• Per revised and adopted policy of 9-12, clinical fellows are allotted $1,000 per year for educational expenses:

“Clinical fellow will be allocated a general educational fund of $1000 per year. Funds do not carry over to the next year. Funds are intended to be used for attending a national meeting. Remaining funds may be used for other educational expenses only, including textbooks, board review materials, and digital educational materials. This fund is not meant to cover publication costs, licensure fees, or other non-educational expenses. Any expenses apart from the first national meeting must be approved by the Fellowship Director or his/her appointed surrogate (i.e., the Fellowship Coordinator) prior to purchase.

In the event of insufficient funds in our fellowship fund account to cover the expense noted above, we will need to default to use of the clinical account. The fellowship coordinator and accounting technician need to ensure that the fellow does not exceed the $1,000 cap per academic year.

Uses of the clinical account for fellows include:

  • Lab coats (set of 2)
  • Supplies (toner/paper) for fellows’ workroom
  • AGA in-service training exam
  • Trainee membership dues in two (2) of the four (4) national GI professional organizations: AGA, ASGE, ACG, AASLD
  • ACLS recertification
  • Health insurance (for clinical fellows only)
  • Malpractice insurance
  • Food expense related to fellowship candidate interviews
  • Caricatures made for graduating fellows
  • UNC business cards
  • 216 pagers
  • UNC training certificates

Hospital covers cost of:

  • Program Accreditation Fees
  • 123 pagers
  • GME business cards
  • GME training certificates
  • Lunch for program coordinator meetings
  • Employee bonus
  • Food coupons for fellows on service during holidays
  • Freedom Pay allotment for fellows in the amount of $120 per year

In the event of insufficient funds in our fellowship fund account, the fellowship coordinator may need to use the clinical account by default for expenses related to the training program, notably purchase of food, books, and interview-orientation supplies (such as folders), in addition to toner and drum supplies for the fax machine.

The fellowship coordinator also uses the clinical account to reimburse Drs. Henry Lesesne and Tom Nuzum for prison clinic visits.

Adopted: November 2012