Salaries and Benefits
2015-2016 Resident Compensation Rates for ACGME-Accredited Programs
|PGY Level||Base Annual||with Disability
Life Benefits *
*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.
- PGY-1: 3 Weeks Vacation
- PGY-2: 3 Weeks Vacation
- PGY-3: 3 Weeks Vacation
- PGY-4: 3 Weeks Vacation
- Four white coats provided by the program to PGY-1s, embroidered with the residents name. Three white coats provided each subsequent year.
- Four sets of scrubs provided by the Pediatrics Program, with replacements yearly as needed.
- Two sets of scrubs provided by the Internal Medicine Program.
All residents receive an alpha-numeric pager, retained for the duration of their residency.
Money for meals is provided through a debit system put on the residents ID badge at Le Bonheur and and Methodist University Hospital. Meal cards are distributed monthly when assigned to The Med. Many of the noon conferences have lunch provided.
Controlled access parking garages and lots are available to all residents at no cost.
Individual on-call rooms are provided for each resident in each hospital.
Please see GME Resident Insurance Benefits Policy #230 for more information.
One month (or 4 weeks) of absence is allowed each year for leave (vacation, sick, and parental leave). Any more than one month in any year of training will likely require make-up training time past the traditional 4 year training program in order to be board-eligible in either internal medicine or pediatrics. Vacation leave is essential and should not be forfeited or postponed in any year of training and cannot be used to reduce the total required training period. Specifics should be discussed with the program director in detail.
A free membership in the American Academy of Pediatrics entitles residents to a copy of the most recent Report of the Committee on Infectious Diseases (the Redbook), subscriptions to Pediatrics, Pediatrics In Review and The AAP News and membership in the Resident Section of the AAP.
The program pays for every residents membership to the American College of Physicians (ACP). ACP provides programs, products, and services that are of special interest to residents, including Associate Abstract Competitions, and a subscription to Annals of Internal Medicine.
An Education/Book Stipend is provided for Medicine/Pediatric residents for the purchase of textbooks, journal subscriptions or educational software.
Residents at the PGY3 and PGY4 level may attend one major national meeting for up to 5 days. Expenses are reimbursed, up to $1,000.
The University of Tennessee Campus Recreation (located in the Student Alumni Center) includes basketball and racquetball courts, an Olympic-size swimming pool and hot tub, fully equipped exercise and weight rooms, a cafeteria, pizzeria/snack bar with a large screen television, lounges with televisions, conference rooms, automatic banking facilities and a post office. Exercise, dance and aerobic classes, as well as many intramural sports, are offered. Tennis courts and softball fields are also available. Membership is free to all students and residents. Tickets to many sports and cultural events are also available at reduced rates.
The VA has an exercise and weight room on the ground floor for the faculty and staff. Residents have 24-hour access to this facility with their VA ID.
- Free literature computer searches through the Le Bonheur, St. Jude and University of Tennessee Health Science Center libraries.
- Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Course and Certification, as part of the orientation program. The Neonatal Advanced Life Support (NALS) Course is provided during the NICU rotation.
- Hepatitis B, rubella, PPD and VZV screening. Hep A, varicella, Hep B, influenza and measles vaccines if needed, at no cost.
- Discounts on computer hardware and software.
- Two resident lounges with television, refrigerator, microwave oven, hospital and university computers with modem access to literature searches are provided.
- A Tennessee medical license is not required for residency-related activities. An institutional permit covers residents.