Pediatrics Residency

In addition to the accredited residency program benefits (i.e. stipends, insurance, paid leave/sick days etc.), this program offers a variety of additional benefits, summarized in the table below.

Salary and Benefits

Additional Paid Training
  • American Board of Pediatrics Exam: $2265 covered by program
  • PALS and NRP certification covered
Center for Health Minds and Practice (CHaMP)The Center for Healthy Minds and Practice, or CHaMP, is available for therapeutic support. CHaMP provides a safe, confidential environment. CHaMP offers sessions for employees, employees and their spouses/significant others, and UF Health departments/groups only.

Talkspace-Free online mental health counseling and psychiatry services through GatorCare: Talkspace » GatorCare
Dental VisionDental: PPO, Indemnity, Indemnity with PPO and Prepaid

Vision: Humana
DisabilityShort Term Disability: 60% of the first $4,167 of your predisability earnings

Long Term Disability: The lesser of:

  • Formula 1: 60% of the first $4,167 of your predisability earnings
  • Formula 2: 70% of your predisability earnings, reduced by deductible income
Education Allowance
  • PGY-1: $750 *
  • PGY-2: $750 *
  • PGY-3: $1200 *

* Additional stipends provided for attendance if presenting author at regional/national meetings
Educational Resources
  • ExamMaster (available through the Borland library)
  • Med study books and flashcards available for self-study
  • NEJM knowledge + pediatrics board review question bank
  • Pediatrics in review and PREP
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)Employee assistance programs are available for family members covered under your insurance plan.
Florida License and DEAFlorida training license is covered by the university. All residents are covered under the institutions DEA
  • Meal tickets at both UF and WCH for on-call
  • Free lunch during noon conference at WCH
Lab Coats2 provided in year 1 and each year thereafter, as appropriate/needed
Leadership Development SupportLibrary of online courses with optional coaching through the Office of Training and Development

Duval County Medical Society annual leadership academy
Life Insurance and AD&DBasic Life Coverage: $50,000

Basic AD&D Coverage: $10,000
MedicalPlan Options: GatorCare, Florida Blue BlueOptions and out-of-network

Plan AddOns: Flexible spending accounts available for childcare and eligible medical expenses as "additional tax savings"
Paid Time Off
  • Vacation: 15 days
  • Sick leave: 10 days
  • 7 days of holiday leave (Christmas/New Year)
  • National holidays designated by UF except when on duty or call for clinical responsibilities
  • Conference Leave - 5 days per year are available for scholarly activities when presenting as first author, additional days may be granted for exceptional circumstances by the PD
  • Paid Interview Leave - 5 days for fellowship interviews/jobs
  • Paid Maternity/Paternity Leave - up to 6 weeks of leave for personal or familial needs (in addition to vacation leave) once during residency, may take additional such leave using sick and/or vacation leave in subsequent years
ParkingFree at both major sites (UF Health Jacksonville and Wolfson Children's Hospital)
Professional Membership(s) Paid by Program
  • American Academy of Pediatrics (includes PREP, PIR)
  • Duval County Medical Society
  • Florida Chapter AAP
Resident Salaries2024 - 2025 Stipends
  • PGY-1: $63,978.36
  • PGY-2: $66,137.15
  • PGY-3: $68,419.89

*No state income tax
RetirementEmployees are automatically enrolled in a FICA alternative plan

Additional plans:
  • Voluntary 457 deferred compensation plan
  • 403(B) plans
TechnologySurface Pros provided in year 1
  • Annual holiday party
  • Big Brother - Big Sister Mentor Program
  • Celebration of cultural events
  • Free physician wellness program through the Duval County Medical Society
  • Monthly wellness noon conference
  • Participation in community activities/service
  • Resident assistance program (RAP)
  • Resident mentor program
  • Resident retreats
  • Class Team Building
  • Resident wellness week
  • Thank a Resident Day
  • Birthday holiday
  • Financial literacy workshop series through UF (use link below)

Additional UF Wellness Opportunities: