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 - $53,609

  • Post Graduate Year 2 - $55,087

  • Post Graduate Year 3 - $56,562

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 15 days of PAID vacation per year, PLUS an additional 5-6 day PAID holiday break (during either Christmas or New Year's).  We make every effort to increase vacation time to 3 FULL weeks. 

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


FREE catered meals are served daily at every noon conference and most morning reports; in addition, employee badges serve as meal cards within the CHKD and Senatara cafeterias at no-cost to Residents.  Tasty treats, sweets and coffee are also provided in the residency office suite (CHKD 2nd floor).

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.


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 (latest generation)
  • 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
  • Lexicomp
  • PREP Curriculum - Pediatric Board study material
  • MedStudy provided for PL2 Residents
  • Custom Residency Curriculum iOS app

Annual Resident Events & Socials

  • American Rover cruise
  • Intern graduation
  • DWL charity golf tournament
  • Donald Lewis Pediatric Update Conference in Williamsburg, VA
  • Fall resident retreat
  • Match day celebration and happy-hour
  • Pediatrics day at the zoo
  • Senior resident graduation event
  • Other group social outings: Movie nights; Norfolk Tides basball game

Other Resident Benefits

  • PAID orientation
  • PAID conference travel for Resident presenters
  • FREE National and Virginia Chapter AAP membership
  • FREE parking in covered garage connected to the hospital
  • DISCOUNTS on ATT & Verizon Wireless phone service
  • DISCOUNTS on Ocean Breeze and Busch Gardens theme park tickets
  • Large, centrally located resident lounge
  • Opportunity to obtain a Certificate in Pediatric Global Health
  • Opportunity to obtain a Certificate in Pediatric Public Health 
  • Opportunity for extra PAID shifts (in compliance with duty-hours)