic meeting at which the fellow is a first author presenting original research (i.e., the fellow has not presented the data before.). If the fellow does not meet these criteria, then vacation time may be used. Fellows will be reimbursed for travel to meetings up to a maximum of $1000 per academic year upon timely submission of the appropriate paperwork.
A desk in the Fellows' Room on the 12th floor has been provided for you to secure your belongings. A PC and printer are in the room. All exam lanes are also equipped with networked computers, to be used for clinical and academic purposes. Please remember that the Infirmary will not be responsible for personal items that are left in the room. The room, however, is secure and is only accessed by clinical fellows from other services.
An in-box for your mail and/or important messages has been placed on the 12th floor administrative offices of Drs. Lobo, Papaliodis and Sobrin. This is an important venue for staff members to send fellows important messages. Fellows are urged to check their mailbox frequently for patient telephone call messages, dictations and important mail and memos.
You are supplied with a pager that you must wear during business hours and also at all times when on-call. Please respond to your pages promptly. If you change the status of your beeper for any reason (i.e. in surgery, not available), please make sure you promptly reverse the status on your return to clinical duty.
Paychecks may be picked up on the 30th of each month in the administrative offices of Drs. Papaliodis and Sobrin or arrangements can be made for direct deposit.
You are provided up a maximum of $1000 per year for travel/meetings. On your return, please complete a “travel reimbursement form” and submit to Dr. Papaliodis' medical staff assistant with original receipts.
Page updated: Dec. 7, 2012