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Benefits for the Resident in General Surgery for 2017-2018

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Health Insurance:

As employees of the State of Kansas,  residents are eligible for state health insurance. 


Each resident is provided a parking permit on campus for covered, secure parking in Garage 5.


The Department of Surgery pays for each resident's yearly library fees.


The Department of Surgery pays for the following courses:

  • ABLS (Advanced Burn Life Support)
  • ASSET (Advanced Surgical Skills for Exposure in Trauma)
  • ATLS (Advanced Trauma Life Support)
  • FCCS (Fundamental Critical Care Support)
  • ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) (first time)

The department also pays for the following exams:

  • Step 3 or COMLEX 3
  • FES (Fundamentals of Endoscopic Surgery)
  • FLS (Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery)

Loupes Allowance:

Residents receive up to $1,100 towards Loupes during their PGY 1 year.


The Department pays for each resident's temporary license to practice medicine and DEA license in Kansas and Missouri.


Each resident receives three weeks of paid vacation each year.

Lab Coats/Scrubs:

The Department provides three lab coats with personalized embroidery to each resident at the beginning of their intern, PGY 3, and chief year.  OR Scrubs are available to surgery residents through ID badge access.


During the Chief year, the department will reimburse expenses up to $1500 for each Chief to attend a professional meeting of their choice. Pre-approval by the Program Director and Chair required. 

At any time during residency, if a resident has a scientific paper accepted for presentation at a national meeting, the Department will reimburse expenses upon approval from the Program Director and Chair.  There may be time away restrictions and a monetary cap.

Meal Cards:

Meal cards are provided based on service and weekend call schedule.

Salary and Benefits 

Last modified: Sep 28, 2018