Previously, UW was not reimbursing residents who took and paid for their USMLE/COMLEX Step III exam before arriving here; despite that our contract states all residents are to be reimbursed for this exam. This was impacting a large number of residents who do their prelim year elsewhere. This exam costs $850, so this will put a significant amount of money back in residents’ pockets!
Grievance Team members filed this grievance in August 2020.
This grievance win is memorialized for residents starting on 1/25/21, in addition to reimbursement for the resident who was the grievant.
Read below for the full details. Great job to the grievant for bringing this to the grievance team’s attention.