*The University of Kentucky GME stipends are based upon available national data. The university’s stipend equals or exceeds southeast region comparatives. The estimated value of non-monetary benefits is estimated at an additional 20% of income.
**The Department of Neurology’s chief residents receive additional compensation for their administrative responsibilities. This is received semi-annually.
2018/2019 Meal Money
|Hours per week||Amount per year|
|Less Than 40||Not applicable|
|Greater Than 60||$1,650|
*Allocated based upon the average number of hours worked above 40 hours for each PGY level in each program.
First year - two weeks
Second year & above - three weeks
Eight holidays & four holiday bonus days
*In accordance with University policy and/or in compliance with board requirements
UK credit for plan and coverage level chosen
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Lab Coats or medical scrubs
Three per year
KY Dental/Medical Licensure
Dental - original cost plus yearly renewal
Medical - original cost for required license plus yearly renewal
Effective after twelve months of employment
Equal to the annual stipend coverage at no cost
Additional coverage up to five times stipend for an additional pre-taxed expense
Trainees are not eligible for matching contribution for the university's retirement plan. However, trainees may contribute to the voluntary retirement plan
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The University of Kentucky and Department of Neurology values you and your well-being. Being a physician isn't easy. Difficulties with the current health care delivery system, maintaining a healthy work/life/family balance, and dealing with the normal stresses of everyday life can take their toll on physicians. PWP is designed as a safe harbor for our physicians to address normal life difficulties in a confidential and professional setting. Trainees are afforded six free sessions each calendar year.
Residents have access to taxi services from the hospital in the event they are too fatigued to drive safely. A return trip to campus is also available.