Benefits for Medicine Pediatric Residents

Stipend & Educational Allowance

2016-2017 Stipend Base Rates

  • PGY1: $52,290
  • PGY2: $53,899
  • PGY3: $55,753
  • PGY4: $57,745

Educational Allowance

  • $400 per residency year, for a total of $1600 throughout the course of residency
  • Examples of eligible educational allowance expenses include (but are not limited to) books, journal subscriptions, medical software, travel to scientific/medical conferences, board prep materials, cost of board exams, cost of Step 3 exams, medical licensure

Insurance, Tax, Tuition Benefits


  • Health insurance: single and family coverage
  • Optional prescription, dental, vision insurance
  • Life insurance: $50,000 basic group term life and AD&D insurance provided by the university. Additional supplemental plans are available.
  • Disability insurance: residents are automatically enrolled in short and long-term disability insurance
  • Malpractice insurance

Tax Benefits

  • Health care flexible spending account
  • Dependent day-care flexible spending account
  • Optional retirement plan contributions, deferred compensation plan


  • In-state University of Minnesota tuition rates for spouse and immediate family

PTO, Leave Benefits

  • 24 days per residency year, for total of 96 days throughout the course of residency
  • Paid maternity and paternity leave

On-the-Job Benefits

  • Departmental iPad
  • Free parking at all sites during rotations and clinics
  • Discounted metro passes
  • Embroidered lab coats, scrubs
  • Lunches at core conferences
  • Meal allowance on inpatient service
  • Child care centers at UMN and VAMC

Additional Benefits

  • Free access to campus libraries
  • Free Google Suite access
  • Free Medline searches, MD consults, and many other online databases and journals
  • Discounts on a myriad of events and services: professional and collegiate athletics, fine arts, movies, technology, museums, film, state fair, home services, professional services, events coordination, and more
  • Photocopying privileges
  • Spouse/significant other group
  • Access to the UMN Rec Center, and site-based fitness facilities


All MedPeds residents are required to have certification in BLS, ACLS, PALS, and NRP prior to the start of rotations during intern year. Prior to the start of intern orientation, incoming interns must have valid BLS and ACLS certification. During intern orientation, the program will provide PALS and NRP. The residency can assist in arranging re-certifications for advancing senior residents.