Stipends, Fringe Benefits & Facilities
Because we value quality, the Department of Surgery at the University of Louisville offers its fellows generous stipends, comprehensive fringe benefits, and state-of-the-art facilities.
Clinical Fellows Stipends
PG Level 6......$64,494
PG Level 7......$66,734
PG Level 8......$68,973
Additional benefits may include textbooks, professional dues, or funds for travel to educational meetings. Each completing resident must submit one manuscript for publication in a peer-reviewed journal and at least one abstract for presentation at a national surgery meeting. Residents also must attend the meeting of the American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons. Expenses are paid for by the Section. Other national meeting attendance is contingent upon having a paper on the program.
Term life insurance is provided to all residents in the amount of $2000 for each $1000 of annual stipend. Accidental death and dismemberment coverage is included.
Single coverage and family coverage is available at group rates. Insurance is effective on the first day of the month following 30 days of employment.
All residents are covered by worker’s compensation for any injuries or illnesses incurred as a result of assigned duties.
Long-term disability insurance is provided for residents free of charge. Residents have the option of converting the coverage from group to private at the end of their training as well as the option of purchasing additional coverage at very reduced rates.
Coverage is provided either by the University of Louisville or the hospitals to which the residents are assigned. This coverage applies only to the assigned rotations that are part of the residency training.
The Dental Clinic in the Ambulatory Care Building will provide an annual examination, including cleaning and x-rays, to residents free of charge.
Preventive Health Program
Hepatitis B immunization and annual TB test are required and administered free of charge.
Residents are given 4 weeks paid vacation, which may be taken all at once or divided into two 2 week periods. At the discretion of the Program Director, an additional one week may be permitted for personal or educational leave.
All affiliated hospitals provide free parking to residents when they are assigned to these hospitals.
Physician Placement Service
The University of Louisville Physician Placement Services provides free assistance to residents seeking practice opportunities in Kentucky.
Residents have library privileges at the School of Medicine Library and at all of the affiliated hospitals. Available services include electronic literature with many on-line journals, searches, and an inter-library loan service.
Three lab coats with embroidered names are provided to residents at the beginning of their training.
Residents are eligible to purchase tickets at reduced prices through the Athletics Department.
The Kornhauser Health Sciences Library houses 150,000 volumes and subscribes to over 1,600 medical, sciences and health journals. Its other resources include audiovisual equipment, personal computers and software, and rare medical journals of historical significance.
Each affiliated hospital has a cafeteria. There are also several fast-food options nearby.
A fitness center is open on the HSC campus 6:00 am – 9:30 pm weekdays. Downtown health clubs and a modern YMCA facility are just a short walk from the HSC campus. Membership at the Norton Healthcare System Exercise Room is available at a monthly charge. A wide array of recreational facilities at U of L’s Belknap Campus may be used by residents free of charge.