Valley Consortium for Medical Education

The incredible benefits you have are a result of your colleagues working together to ensure that resident physicians can provide the highest quality care possible and improve their working conditions.
Join CIR now. We’re stronger together.

Your Benefits:

View your HSBP Benefits-At-A-Glance


Additional Benefits, including Patient Care Trust Fund, Coverage Pay, and Education Loan Debt Benefit.

Your Contract:

  • 4 weeks of combined paid vacation and conference time per year
  • Meals while on duty at DMC
  • Conference allowance of $1,700 per year
  • Reimbursement for licensure and exam fees
  • Loupe stipend of $1,200

Questions about your contract?
Contact: Zach Weinstein

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+ Mental Health Resources

+ Personal Information

  • Membership Form
  • Opt-Out Form
  • Affidavit – If you cannot locate the marriage certificate or birth certificate(s), you can submit this affidavit in its place. The affidavit must be notarized.

+ Employee Assistance Program

The WorkLife Matters Employee Assistance Program offers services to help promote well-being and enhance the quality of life for you and your family. View details.

Connect to a counselor for free support services: 1-800-386-7055 (available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week).

Visit and login to “For Employees & Members” (password: wlm70101).

+ Disability

Disability means you are unable to work as a result of accidental bodily injuries, sickness or pregnancy that prevents you from performing your duties and are under the care of a legally licensed provider.

  • Short-Term Disability Claim Form
    • On the (8th) eighth day of a non-occupational disability, you quality for Short-Term Disability.
    • The maximum benefit payable is 70% of your weekly salary, up to $875 per week, for up to 26 weeks.
    • For complete guidelines, contact the Benefits Office if you are going on disability leave.
  • Long-Term Disability Claim Form
    • If your disability is longer than 26 continuous weeks, you may qualify for Long-Term Disability (LTD).
    • The LTD plan pays you $3500 per month.
  • INSMED Portable Disability Coverage – Policies offered to you without any medical underwriting requirements or exams.

+ Education

Participants are eligible for up to $3,000 in reimbursement per plan year (July 1-June 30) to cover expenses related to attend a U.S. patient safety event.

Regional Vice Presidents:

  • Josh Neff, Psychiatry,
    UCSF Medical Center
  • Patrick Beagen, Radiation Oncology,
    UC Davis Medical Center
  • DaShawn Hickman, Emergency Medicine,
    Alameda Health System


  • Jana Mooster, Family Medicine
  • Ernesto Quinto, Jr., Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Jeff Doelling, Orthopedic Surgery (alternate)
  • Harjinder Sidhu, Family Medicine (alternate)

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