Resident Benefits & Stipend Rates

Annual Stipend Rates

Residents are paid monthly for a total of 12 stipend checks each academic year (direct deposit available/encouraged). Stipend rates are reviewed annually in March of each year; the current guaranteed rates are listed below:

  • Post Graduate Year 1 - $53,342

  • Post Graduate Year 2 - $54,813

  • Post Graduate Year 3 - $56,281

Educational Stipend Rates

These funds may be used by residents for their choices of medical books, journals, software, and professional meetings/membership fees.

Resident Year Stipend
1 $250
2 $300
3 $350

Pediatric Residency Benefits

Paid Time-off

Residents receive 21 days of PAID vacation per year, plus an additional 5-6 day PAID holiday break (during either Christmas or New Year's). The amount of vacation that can be taken at one time is determined by the program director.

Sick leave may be taken with full pay and benefits for up to 4 weeks. Maternity and paternity leave provisions are also provided.

Educational leave is granted at the program director's discretion and is approved through the EVMS GME office; this is leave with full pay and benefits, separate from vacation days.

Health, Dental, Life and Disability Insurance

Residents may select from the EVMS plan offerings which provides hospital, medical, and major medical benefits to themselves and their immediate family members. Dental coverage through Anthem is offered to our residents at cost.

Term life insurance is available the date a resident actually commences duties (equal to the annual stipend, rounded-up to the next whole thousand). Policy proceeds are payable to the resident's estate or designated beneficiary of their choice. Long term disability insurance is equal to 60% of the gross salary when combined with social security and other benefits.

Professional Liability Insurance

Professional liability insurance covering medical activities clearly defined within the scope of the residency program is provided by EVMS at NO COST to our residents.


Catered lunches are served daily at every Noon Conference while continental breakfasts are served at several morning conferences. Meal vouchers are also provided. Don't forget about Teng's tasty treats, always available in the Residency (CHKD 2nd floor) office.


Each year, residents have options to receive a variety of personalized work attire - lab coats, shirts, scrubs - free of charge.


Issued for daily use during residency, FREE of charge:

  • 16GB Wi-Fi Apple iPad
  • Alpha-numeric pager

Books and software

Also provided at NO CHARGE:

  • PALS and NRP textbooks
  • Harriet Lane
  • Textbooks/e-books (when available) for all required rotations and many electives
  • Up-to-Date
  • PREP Curriculum - Pediatric Board study material

Other Resident Benefits

  • Paid Orientation
  • National AAP membership and online PREP subscription access
  • AAP Virginia Chapter membership
  • Annual events (Donald Lewis Pediatric Update Conference, Fall Resident retreat, American Rover Cruise)
  • Large, centrally located Resident lounge
  • Free parking adjacent to the hospital
  • Wireless phone discounts: 25% ATT, 22% Verizon
  • Discounted theme park tickets: Ocean Breeze, Busch Gardens
  • Moonlighting opportunities for PL2 & PL3 Residents