Salaries and Benefits



2017-2018 Resident Compensation Rates for ACGME-Accredited Programs

PGY Level Base Annual with Disability
Life Benefits *
Monthly *
PGY 1 $50,640.00  $51,240.00 $4,270.00
PGY 2 $52,404.00 $53,004.00 $4,417.00
PGY 3 $54,000.00 $54,600.00 $4,550.00
PGY 4 $56,400.00 $57,000.00 $4,750.00
PGY 5 $58,104.00 $58,704.00 $4,892.00
PGY 6 $60,840.00 $61,440.00 $5,120.00
PGY 7 $63,120.00 $63,720.00 $5,310.00

*In addition to the base salary, those residents participating in the disability and group life insurance programs provided through GME currently receive an additional $600 per year for disability and life insurance benefits as shown above in Column 3. 

For more resident salary information, please see GME Policy #210.

Library Resources

Residents and fellows have access to the UTHSC Library.  This includes catalog and database searches, e-books, e-journal finder, and study carrels. Please contact the library to get an access code for use with all on-line services of the library.

All residents are paid by the Graduate Medical Education office and receive the same salary for the group PGY level. Compensation rates and benefits are included in the Agreement of Appointment which must be reviewed and signed by each new resident prior to the start of residency:
Agreement of Appointment

GME Contact Info

920 Madison Avenue, Suite 447
Memphis, TN 38163
Phone: (901) 448-5364
Fax: (901) 448-6182[BROKEN LINK]

Book Fund

Each resident is allotted a $650 for the first year, then $450 each subsequent year. GME (Graduate Medical Education) will provide incoming interns (PGY-1) with a $300.00 Apple Store certificate towards the purchase of an Apple iPad. You may use these funds to purchase publications/memberships, pay for USMLE Step 3, and can use up to $700 toward boards if taken during your graduation year. Any unused funds carry over to the next year.

Vacation Policy

The vacation policy for the Pediatric Residency Program is as follows:

Training Level Vacation Rotation
PL-1 3 Weeks OTP/Elective
PL-2 3 Weeks Elective/adolescent/B&D
PL-3 3 Weeks Elective/community pediatrics
MP-1 3 Weeks (1 on Peds) OTP
MP-2 3 Weeks (2 on Peds) Adolescent/Elective
MP-3 3 Weeks (1 on Peds) OTP/Elective
MP-4 3 Weeks (2 on Peds) Elective

Sick Leave

Residents are allotted 21 days of sick leave per year.

Maternity Leave

Maternity leave is based on the following:

  • University of Tennessee policy allows 21 working days of paid sick leave. This translates to 4 calendar weeks.
  • The American Board of Pediatrics requires that a Pediatric Resident complete a minimum of 33 months of residency to be Board Eligible.

Residents may use three weeks of vacation and three weeks of sick leave for maternity leave without extending residency. Second and third years are able to take an “Infant Care” elective for an additional month of learning to care for their newborn.

Paternity Leave

A parent housestaff member other than the birth mother may use seven (7) days of paid sick leave to assist with parental duties commencing with the birth of the child.

Moonlighting Policy

Moonlighting provides residents with the opportunity for valuable, extra educational experiences and supplemental income. Third year residents are able to moonlight with the program directors approval in the non-acute section of Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital Emergency Department and in associated urgent care centers. During the months of October through March, additional shifts are added specifically for residents and fellows.

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Contact Us

University of Tennessee
Pediatric Residency Program
50 N. Dunlap St., Box 20
Memphis, TN 38103
Phone: 901-287-6756

Resident Coordinator

Karen Ariemma
Phone: 901-287-6210
Toll Free: 800-733-6371

Contact Us

University of Tennessee
Pediatric Residency Program
50 N. Dunlap St., Box 20
Memphis, TN 38103
Phone: 901-287-6756

Resident Coordinator

Karen Ariemma
Phone: (901) 287-6210