Housestaff Benefits

Vacation *

  • First Year: two weeks
  • Second Year and Above: three weeks
  • Eight holidays and four holiday bonus days

*In accordance with University policy/or in compliance with board requirements.

Health Insurance

UK credit for plan and coverage level chosen

Parking Permit

Valid in E parking areas

Lab Coats

Three per year

KY Dental/Medical Licensure

Medical: Original cost for Residency Training (R) / Institutional Permit (IP) plus yearly renewal

Disability Insurance

After twelve months of employment

Life Insurance

  • One times stipend coverage provided at no cost
  • Optional up to five times stipend

Meal Discounts

Money put into account for in-house call meals, as applicable

Individual Beeper


Residents are not eligible for the University’s retirement plan (matching contribution); however, you may contribute to the voluntary retirement plan

Additional information regarding prospective residents can be found on the University of Kentucky Graduate Medical Education (UKGME) web-site ( The UKGME staff ( can also answer questions for prospective candidates requiring visas.