Salaries and Benefits

Paid Leave

  • Vacation: 21 working days PGY 1 and above per contract year
    • Sick Leave: 12 working days per contract year
      Rollover cap of 30 working days
    • Educational Leave: 7 working days per contract year per PGY level with Program Director approval
    • Funeral Leave: 3 days

Insurance Programs at No Cost to Resident

  • Comprehensive medical care plan through UT Select Plan/BCBS
  • Dental Insurance at group rate
  • Vision Insurance at group rate
  • $40,000 basic life insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • $40,000 accidental death & dismemberment insurance
  • Professional Liability Insurance

Other Benefits

  • Dependent Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance available at group rates
  • Supplemental Disability Insurance
  • Paid and unpaid leaves of absence
  • Tax-deferred annuity plans
  • Uniforms & Badges at no cost – free laundry of lab coats
  • Paid membership in Harris County Medical Society and The Texas Medical Association
  • Dues paid by Department – Texas Pediatric Society, AAP
  • Resident OSCE (standardized patients)
  • State of the art skills lab
  • Pediatric Resident lounges at CMHH & LBJ Hospital
  • Remote access to electronic medical records
  • On call meal tickets
  • Subsidized Resident parking at UTPB ($60 monthly), free LBJ & MDA parking (while on core rotation)

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.
  • 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 UTHSC-H 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.

Please refer to the UTH GME office for more information about resident benefits.