Resident Meal Plan FAQ

Las Vegas Residents at University Medical Center

How are funds added to my account?

Funds are added manually by Laura Gittins, administrative assistant in the GME office. Funds are available by noon the first business day of the rotation. Please plan accordingly if you normally eat in the café prior to this time.

What happens if I run out of money before the end of the rotation? Can I use funds for the next rotation?

It is your responsibility to ensure that funds last for the entire rotation. Please also take into account rotations that start on a weekend, as we have no way of adding funds over the weekend. Funds for the next rotation are available by noon on the first business day of the rotation.

I'm on a monthly rotation. What happens if the first day of the month lands on a weekend or holiday?

Funds will be added the first business day of the month. For example, if the first day of March is on a Sunday, funds will be added the next day. Please plan accordingly if you are scheduled to work or are on call on a weekend before the resident meal funds are reset, as we cannot add funds on weekends and UMC will not add funds to your account.

I didn't use all my funds allotted to me this rotation. Will these be rolled over to use next rotation?

No. Funds are only available for the rotation they were allotted.

I am on a rotation that normally is allotted funds, but I haven't been given funds. Who should I contact?

If you have no funds on your account and believe this to be in error, please contact your chief resident. He or she will need to verify the amount to be allotted with Laura Gittins in the GME office via phone at (702) 671-6413 or via email at If she is unavailable via phone, leave a message with your full name, your current rotation, and the name of your program.

Why does the amount allotted to me each month vary?

Money provided is based on rotation and based on expected hours in the hospital. Residents on electives typically receive fewer funds.

Can I use my resident meal funds to pay for Starbucks purchases?

No. You can set up a separate account that can be accessed through your badge. These funds are completely independent of your resident meal funds and are paid out of pocket. To set up an account, please see Cynthia Smith, Retail Supervisor, in the café.

The café says they can't access my account? What should I do?

You can ask the café worker to look you up by your name. If they are able to find you this way, it usually indicates that your badge has been incorrectly entered into the café system and you will need to visit the UMC badging office to obtain the correct badge number. Please email Laura Gittins at so the correct badge number can be entered into the system.

I can't remember how much money I have left for the rotation. Is there a way I can find out?

The café's cashiers should give you a balance receipt with each use of your resident meal funds. If they have stopped giving out receipts, please report this to the GME office.