Housestaff Benefits

Stipends (2015 - 2016)

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Postgraduate Level Annual Monthly
First Year $50,186.00 $4,182.17
Second Year $51,751.00
Third Year $53,481.00 $4,456.75
Fourth Year $55,463.00
Fifth Year $57,768.00 $4,814.00
Sixth Year $60,399.00 $5,033.25
Seventh Year $63,372.00 $5,281.00
Eighth Year $66,742.00 $5,561.83
Student Fellows $20,000.00   $1,666.67
Optometry $30,000.00 $2,500.00
Pastoral Care $23,072.00 $1,922.67
Pharmacy - First Year $40,476.00 $3,373.00
Pharmacy - Second Year $43,239.00

*PGY stipend is based on the lowest PGY level eligible to train in a particular specialty or subspecialty and not by individual resident/fellow prior post graduate training



Vacation *

•First Year - 10 Days


•Second Year & Above - 15 Days


•Eight holidays & four holiday bonus days


*In accordance with University policy and/or in compliance with board requirements.

Health Insurance

UK credit for plan and coverage level chosen (please see Benefits for health insurance rates)

Parking Permit

"E" parking area

Lab Coats

Three per year

KY Dental/Medical Licensure



Dental - Original cost plus yearly renewal


Medical - Original cost for required license plus yearly renewal

Disability Insurance

After twelve months of employment

Life Insurance

One times stipend coverage provided at no cost


Optional up to five times stipend

Meal Money

$ added to pay check for most specialties (based upon duty hours)

Individual Beeper



•House staff are not eligible for the University's retirement plan (matching contribution); however, may contribute to the voluntary retirement plan