Take a look at the benefits package you'll get as a pediatric resident at UofL.
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Four weeks of vacation is given at all levels.

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

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

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

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 2020-2021 academic year are as follows:

PGY-1: $55,713
PGY-2: $56,901
PGY-3: $58,488
PGY-4: $60,108


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.

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

Ward Support
Nurse Clinicians:  In response to resident feedback, 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.

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

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


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.

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. Additionally, COVID-19 testing and monitoring is also provided free of charge.

For more information, please visit the UofL Employee Benefits page