Pediatrics Stipends, Benefits, & Leave
Resident/Fellow Stipend Scale 2013 - 2014*
and Life Offset**)
*The 2013-2014 scale represents an approximate 1.5% increase over 2012-2013 rates.
**Includes $600 per year ($50 per month) offset for disability and life insurance premium offset.
Currently, the hospital provides a $20 daily meal allowance for residents via a swipe card in the hospital cafeteria.
The hospital provides free, covered parking in a connected parking garage.
If residents are assigned to a location or clinic which is closed on holidays, they are permitted off for holidays. Typically included are:
New Year's Day
Martin Luther King's Birthday
Independence Day (July 4th)
Thanksgiving Day (Two days)
For these holidays, residents will function on a weekend schedule. Holidays will be assigned randomly, and should even out by the end of the three year cycle.
Each resident is afforded three weeks vacation during the year. Most residents take 1 week of vacation during the holiday schedule which takes place in two sections over a 12-day span from the end of December through the beginning of January. No additional vacation will be granted during December. Attempts will be made to include preceding weekends and following weekends into vacation time. One week of conference time is also allotted per year in training. This week is not taken out of the resident's vacation time.
In the event of illness, the University provides paid sick leave benefits (up to 21 sick days within a year). However, these must be approved by the Program Director and cannot be carried over from year to year. A missed call when on sick leave must be made up. If three or more sick days are taken consecutively, a physician's statement must be provided to the Program Director. A resident may not be paid for unused sick leave at the end of the year.
The determination as to whether or not the resident will be required to make up time missed due to Sick Leave will be made by the Program Director, in accordance with residency requirements (including satisfactory evaluation for the rotation) and board certification requirements.
Parental leave is available to residents for the birth or adoption of a child or foster care placement. Annual leave, sick leave, and holidays may be used in order for the resident's salary to continue. Any additional leave requested would be without pay. Residents may extend parental leave for up to twelve weeks. The resident would be eligible to use a combination of annual leave, sick leave, and holidays to continue salary but could take leave without pay for the remainder of the leave. The resident must give reasonable notice (30 days when the need for leave is foreseeable). Residents may have to make up time missed to fulfill the American Board of Pediatrics requirements of 33 months of training, as determined by, and at the discretion of, the Program Director (in excess of regular vacation). The make-up time, if required, would be with pay. Check with the Office of Graduate Medical Education for more information about leave.
The hospital reimburses moving expenses for primary care residents up to $500 when these residents relocate to Chattanooga to begin residency in accordance with UT Policy. Original receipts must be submitted to the Residency Program Coordinator.