The purpose of Professional Business Allowance is to support professional development within the Department of Emergency Medicine. These funds are available for use while dually employed by SMPH and UW Health. Each Emergency Medicine Physician has an annual professional business allowance of $4,000 per fiscal year (July 1 –June 30) pro-rated by start date and FTE ≥ 0.2.
Please submit a pre-approval for ALL expense requests. Pre-approvals must be submitted prior to May 15, 2022 in order for expenses to be reviewed and approved. Splitting an expense between two fiscal years is allowed. Remaining balances of up to 50% may be carried over into the following fiscal year for one year.
Approval for conference attendance and travel must be obtained prior to travel. Physicians will work with their admin to fill out the DEM Pre-Approval form a minimum of 14 business days (8-10 weeks prior for travel preferred) prior to incurring expenses.
All policies relating to travel and reimbursement must be followed, please refer to the policies below (links open in a new tab):
UWMF Travel and Reimbursement Policy
UW Travel and Reimbursement Policy
DEM Physicians may request reimbursement for the following items from an annual professional expense allowance:
- Any business related conferences, CMEs and other training
- Dues or Memberships that do not include political contributions or gifts
- Books, Subscriptions
- Personal Medical Equipment (stethoscopes)
- Computers/IT related products:
- Must be pre-approved and ordered via the Office of the Chair/DOM Help Desk
- One computer is provided upon hire and replaced per departmental computer/IT policy up to $2000
*DSPS License renewal fees, primary and recertification of Boards if required for role should be paid and reimbursed via UWMF Department Operating Expenses.
*Additional funds can be requested when presenting nationally or on behalf of the department by following the pre-approval process and submitting a justification.
Please contact email@example.com with questions and firstname.lastname@example.org for pre-approval inquiries that you may have.