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Stipends 2011 - 2012

R-1 $45,023
R-2 $46,250
R-3 $47,085
R-4 $48,568
R-5 $50,124

Supplemental Income:

Moonlighting and Kansas Locum Tenens Program

Kansas Locum Tenens Program*
Weekday (8hr/d) rate: $600
Weekday night call per night: $80
Weekend call (24 hr.): $440
Holiday call (24 hr.): $540

Vacations/Sick Leave/Extended Leave/Military Leave:

  • Vacation: All PGY levels receive 3 weeks (15 business days) of vacation per year. This does not accumulate year to year. They can be taken in 1 or 2 week blocks at a time.
  • Sick Leave: All PGY levels receive 2 weeks (10 business days) of sick leave per year. This does not accumulate year to year.  
  • Extended Leave: Three months of leave without pay for reasons of family or personal illness, serious health condition, disability, or the birth or adoption of a child.  All stipend payments and benefits will be suspended during a leave of absence.  Any leave without pay time taken may extend the completion date of a resident/fellows training program. In order to use the extended leave, you must use all your vacation and sick leave first.
  • Military Leave: Twelve working days per year of military leave with pay for active duty for training purposes.


  • Categorical residents receive a resident educational fund each year
  • Red Zone Parking Zone pass paid for by the department
  • 2 sets of scrubs and white coats provided
  • Malpractice Insurance
  • Subsidized health insurance for house officers and families
  • Worker’s compensation
  • Long-term disability insurance coverage
  • Housestaff Appreciation Fund: various activities like happy hours, Worlds of Fun, Royals games, Basketball watch parties, Haunted Houses, etc paid for by the department
  • Membership dues to the ACP (American College of Physicians) paid annually
  • Meal allocations:
    • At KU: Resident meal cards for short calls, 16-hour calls, and for night float
    • At VA: 24 hour access to food if on call (snacks, frozen meals, juices, etc)
  • Medical Knowledge Self Assessment Program (MKSAP) Print Version and Digital version purchased for all categorical residents during their intern year
  • Access to digital MedStudy question bank
  • Dykes Library access to electronic journals without subscription
  • UPTODATE access throughout the hospital
  • Alphanumeric pagers
  • 24-hour access to resident lounge with large screen TV, computers, DVD player and snacks
  • Access to free and confidential counseling services (including test preparation)
  • Educational stipend for categorical residents for purchase of books, test fees (i.e. Step 3, ABIM boards):
    • $300 for categorical interns
    • $300 for PGY-2
    • $600 for PGY-3
    • Plus an additional $500 available for extra research expenses (i.e. to attend a conference that you are presenting a poster)
  • One week for locum tenens or moonlighting with Program Director approval per year
  • Student pricing for KU Basketball and Football Tickets (also able to buy football tickets for spouse)

If you would like more detailed information please reference documents below: