Pediatric Residency

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  • Salary and Benefits

    • Salary
      • PL-1 $46,238
      • PL-2 $47,347 
      • PL-3 $48,670
    • Health insurance
      Health insurance is provided to the resident at no cost.
      Family coverage is available for an additional cost.
    • Malpractice insurance
      Malpractice insurance is provided at no cost.
    • Parking
      Covered parking in one of the parking garages on campus is available at no cost.
    • Memberships
      Residents are given candidate fellowship membership in the American Academy of Pediatrics. This includes print and online access to Pediatrics, Pediatrics in Review (PREP) and Red Book. Access to PediaLink is also included.
    • Pagers
      Alpha/numeric pagers are provided.
    • Resident lounge
      The resident lounge is located across from the main department office and adjoins the call room area. The department provides snacks, sandwiches and soft drinks. A full size refrigerator and microwave are available for use as well as computer access with personal e-mail accounts and Medline search capabilities.
    • Meals
      Hot lunch is provided every Tuesday and catered food is available every Friday at resident meeting. Meal tickets are provided to the residents for use during overnight call. Residents also receive 20% discount at UMMC cafeterias. Subway and McDonald's are also available on campus.
    • Leave
      Three weeks of vacation are granted each year. Vacation may be carried over to the next academic year. A holiday schedule between Christmas and the New Year allows for residents to have 6 additional days off. Maternity/paternity leave is available using medical leave and personal vacation.
    • Fitness center
      Residents will have access to the Norman C. Nelson Student Center, which includes a weight room, indoor track and gym.
      Residents will receive certification in Pediatric Advanced Life Support and Neonatal Life Support at the beginning of their residency. During the spring of their PL-2 year, the APLS (Advanced Pediatric Life Support) Course is offered. This includes renewal of PALS certification. Advanced Trauma Life Support and Advanced Cardiac Life Support are available to PL-2 residents, as well.
    • Lab coats
      Interns receive 3 lab coats from UMMC. Scrubs and laundry service are also available free of charge. Residents also receive monogrammed fleece jacket, monogrammed scrubs, and monogrammed lab coats during their residency.
    • Educational funds
      The Pediatric Department reserves funds for the residents to use for the purchase of educational items. During the PL-3 year, Peds Study will be purchased from these funds.
    • Board certification preparation
      The American Board of Pediatrics in training exam is given each year. Resident-only board review sessions are held weekly and ABP content specifications are incorporated into twice weekly lectures.