Benefits - Residents and Fellows

The  Stipends and Benefits package is managed by the UK Graduate Medical Education Office.
Click here for specific details about the benefits package available to residents and fellows. (Page updated annually)

  Individual Beeper


  • First Year: 10 days
  • Second Year and Above: 15 days
  • Nine holidays (10 in presidential election year) and four holiday bonus days
      *In accordance with University policy/or in compliance with board requirements.

  Health Insurance

  • UK credit for plan and coverage level chosen

  Parking Permit

  • Parking allowance

  Lab Coats

  • Three per year

  KY Dental/Medical Licensure

  • Medical: Original cost for Residency Training (R) / Institutional Permit (IP) 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 Discounts

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


  • As of July 1, 2021, Residents/Fellows are eligible for matched retirement and voluntary retirement.