Resident Benefits

McGovern Medical School offers a comprehensive benefits package.

Educational Funds

  • During residency you will be provided with PALS, ACLS, and ATLS certifications
  • All residents have electronic access via the library to a vast array of books including Rosen’s, Tintinalli’s, Roberts and Hedges, all online subscriptions, and multiple evidence based medicine materials and question banks.
  • Paid national conference attendance
  • Funding for research projects

Society Memberships

  • Society of Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM)
  • American College of Emergency Physicians/Emergency Medicine Resident’s Association (ACEP/EMRA)
  • Texas College of Emergency Physicians (TCEP)
  • Harris County Medical Society
  • Texas Medical Association


  • 3 weeks (21 days) for PGY1, PGY2, and PGY3
  • Sick leave: 12 working days per contract year

Insurance Benefits

  • Comprehensive medical care plan
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • 100,000 basic life insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance
  • Professional Liability Insurance

Miscellaneous Benefits

  • White Coats
  • Embroidered scrubs
  • Meal Tickets
  • House staff lounge
  • Call room
  • Moonlighting is allowed as a PGY-2 after meeting eligibility criteria
  • Parking

Services and Support Groups