UK GME Benefits & Stipends

Postgraduate Level



First Year



Second Year



Third Year



Fourth Year



Fifth Year



Chief Resident**



*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.



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

Health Insurance

UK credit for plan and coverage level chosen

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Parking Permit

Employee parking area

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

Disability Insurance

Effective after twelve months of employment

Life and Disability Insurance

Life insurance coverage for one times the amount of the annual stipend is provided at no cost to Residents and Fellows. Optional life insurance coverage, up to eight times the annual stipend amount, may be purchased. Please refer to the UK Benefits Life Insurance for details. Long Term Disability insurance is provided at no cost, effective after twelve months of employment. Participation in additional Voluntary Insurance Plans is also available.

Meal Money

Funds added to paycheck (based upon duty hours)

Individual Pager

Included at no cost


Trainees are not eligible for the University’s retirement plan matching contribution. However, they may contribute to the University’s voluntary retirement plan.

For UK GME Sponsored Wellness Resources click here!

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.