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Benefits Overview

Explore our residency benefits and compensation and learn more about what we offer.

Stipends 2021-2022*

Year Amount
R-1 $58,238
R-2 $60,323
R-3 $62,338
R-4 $65,056
R-5 $67,706

*effective 07/01/2021

Educational

  • Categorical residents receive a resident educational fund each year
  • Access to digital MKSAP question bank
  • Dykes Library access to electronic journals without subscription

Preliminary year and categorical residents in good standing with the program have access to educational funds as follows:

PGY1 Preliminary Residents - Up to $1000 to be utilized as follows:

  • Study materials for Step 3 or COMLEX 3.
  • Test registration fee for Step 3 or COMLEX 3.
  • Travel (air, lodging, meeting registration, local transportation) to a regional or national meeting in order to disseminate scholarship if attending as the presenting author.
  • Costs associated with poster production and/or submission fees associated with dissemination of scholarship.
  • Other educational books and/or resource with approval of the Program Director.
  • Small medical equipment (up to $200) - such as additional white coats, on call jacket, stethoscope, ophthalmoscope or otoscope.

PGY1 Categorical Residents - Up to $1000 to be utilized as follows:

  • Study materials for Step 3 or COMLEX 3.
  • Test registration fee for Step 3 or COMLEX 3.
  • Travel (air, lodging, meeting registration, local transportation) to a regional or national meeting in order to present scholarship if attending as the presenting author.
  • Costs associated with poster production and/or submission fees associated with dissemination of scholarship.
  • Other educational books and/or resource with approval of the Program Director.
  • Small medical equipment (up to $200) - such as additional white coats, on call jacket, stethoscope, ophthalmoscope or otoscope.

PGY2 Residents - Up to $1250 to be utilized as follows:

  • Travel (air, lodging, meeting registration, local transportation) to a regional or national meeting in order to present scholarship if attending as the presenting author.
  • Costs associated with poster production and/or submission fees associated with dissemination of scholarship.
  • Other educational books and/or resource with approval of the Program Director.
  • Small medical equipment (up to $200) - such as additional white coats, on call jacket, stethoscope, ophthalmoscope or otoscope.
  • Costs associated with renewal of BLS and/or ACLS.

PGY3 Residents - Up to $1250 to be utilized as follows:

  • Travel (air, lodging, meeting registration, local transportation) to a regional or national meeting in order to present scholarship if attending as the presenting author.
  • Costs associated with poster production and/or submission fees associated with dissemination of scholarship.
  • Other educational books and/or resource with approval of the Program Director.
  • Small medical equipment (up to $200) - such as additional white coats, on call jacket, stethoscope, ophthalmoscope or otoscope.
  • Costs associated with renewal of BLS and/or ACLS.
  • Registration for the ABIM certifying examination.

Additionally, PGY3 residents may access up to an additional $1500 in order to purchase board prep material or attend a board prep course. These additional monies may not be used for any other expenses.

  • Medical Knowledge Self Assessment Program (MKSAP) Print Version and Digital version purchased for all categorical residents during their intern year
  • Free access to Uptodate

Insurance

Please see the GME Policy and Procedure Manual for more information regarding insurance and other resident benefits.

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

At work

  • 24-hour secured parking garage paid for by the department
  • Two sets of scrubs and white coats provided
  • UPTODATE access throughout the hospital
  • Alphanumeric pagers
  • Meal allocations at KU: All residents will receive $15.00 per week
  • 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

Professional

  • 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)

Moonlighting

Vacation and Leave

Vacation

All PGY levels receive three weeks (15 business days) of vacation per year, which can be taken in one- or two-week blocks at a time. Vacation time does not accumulate year to year.

Sick Leave

All PGY levels receive two weeks (10 business days) of sick leave per year. This does not accumulate year to year. 

Extended Leave

  • Three months of leave without pay for reasons of family or personal illness, serious health conditions, disability, or the birth or adoption of a child.
  • All stipend payments and benefits will be suspended during a leave of absence.
  • Any leave without pay time taken may extend the completion date of your training program. You must use all your vacation and sick leave first before using your extended leave.

Military Leave

Twelve working days per year of military leave with pay for active duty or training purposes.

Parental Leave

After one year continuous employment with KUMC, our resident physicians are eligible for up to six weeks paid parental leave for the primary caregiver or three weeks paid parental leave for the secondary caregiver. Please view the Paid Parental Leave Policy for more information.

KU School of Medicine

University of Kansas Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Mailstop 1022
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS 66160
Phone: 913-588-6000
Fax: 913-588-3995