Benefits Overview

Stipends 2015-2016*











*effective 01/01/2016


  • Categorical residents receive a resident educational fund each year
  • Access to digital MedStudy question bank
  • Dykes Library access to electronic journals without subscription
  • Educational stipend for categorical residents for purchase of books, test fees (i.e. Step 3, ABIM boards): $300 for categorical interns; $300 for PGY-2; $900 for PGY-3; Plus additional funding may be available for extra research expenses (i.e. to attend a conference that you are presenting a poster).
  • Medical Knowledge Self Assessment Program (MKSAP) Print Version and Digital version purchased for all categorical residents during their intern year
  • Free access to Uptodate and Docphin


  • Malpractice Insurance
  • Subsidized health insurance for house officers and families
  • Worker's compensation
  • Long-term disability insurance coverage
  • Access to free and confidential counseling services (including test preparation)

At work

  • Red Zone Parking Zone pass paid for by the department
  • Two sets of scrubs and white coats provided
  • UPTODATE access throughout the hospital
  • Alphanumeric pagers
  • Meal allocations at KU: Resident meal cards for 16-hour calls and for night float
  • Meal allocations at VA: 24-hour access to food if on call (snacks, frozen meals, juices, etc)
  • 24-hour access to resident lounge with large screen TV, computers, DVD player and snacks


  • Membership dues to the ACP (American College of Physicians) paid annually
  • One week for locum tenens or moonlighting with Program Director approval per year

Off the clock

  • Housestaff Appreciation Fund: various activities like happy hours, Worlds of Fun, Royals games, basketball watch parties, haunted houses paid for by the department
  • Student pricing for KU basketball and football tickets (also able to buy football tickets for spouse)



Last modified: Jan 08, 2016