Four weeks of vacation (two 2-week blocks) is given to all housestaff. We also provide an extra five day break during the winter holidays (PGY-1/3) or Thanksgiving (PGY-2).
Each resident gets four personal days per year to use at their discretion during non-call months. These may be used for illness, interviews, etc.
A 10% discount is available on books and supplies with a valid University of Louisville Identification Card.
Initial licensure fees are paid by the university and renewal licensure fees are paid by the department.
All first-year residents receive MedStudy as well as an electronic subscription to . Each resident may use up to $500 to travel to an educational conference in order to present original research or a poster. 16
On call meals are provided at both University of Louisville Hospital and Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Free lunch is available in the physicians’ lounge at Jewish Hospital.
Residents are eligible to purchase student athletic tickets, which are offered at reduced rates through the Athletics Department. Housestaff also have access to all U of L athletic facilities including the Health Sciences Center Fitness Center, the brand new Student Recreation Center, Bass-Rudd Tennis Center, and Ralph Wright Natatorium, which are located on the main campus.
All University of Louisville students, staff, and faculty members may present their Cardinal Cards to ride free on TARC (Transit Authority of the River City) buses.
The University offers a complete package of insurance coverage for our residents and their families, including health, dental, vision, prescription, Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA), Life, Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D), Supplemental Life, Short Term Disability and Long Term Care. Detailed plan information can be found on the University of Louisville Human Resources site.
Residents are considered "eligible employees" and may contribute monies to any of U of L's retirement plans.
All house staff are covered under the Kentucky Worker's Compensation statutes for injuries incurred while engaged in regularly assigned duties.
Professional liability insurance is provided by the University of Louisville or by affiliated hospitals through contract agreement.
Hepatitis B immunization, an annual TB skin test, and flu shots are required and furnished free of charge to all residents.