The University of Michigan House Officers Association has reached a tentative agreement with Michigan Medicine on a new four-year contract.
The tentative contract increases the starting salary of Level 1 house officers, keeps all house officers in the 75th percentile or above compared with other academic medical centers, and extends the contract from the previous three-year time frame to four years.
Negotiations have been ongoing since February. Michigan Medicine leadership expressed gratitude to both bargaining teams for their efforts and commitment to reach a tentative agreement before the June 30, 2023, expiration date of their current contract.
HOA members began a ratification vote June 15.
House officers are doctors who have attained their medical degrees and are practicing under supervision in a hospital. Historically, U-M house officers are among the top medical school graduates in the country, and join Michigan Medicine to focus on advanced training within their chosen fields or specialties.
The House Officers Association was recognized by the Board of Regents in 1974. The HOA has more than 1,200 members. House officers also occupy a unique employment classification since they are employees of the institution and trainees who are completing their medical education.