Benefits/Perks

Benefits/Perks

Take a look at the benefits package you'll get as a pediatric resident at UofL.
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Basics

Vacation
Four weeks of vacation is given at all levels.

Bookstore
A 10% discount is available on books and supplies with a valid University of Louisville Identification Card.

Licensure
Initial resident licensure fees are paid by the university and renewal resident licensure fees are paid by the department.

Beepers
Beepers are provided to all house staff, including the batteries to keep them going (we'll recycle your old ones, too!).

Stipends
We love the altruism shown by our residents, but even so, we provide annual stipends for their hard work. Stipends for House Staff for the 2017-2018 academic year are as follows:

PGY-1: $54,621
PGY-2: $55,785
PGY-3: $57,340
PGY-4: $58,927

Perks

Parking Permits
Free parking in the attached, covered Norton Children's Hospital garage.

Book Allowance
All first-year residents in good standing in the program receive a generous book allowance as well as MedStudy.

Study Aids
All third-year residents receive Laughing Your Way to Passing the Pediatric Boards.

Board Review
All second-year residents in good standing in the program are provided with MedStudy, and third-years in good standing in the program earn a stipend for a board review course to be attended following graduation.

Meals
On call meals are provided at both Norton Children's Hospital and UofL Hospital.

Ward Support
Nurse Clinicians:  After receiving consistent feedback from residents concerning the workload on the ward service, Norton Children's Hospital provided a nurse clinician for each ward team to aid in completing work involving communication and patient care. This team of nurses also provides month-to-month continuity.

The Purple Team:  a fifth ward team that is staffed by attendings only in order to take some of the extra patient load from traditional ward teams. This team started in 2010 as a weekdays- and winter-only service but has since been expanded to 7 days/week, 365 days/year to support the residents everyday.

Membership
Resident memberships are provided to the American Academy of Pediatrics including subscriptions to PREP and Pediatrics in Review.

Athletics
Residents are eligible to purchase student athletic tickets, which are offered at reduced rates through the Athletics Department.

Insurance

Insurance Plans
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.

Retirement
Residents are considered "eligible employees" and may contribute monies to any of UofL's retirement plans.

Worker's Compensation
All house staff are covered under the Kentucky Worker's Compensation statutes for injuries incurred while engaged in regularly assigned duties.

Professional Liability Insurance (Malpractice)
Professional liability insurance is provided by the University of Louisville or by affiliated hospitals through contract agreement.

Preventive Health Program
Hepatitis B immunization, an annual TB skin test, and flu shots are required and furnished free of charge to all residents.