*Stipend information is for the 2012-2013 fiscal year and may differ from future year's stipends.
*Residents are given an annual education fund to purchase books, computers, software, study materials, travel expenses to conferences or any other items deemed educational.
USMLE/COMLEX Step 3: The residency pays the first attempt of Step 3 registration, if the resident takes the exam prior to March 1 of their PGY-1 year.
PGY-3 Residents are also given an additional $500 for successful completion of boards if taken the year of graduation.Insurance
Insurance: Coverage begins the first day of the calendar month following the first 30 days of employment as required by the state of Kansas. Premiums are deducted from the paycheck. The Kansas Legislature has appropriated funds to pay for spousal and dependent health insurance coverage for residents enrolled in the state of Kansas group health insurance program. Premiums for this coverage are not the responsibility of the resident.
Semi-Monthly Individual Premium Rates (2011 Non-Tobacco User):
*Dental & Vision insurance also offered.
New residents can receive up to $300 for the accurate completion of on-boarding materials, including all training modules.
*If all new residents meet the June 15 date we will take the entire class to lunch.
Holiday block: Each year, the last week of December and early part of January is divided into two parts, with residents splitting the two time frames between themselves. This allows all residents to take time off for the holidays without having to use vacation time.
Books: All residents are provided with a Harriet Lane upon beginning residency. You will also be provided with the Nelson Essentials. Nelson Essentials is the text used by the residency program for a structured reading program. The department also provides MedStudy to all PGY3s to facilitate studying for boards.
Licensing/DEA: Cost for training licenses in the states of Kansas and Missouri will be paid by the program. Residents receive a "fee exempt" DEA certificate during their training, which can only be used at trainings sites.
Life Support Training: Costs incurred for obtaining required life support training (Basic Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Support and Neonatal Resuscitation Program), including any required renewals are covered by the program.
American Academy of Pediatrics Membership: Cost of annual membership to the American Academy of Pediatrics is split between the residency program and the Kansas Chapter of the AAP. This allows residents access to Pedialink, which provides tools for training such as Board PREP online, Individual Learning Plans (ILP's), the Red Book and many more.
Parking: The program pays for "red" parking at KU. If residents would like to apply for different parking, the program pays the red rate and the resident pays the difference.
Chair's International Medicine Grant: The Department of Pediatrics will make available a $1000 grant award for residents to complete an international rotation (mission work). Residents must apply for approval of the Chair's International Medicine Grant.
Emergency Child Care: KU-Women in Medicine Society (WIMS) worked with Nannies of Kansas City Ltd. (NKCL) to provide our faculty and residents at the University of Kansas Medical Center, at a discounted group rate, a sick care option for their children. NKCL has 75 nannies on staff and are able to provide qualified and licensed professionals to come to your home and care for your child when they are ill. Parents are to work directly with NKCL. The fee can be reimbursed through the education fund.
Kirmayer Fitness Center Membership: Program pays $200 (of $358.25 total annual fee) toward yearly membership to Kirmayer Fitness Center, located on the KUMC campus.
Meals/Snacks: For each evening spent on in-house call, residents will be given $15 on a meal card to be used within a calendar month. Breakfast is provided at each morning conference and lunch is provided at all noon conferences. In addition, snacks are provided in the Pediatric Medical Education Center.
Social Activities: Both the department and the residency program sponsor various social activities throughout the year. The department offers annual parties/activities for the Winter Holiday, Halloween and an employee appreciation event. The Residency Program hosts an annual New Resident Welcome Barbeque, Resident Retreat at an off-campus location, Holiday Party and Graduation Dinner. There are also smaller social events that are planned by resident classes.
Pediatric Medical Education Center: Residents have access to this area 24 hours. It includes a kitchen, study areas, couch and individual lockers.