No. Resident salaries are partially if not fully government funded depending on how many funded vs unfunded slots an institution has. Residents also tend to see more patients than any NP and can basically be used wherever the hospital wants to put them if they declare “pandemic disaster mode”. They’d fire all their midlevels before even considering something like this.
also, for funded spots, it’s not like the hospital still gets the funding if there’s no resident there. So there’s really no incentive to do something like this. On top of the bad optics of course.
Don’t worry. This question is probably born out of a culture that’s told you that you’re superfluous and expendable, and that they merely tolerate you lowly residents because they are so benevolent and self-sacrificing, and tireless work toward ‘educating future generations.’ It helps pacify and assuage their anxieties as they dump all of their **** on you.
You aren’t going anywhere. If anything, they’ll just keep giving you your salary (your salary that’s such a huge drain on the system, even despite funding, because your mistakes cost so much across the system that are never recouped) and put your ass on the front lines... again rationalizing it because you should just be grateful for the hand that feeds your entitled ass.