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Learn about stipends and benefits offered to fellows in the geriatrics fellowship program at the University of Kansas School of Medicine.

Stipends and Health Insurance

Stipend and health insurance information for residents and fellows at the University of Kansas School of Medicine can be found by visiting the office of Graduate Medical Education (GME). Fellows and their families are eligible for the State of Kansas Employees Health, Dental, Vision Insurance and Flexible Spending and Health Savings Accounts beginning the first day of employment.

All fellows are given the following benefits:

  • Professional Liability Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Worker's compensation
  • Long-term disability insurance coverage

Up to 3 weeks (15 work days) vacation leave per year

Sick Leave

Ten work days of sick leave are available per year.

Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

A fellow may request FMLA designation pursuant to the university’s FMLA policy for up to twelve weeks of leave per academic year: (1) because of the fellow’s own serious health condition, including pregnancy, or a qualifying work-related illness or injury; (2) to care for an immediate family member who has a serious health condition; (3) for the birth of a child or adoption or foster care; or (4) for any “qualifying exigency” arising out of spouse, son or daughter (of any age) or parent is on active duty or call to active duty.

Refer to KU Medical Center’s complete FMLA policy (link requires login) and/or contact Human Resources for additional details regarding FMLA leave. Fellows must draw down all paid leave while on FMLA. If the maximum number of vacation and sick leave days for the year has been used, the FMLA leave will be unpaid. Stipend payments will be suspended during periods of leave without pay, but the fellow will continue to receive all other non- healthcare benefits.

Note: The use of leave may require the resident to extend his/her training program to satisfy ACGME or the training board eligibility/certification requirements.

Other Leaves

For other leaves such as Non-FMLA Leave of Absence, Leave without Pay, Leave of Absence, Military Leave, Professional Leave and Funeral Leave, see the GME manual.

Memberships and Certifications

Kansas License

Paid temporary Kansas license or a portion of a permanent license

Geriatric Review Syllabus

Each fellow receives the Geriatrics Review Syllabus: A Core Curriculum in Geriatric Medicine in electronic or paper format as desired. 

American Geriatrics Society

Each fellow receives an annual membership to the American Geriatrics Society (AGS).

We provide registration and travel expenses to the AGS Annual Meeting held in May. See the AGS Website for additional information.   

American Medical Directors Association/Society for Post-Acute and Long Term Care

For fellows interested in participating in the Core Curriculum on Medical Direction or its equivalent on long term care management (required for all Certified Medical Director (CMD) applicants), AMDA membership will be paid.  

ACLS Training

Initial certification fees supported.  


A.R. Dykes Library
  • Located on campus, the library stocks the vast majority of commonly desired periodicals by the clinical and basic science staff. Books and manuals are also readily available. It is open to guests from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily who use the library for health information, academic study or research. 
  • All the university and KCVA hospital computers have Up To Date and internet access to the Dykes library.

24 hour secured parking garage (P5) permit provided.

White coats

Two white coats are provided per year.  

Medical Equipment

Reimbursement for approved medical equipment up the allotted amount.  Examples include an additional white coat, stethoscope, otoscope.

Wellness and Campus Support

The Office of Counseling and Educational Support Services provides psychological services for KU Medical Center students and residents within a confidential, inclusive atmosphere of safety and respect to assist individuals in addressing emotional and interpersonal issues that may be affecting their well-being. Residents may find help with the following:

  • Training Exam coaching
  • USMLE Step 3 Preparation
  • Specialty Board Exam Assistance
  • Educational & Performance Excellence Coaching
  • Manage Stress/Time
  • Residency Demands
  • Personal Life Demands
  • Relationships / Marital / Family Concerns
  • Personal Counseling
  • Psychiatric Counseling
  • Consultation and Referrals
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Lending Library- in training & board exams
Kirmayer Fitness Center

Fellows receive a free membership to this 50,000 square foot facility located on the KUMC campus. Amenities include state of the art cardiovascular equipment, a wide variety of traditional and functional strength training equipment, racquetball/squash courts, basketball court, two group fitness studios, a suspended walking/jogging track, a 75-foot aquatic lap pool and outdoor field space. Learn more about Kirmayer.  

Wellness Resources

We invite you to check out what's available to help bolster your physical, mental, personal and professional well-being.

The Division of Student Affairs provides resources for students through essential support services and programming.

Student Affairs

Counseling and Educational Support Services provides support to students, residents and fellows through psychological and educational services.

Support Services

KUMC employees are offered competitive benefits that feature wellness programs in support of the community's health and well-being.

Human Resources
Landon Center on Aging

University of Kansas Medical Center 
Landon Center on Aging
Mail Stop 1005
3901 Rainbow Boulevard 
Kansas City, KS 66160 
Fax: 913-945-7544