Loma Linda University Children' Hospital - Pediatric Residency Program - Stipends and Benefits

    Stipends and benefits for resident physicians

    2008-2009 resident stipends

    Level
    Annual stipend
    PGY-1
    $46,800.00
    PGY-2
    $48,100.00
    PGY-3
    $49,850.00
    PGY-4
    $51,500.00
    PGY-5
    $53,300.00
    PGY-6
    $55,200.00

    Paychecks are issued biweekly.

    Training agreement (PDF - 152 KB)

    Paid leave

    Vacation: PGY-1 - three weeks (15 Monday - Friday days)
    PGY-2 to PGY-6 - four weeks (20 Monday - Friday days)
    Holidays: Eight (8) paid holidays are: New Year's Day, President's Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, the Friday following Thanksgiving and Christmas.
    Sick leave: Ten (10) days (Monday - Friday)
    Professional leave: Varies according to program

    Family/parental leave
    Twelve (12) weeks of family/medical leave, without pay but with continued benefits, is available for personal illness or family needs within the guidelines of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).

    Health coverage
    Major medical coverage, including vision and prescription coverage, and optional dental coverage is available. Monthly premiums are: single: $30 for medical, $5 for dental ($35/month total); one dependent: $125 for medical, $25 for dental ($150/month total); two or more dependents: $195 for medical, $50 for dental (total $245/month).

    Professional liability coverage
    Loma Linda University Medical Center provides professional and general liability coverage through a self-insured program. This program covers house staff while acting within the course and scope of their employment relationship. All coverage is provided on an occurrence basis. No separate "tail coverage" is required.

    Disability insurance
    State Disability Insurance (SDI) is available for eligible employees in the event of hospitalization, outpatient surgery, or illness lasting over one week. An SDI claim form must be completed and submitted to the state promptly. LLUMC requires that employees apply for SDI if a covered event occurs. In addition to SDI, residents are covered by a long-term group disability income plan provided by LLUMC. This plan provides disability benefits until age 65.

    Life insurance
    LLUMC provides a $100,000 group term life insurance policy.

    Recreation facility
    All residents and their dependents are allowed to join the Drayson Center free of charge.

    Call rooms
    Call rooms are available for residents who are required to stay in the hospital overnight.

    Meals

    Lunches are provided for noon conferences Monday through Friday.
    Two $6.00 meal tickets are issued for each scheduled 24-hour in-house on-call period. In addition, residents receive a 20 percent discount on food purchased at the LLUMC, Children's Hospital, Faculty Dinning Room, FMO, the Campus Cafeterias, and the Patio Pantry. Cafeteria hours are from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. on weekends and 6 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. weekdays. Vending machines are also available.

    Laundry
    Three white laboratory coats are provided at the beginning of training and are laundered at no expense to the resident. Residents who take in-house call and who do not have access to scrubs are issued three sets of scrubs for their use. Scrubs are provided for use in the hospital for other residents. There is no provision for personal laundry.