1. Dismiss Notice
  2. Download free Tapatalk for iPhone or Tapatalk for Android for your phone and follow the SDN forums with push notifications.
    Dismiss Notice

please help

Discussion in 'Clinical Rotations' started by assyrian, May 14, 2002.

  1. assyrian

    assyrian Junior Member
    7+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2002
    Messages:
    16
    Likes Received:
    0
    i matched into a categorical general surgery residency in this years match and i had signed the contract with my hospital and had all my paperwork done. now my hospital has sent me a mail saying that i have to sign a new contract with them, bcos their VA sponsors about 10 of their residents and a slot has become available now. my question is whether this is normal in programs or is my program having second thoughts about having taken me in the match( i am a foreign graduate and so maybe they arent that happy). i would appreciate if any of the residents could help me.
     
  2. Note: SDN Members do not see this ad.

  3. andy toth

    andy toth Member
    7+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2002
    Messages:
    44
    Likes Received:
    0
    is it an identical contract? it may be something they forgot to put in the original package.

    what exactly does the cover letter say? does it say "we are making everyone re-sign their contacts because someone did not return a contract"?

    from what i could gleam; when one matches via nrmp, it's over, you got it. from that point on it may just be a miscommunication on one side, or via intermediary (national postal system).

    everything is probably okay; call the program immediately and see what's up. and use dhl for the rest of the communications you have with your hospital; time is running out for visas, etc.

    & i don't think programs are /that/ unhappy about accepting IMGs.
     
  4. assyrian

    assyrian Junior Member
    7+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2002
    Messages:
    16
    Likes Received:
    0
    thanks for the reply. i am sure that they arent making everyone sign the new contract. the program has about 40 residents and the salaries and benefits of 10 of these residents are paid by the VA system which is one of the hospitals of the university system. i dont think there is any trouble as the residency coordinator said that this wouldnt affect my categorical residency with the program in any way. but i just feel uncomfortable that i am being made to sign a different contract than what the other pgy1s are signing. i get a feeling that i am being profiled.
     
  5. Winged Scapula

    Winged Scapula Cougariffic!
    Staff Member Administrator Physician Faculty Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 15+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2000
    Messages:
    38,538
    Likes Received:
    26,717
    Status:
    Attending Physician
    I am not sure why you would be made to sign another contract except that the government system (of which the VA is part of) is reknown for its paperwork. Perhaps you will spend most of your time at the VA (rather than the University hospital) and they require an additional contract.

    It would be illegal for them to require you to sign a different contract than your colleagues. If you truly suspect this is the case, please ask your program for contact information for other incoming residents and confirm with them. Best of luck.
     
  6. Careofme

    Careofme Senior Member
    10+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2002
    Messages:
    261
    Likes Received:
    1
    Status:
    Medical Student
    Whats VA stand for? Veteran's Administration?
     
  7. Winged Scapula

    Winged Scapula Cougariffic!
    Staff Member Administrator Physician Faculty Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 15+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2000
    Messages:
    38,538
    Likes Received:
    26,717
    Status:
    Attending Physician
    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Careofme:
    <strong>Whats VA stand for? Veteran's Administration?</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">That's it. You'll also see the following:

    VAMC - Veterans Administration Medical Center
    DVAMC - Department of VAMC
    DVA - Department of Veteran's Affairs
     
  8. andy toth

    andy toth Member
    7+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2002
    Messages:
    44
    Likes Received:
    0
    perhaps the program has divided the benefits of the 40 into: 30 from university, 10 from VA in order to satisfy "something" or to balance payroll-work. find out who the other 9 people being paid via VA are and what is going on with them. i think the reason you may have had to sign two sets of contracts is that the program is based upon the university program (contract #1); however you are going to be paid by a "satellite institution" (the VA: contract #2). maybe some money was left over somewhere. but i don't understand how the incoming residents were allocated to the VA,; on what criteria?
     

Share This Page