House Staff Benefits - Residents and Fellows

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

  Individual Beeper


  • First Year: Two weeks
  • Second Year and Above: Three weeks
  • Eight holidays 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

  • Valid in E parking areas

  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)


  • Residents are not eligible for the University’s retirement plan (matching contribution); however, you may contribute to the voluntary retirement plan.