Salary & Benefits

Benefits Summary



Total Salary*




*Includes housing (June 2019)



Comprehensive health coverage   


Residents receive three weeks paid vacation each academic year, plus five days approved continuing medical education leave in each of the PGY-2 and PGY-3 years. Vacation is allowed in one-week increments only, and may be prescheduled by the Program for PGY-1s. Vacation does not accrue if unused. 

Health Plan:

Comprehensive health coverage for the resident and his/her dependents is provided through the General Health System Plan- paid by Baton Rouge General. Optional medical spending account, dental insurance plan and dental discount plan can be elected at the resident's expense. 

Life Insurance:

Term life insurance coverage is provided to the resident in an amount equal to annual base salary- paid by Baton Rouge General. Optional life insurance and disability benefits can be elected at the resident's expense. 

Professional Liability Insurance: 

House staff are covered through the General Health System's Professional Liability Plan for all duties performed as a resident- paid by Baton Rouge General. 

Covered Professional fees:

  •     American College of Physicians trainee membership dues will be paid by the Program during your residency.

  •     ACLS will be paid for (up to $150) one time during residency.

  •     Subscription to MKSAP digital.

  •     USMLE Step 3 exam fee will be reimbursed if taken by the 9th month during PGY-1.

CME Fund:

Residents receive an allowance during each year of training to provide support for continuing education meetings, scholarly actives, educational books and/or journals and fees that may be associated to your education. An iPad allowance of $350 is assigned to PGY 1 residents to be used during PGY 1. Approval criteria will apply to use of all funds by the Program Director- paid by Baton Rouge General. 

Other discounts:

Residents receive discounts on prescriptions, services and programs of General Health System.

Other Benefits:

  •     White coats and laundry service are provided- paid by Baton Rouge General

  •     Resident Lounge- The Resident Lounge is available exclusively for our residents. 

  •     Each resident has their own e-mail address, internet access and other computer resources. 

  •     Residents are issued meal tickets while on-call, as well as the opportunity to eat in the Physicians' Lounge. Residents will        receive a discount at hospital cafeteria. 

  •     Complimentary parking is provided in a secure lot both the Bluebonnet and Mid City campuses.