Housestaff Benefits

Vacations and Holiday Schedules:

Chief residents are responsible for creating the vacation and holiday schedules.  Categorical residents are permitted four weeks of vacation a year. Furthermore, residents are allowed eight holidays and four "bonus" days (in accordance with University policy and/or in compliance with board requirements). Finally, residents selected to present research at conferences will be provided the necessary travel time.

Health/Disability/Life Insurance:

Both residents and their family members are allowed to participate in the University Health Insurance Program of their choosing. For more information, please refer to the University of Kentucky benefits homepage. Residents are eligible for disability insurance following twelve months of employment. One-times stipend life insurance coverage is provided at no cost, however, residents opt for up to five-times stipend.

Retirement:

Resident contribution to the voluntary University Retirement Plan is optional.

Medical Licensure, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Permits:

Kentucky state licensure and DEA permits are provided free of charge through the Office of Graduate Medical Education

Meal Allowance:

All residents receive a monthly meal allowance in addition to their regular pay. Residents may choose to spend this money on meals or collect it following the regular pay cycle.

Parking:

All residents are provided employee parking permits (valid in E parking areas).

White Coats:

Three embroidered white coats are provided per year.

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