Salary & Benefits

2023-2024 Academic Year

Program Year Annual Salary
PGY-1 $65,589
PGY-2 $68,044
PGY-3 $69,884
PGY-4 $72,707

Book Money

The Pediatrics department provides Med-Peds residents with $65.00 per year to use towards purchasing medicine or pediatric textbooks. PREP and NEJM + question banks are provided annually free of charge in preparation for boards. Internal medicine does not provide a book fund. However, they furnish MKSAP online which includes questions and answers in preparation for boards.


Vacation time must be shared equally within both departments for all PGY levels.  Three (3) weeks of vacation are provided as seven (7) day blocks which can be taken on either medicine or pediatrics respectively. Our chief residents work hard to ensure that residents are able to create a schedule which allows them to attend to important life events outside of the hospital.

Sick Leave

Paid sick leave accumulates at a rate of one day each month and accumulates to a maximum of thirty days.  Sick leave carries forward year to year but is not compensated upon termination.  In the event an illness exceeds accumulated paid sick leave and vacation time, a leave of absence without pay may be granted.

Educational Leave

Each resident is entitled to 5 working days per contract year to attend an educational meeting.

Insurance Programs

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

Other Benefits

Dependent medical, dental, and vision insurance available at group rates
Supplemental disability insurance
Paid and unpaid leaves of absence
Tax-deferred annuity plans
Uniforms and badges at no cost
Paid membership in Harris County Medical Society and The Texas Medical Association

Services and Support Groups

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston offers many services to assist you during your residency and/or fellowship training program.
Family Work/Life Program: This program offers assistance in balancing a resident’s work and personal lives through a variety of services. Additional specific information is available at their website.
Child Development Center: The Child Development Center is designed to create a safe wholesome environment where children enjoy living and learning. A nurturing creative atmosphere conducive to fostering a balance of each child’s social, physical, intellectual and emotional development is provided. Individuality is recognized and used as a base on which to encourage children to reach their maximum potential.
Employee Assistance Program: The program offers services to help residents resolve problems in their personal lives that may affect performance in their Programs. Refer to the EAP website for specific services available.
Recreation Center: The UTHealth Recreation Center offers a wide variety of quality facilities, equipment, and programs designed for health and fitness, as well as for fun and relaxation. Membership is open to all UT students, faculty, staff and families and affiliates, including Texas Medical Center institutions and UT Alumni.