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The following trainee stipend schedule has been approved for the academic year 2024-2025

Training Level Stipend Amount Job Class Step
1 $71,064 0253 1
2 $73,686 0253 2
3 76,459 0253 3
4 79,868 0253 4
5 $82,731 0253 5
6 $87,436 0253 6
7 $89,857 0253 7
8 $94,981 0253 8

Trainee benefits are expected to be:

  • Three weeks (15 working days) of paid annual vacation, and one week (5 working days) of paid annual personal/professional development time which must be scheduled with the approval of the Program Director. Both vacation and personal/professional development time is non-accruing.
  • Choice of health insurance plan options with global network coverage for the trainee and eligible family members - premium costs are shared between the Hospital (approximately 90%) and the trainee (approximately 10%).
  • Group dental insurance for trainee and family at a nominal charge per month.
  • Group term life insurance up to the stipend amount but not to exceed $25,000 at no charge. Additional life insurance may be purchased by the trainee.
  • Disability insurance for specialty-specific occupation with benefit equal to approximately 66.6% of monthly earnings up to $3,000/month (less benefits from other sources) and built-in cost-of-living rider. Basic policy paid by Hospital. Additional individual coverage may be purchased by the trainee.
  • Beginning July 1, 2024, automatic enrollment in a 401(a) defined contribution retirement plan with immediate vesting funded by the University and Affiliated Hospitals. The contribution for FY25 is 1%, FY26 is 2%, and FY27 is 3%. Future contributions will be determined by October 1, 2026.
  • Malpractice insurance is provided by the hospital for professional activities that are an approved part of the training program.
  • Other benefits, such as reduced tuition, bookstore discount, and others as offered to all University employees.   

If you have specific questions that you are unable to answer, please reach out to the Office of Graduate Medical Education.

Faculty, senior fellows, and staff of the Division of Pediatric Infectious Disease are fully committed to the education of our fellows. As a reflection of this commitment, first year fellows are granted these two additional benefits:

  • During the fall, fellows have approximately two weeks of dedicated study time immediately before the Pediatric Board Examination. The fellow's only clinical responsibility during this time is their weekly continuity clinic and advanced preparation for clinic with their assigned mentor.
  • The University of Utah and the Department of Pediatrics maintains subscriptions to board review materials such as the PREP series. All these resources are available to fellows to facilitate study for General Pediatrics board certification.

Program Director

Sonia Mehra, MD, MSCI

Contact Us

Department of Pediatrics
Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases

295 Chipeta Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84108

Program Director
Sonia Mehra, MD, MSCI


Program Coordinator

Christie Davis

Christie Davis

Phone: 801-662-5710