Each year the program will fund DEA licensure for all PGY-2 residents.

Life Insurance

Term life insurance is provided for all residents in the amount of double the annual stipend.  The policy includes accidental death and dismemberment coverage.

Health Insurance

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. Single and family coverage is available at group rates. Several different plans at varying costs are available to choose from. Residents may choose Premium Conversion, which permits payment of premiums with automatic deduction of pre-tax dollars from the resident's monthly salary. Information regarding health insurance benefits can be found at

Workers' Compensation

All house staff are covered by workers' compensation for any injuries or illnesses incurred as a result of assigned duties.

Disability Insurance

Long-term disability insurance is provided for residents free of charge. Residents have the option of converting the coverage from group to private at the end of their training as well as the option of purchasing additional coverage.

Malpractice Insurance

Coverage is provided for all residents, either by the University of Louisville or by the hospitals to which residents are assigned. This coverage applies only to assigned rotations that are part of residency training.

Dental Care

The Dental Clinic in the Ambulatory Care Building will provide an annual examination, including cleaning and x-rays, to residents free of charge.

Preventive Health Program

Hepatitis B immunization and an annual TB skin test are required and administered free of charge.

Medical Licensure

Commonwealth of Kentucky resident training licensure and renewal fees are paid by the department for the duration of residency in the program.


Residents are given 4 weeks paid vacation, usually divided into 2 weeks taken every 6 months. 

Physician Placement Service

The University of Louisville Physician Placement Services provides free assistance to residents seeking practice opportunities in Kentucky. Call Jan Hurst at 1-800-821-1088.

Library Privileges

Residents have library privileges at the Kornhauser Library and at all of the affiliated hospitals. Available services include electronic literature, searches, and an inter-library loan service.

Lab Coats

Lab coats with embroidered names are provided to residents at the beginning of their training.

Other Benefits

Additional benefits may include textbooks, professional dues, or funds for travel to educational meetings.

Recreational Facilities

The HSC Fitness Center is located within the medical campus. Spouses and dependents can join for a nominal charge. A wide array of recreational facilities on the UL Belknap Campus may also be used by residents free of charge.