Frequently Asked Questions
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Q: What benefits will I receive?
Dental, Life and Long-Term Disability, Retirement, and so forth. The
University and Residents will share the costs of the insurance premiums.
More information is available on the Benefits
Q: When will my insurance take
insurance starts on the 1st of every month, thus for residents starting
on 6/25 and 7/1, your medical and dental insurance will begin on July
Q: What is the minimun didactics
A: Residents must attend 70% of
Q: What is the didactics attendance
A: Every 6-months, residents can
receive an additional education allowance of $75 for meeting or exceeding
the didactics attendance requirement.
Q: How do I check my available
balance and track my Education Funds account?
A: Go to My
Residency and log in to Education Funds, and click on your name.
Q: What do I need to provide to
get reimbursed from my Education Fund?
A: Submit original itemized receipt
with your name on it to Charisa.
Q: What purchases qualify for reimbursement?
A: Psychiatry Education Related
Books, Journal Subscriptions, Memberships dues, Medical Licensing Fees,
and Exam Fees.
Q: When will I get my check?
A: You should expect a check a week
after submitting your request. Purchases of $300 and above will take
more than a week.
Q: I can't log in to MedHub,
A: You may also log in with your
UW Net ID or select "Forgot my password" link and follow the prompts.
You should receive a password change e-mail within 5 minutes. If you
need further assistance, please contact Charisa.
Q: I did not receive an evaluation
from or for an attending/supervisor who I worked with.
A: Please send an e-mail to Charisa
with the correct attending/supervisor assignment info.
Q: I did not work with this attending/supervisor,
why do I keep getting the reminders?
A: Simply select the "no contact"
option and provide the correct attending/supervisor info in the space
Q: Where can I get a blank log
A: You may print the
log summary form online or pick up a copy in the Residency Office.
Please submit Log Summary forms to Charisa quarterly.
Q: Who can evaluate me for the
360 degree evaluation form?
A: You may select a staff member
of your choice (i.e. RN, SW, PA, clinic staff member)
Leave of Absence
(vacation, sick, education, etc.)
Q: What do I do if I am taking
a sick day?
A: Contact your attending, chief
resident, and service, and notify Athena
via e-mail as soon as possible.
Q: How do I request leave?
A: Please obtain prior approval
from your attending(s) and chief resident, and submit the request to
Athena either via e-mail
request form at least 90-days in advance. Educational
leave and extended leave of absence MUST be approved by the training
Q: How do I request a Professional
Liability/Malpractice Coverage Certificate?
A: You may print out a general Certificate
by visiting the Office
of Risk Management Website. For a personalized certificate, please
call (206) 543-3659.
Q: What is the status of my medical
license application or renewal?
A: Call licensing office at one
of these numbers: last names end in A-L: (360) 236-4785; last names
end in M-Z: (360) 236-4784
Q: How long does it take to process
license processing typically takes 6-8 weeks. DEA
license may take up to 3 weeks.
Q: How much are we reimbursed
for each night of call at HMC?
A: $7.50 for 12-hour weeknight call
(excluding nightfloat); $22 for 24-hour weekend call
Q: When does the credit apply to
our Husky Card?
A: Credit to your account typically
posts 2 weeks after the end of the previous month.
Q: Do I have to do anything to
A: Not a thing, except to be on-call
and notify any call switches to Athena.
Q: My pager isn't working/lost/stolen,
what do I do?
A: Please replace your pager with
the Telecom office in room NE-165 on the 1st floor of the UW medical
center during regular office hours, Monday-Friday, 8:00am - 4:00pm.
If your pager is broken, please bring the broken unit with you. If your
pager is lost, please be sure to provide your pager number. A $69 replacement
fee will be deducted from your education funds. Typically, a switch-out
takes less than 3 minutes and you can expect a test page from USA
Mobility within 15 minutes. Refer to the Pager Help Desk, 206-616-1002
for questions about USA mobility pagers.
Q: When do I get paid?
A: Paychecks are distributed on
the 10th and 25th of every month. The paycheck on the 10th covers the
period of 16 to 30/31. The paycheck on 25th covers the period of 1-15.
Q: Where can I obtain a TB/PPD
A: Please visit an Employee
Health Office at any of these sites: HMC, UWMC, SVAMC, and CHRMC.
can provide a reading?
A: After 72 Hours, you may return
to any Employee Health office for a reading, or ask one of your colleagues!
Results should be reported to the Employee Health office.