Salary & Benefits
Stipends are set by the University of Utah and increase every year. Resident (Housestaff) employment is managed through the Graduate Medical Education Office.
Residents have the choice of health insurance plans. Premium costs are shared between the University Hospital and the houseofficer for health coverage for the resident and family. Group dental insurance for the resident and family is available at a nominal charge per month. Group term life insurance in the amount of $25,000 is provided at no charge. Additional life insurance up to a maximum of $350,000 may be purchased. Malpractice insurance is covered by the hospital for professional activities that are approved parts of the training program.
Meals and Housing
Meals are provided to on-call residents required to spend the night in the hospitals as part of their training. Call rooms are available in the hospitals for the on-call residents. Nearly all residents choose to live in nearby homes or apartments. Modest prices in the Salt Lake Valley enable many residents to purchase houses or condominiums.
Education, Licensing and Research Expenses
All residents have a $1000 education fund to be used over three years at their discretion for meetings, books, journals, and other educational materials. The costs of DEA license, Utah medical license, and medical license renewal fees, are paid by University Hospital and the Department of Pediatrics. Residents are encouraged to participate in individual research projects and to attend scientific meetings. Up to five days of educational leave per year may be taken with program director approval. Expenses incurred in association with scientific presentations by a resident at a meeting are paid by the department.
Parking is provided free of charge to pediatric, med/peds and triple board residents in the parking structure adjacent to PCH.
Medical Records, Library and Computer Access
All residents have access to a fully staffed pediatric medical library at Primary Children's Hospital. Medical records at Primary Children's Hospital are becoming fully electronic. A centralized database allows residents to access medical information on all patients seen at Intermountain Healthcare clinics and hospitals within the state of Utah. Email accounts are provided for all residents through the University of Utah.
Other benefits, such as reduced tuition for spouses, bookstore and athletic event discounts, and use of recreation facilities are available to residents. Click here for the general Univeristy of Utah benefits. After the resident completes one year of training in our program, spouses qualify for a 50% tuition reduction. Residents qualify for reduced-cost season passes at some Utah ski areas. All residents have access to networked computers, medline, and e-mail. Recognizing that depression, anxiety, substance abuse, or marital and family stress can occur during training, the Department of Pediatrics and the School of Medicine provide preventive, consultative and referral services through the Employee Assistance Program. Mental health counseling is available through the Department of Psychiatry. You can obtain additional information about the program from the University's Graduate Medical Education Office.