Resident Fatigue Resource
Houston Methodist GME is pleased to offer reimbursement for round trip transportation costs to trainees who are too fatigued to safely drive home and elect to use a transportation service to get home instead of driving their personal vehicle. It’s as easy as 1, 2, SAFE!
STEP 1: Simply, utilize the service of your choice (app-based) for the trip home, rest up and then use the service again to pick up your car at a later point in time.
STEP 2: Once you have completed the roundtrip travel, you will submit the receipts through the standard MARS travel reimbursement process within 30 days of the travel date. The GME Office will reimburse the ENTIRE cost (except for tips).
Yes, it’s that simple!
EXAMPLE TRAINEE USE:
Susan Icare, Houston Methodist resident, just finished her shift in the Texas Medical Center and feels very fatigued. She decides it would be safer to take a rideshare option than “power through” the drive home. She uses the rideshare service to ride to her home address in midtown Houston and rests for several hours. Later, she awakes feeling more rested and takes a rideshare service back to retrieve her car from the parking garage at Houston Methodist Hospital. She submits both rideshare trip receipts through MARS travel and entertainment within 30 days and any other required information, and the receipts are processed for reimbursement.
App-based service reimbursement (Uber, Lyft, etc.)
Double-check that your receipt contains the following information:
- Starting location
- Ending location
- Time and date
- Your name
- Total fare amount
Submit both receipts (trip home and return trip) through the standard MARS travel reimbursement process within 30 days of travel.
Frequently Asked Questions
Which transportation services are reimbursable?
When am I eligible to use the service?
I know that I’m going to be tired at the end of my shift. Can I use the service preemptively and travel from my home to work, and then back home?
May I use this transportation option when I am working at affiliated training sites?
May I use the service to go sleep at the house of a friend/family member/significant other?
I live far from my training site. Can I still use the service?
May I choose to ride in style (Uber black, Lyft plus, etc.)?
Who should I reach out to if I have questions about this program?
Your safety is our #1 Priority!