Resident and Fellow Benefits

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Full details on resident and fellow benefits can be found in the 2021-2022 GME Policies and Procedures booklet. Click here - benefits can be found on pages 23-35.  

Click here for the 2021 UK GME Resident Fellow Benefits Brochure. 

PGY-1 | $55,794.37
PGY-2 | $57,879.45
PGY-3 | $59,748.28
PGY-4 | $62,447.46

PGY-1 | 10 Days 
PGY-2 | 15 Days
PGY-3 | 15 Days
PGY-4 | 15 Days


All major holidays are recognized by the University of Kentucky. If a resident works a holiday, he/she is given a bonus day that may be taken at another time. During the Christmas/New Year's Season, residents split the holiday with each resident receiving one week off. Total time - 9 Holidays/4 bonus days.

Matched Retirement 
As of July 1, 2021, University of Kentucly residents and fellows are eligible for matched retirement and voluntary retirement benefits.   

Medical Insurance
The tables and information below represent one of the most popular insurance plans available from the University of Kentucky. However, other plans are available. Dental and vision plans are available on an elective basis. Contact the Human Resources Department for more information.

Educational Stipends
Residents receive the following discretionary funds for educational use. 
PGY-1 | $500
PGY-2 | $750
PGY-3 | $750
PGY-4 | $2000

Academic Meetings
A resident who presents at a conference and/or meeting is allotted up to $1,500 for travel expenses.


  • Pager provided
  • Lab coats (3 per year) with embroidery
  • Disability insurance provided after 12 months employment

Click here for a full outline of Graduate Medical Education Leave and Benefits.