Salary and Benefits


The salary for a PL-1 resident for 2020-21 is $52,500 annually and increases with each year of training. Checks are directly deposited into your bank..

Please visit the USF Graduate Medical Education site on trainee stipend and benefits.


Health Insurance:  provided through United HealthCare at no cost at all at SF/TGH locations. The plan provides coverage for the house officer, the spouse and unmarried children.
Life Insurance: term life insurance is provided and provides the option to purchase additional insurance.
Disability Insurance: provided to residents covering long term disability after a 90-day waiting period. Residents may utilize the sick leave pool during those 90 days.
Resident Assistance Program: available 24/7/365.  RAP utilizes a private group of psychiatrists and psychologists available to help with the rigors of your residency or fellowship. Visits to RAP are 100% confidential.  Everyone is enrolled for a first time visit upon starting your training.T
Talk Space Therapy: text-mediated therapy and support provided through health insurance with a minimal co-pay. Completely private and protected from residency leadership.  


Trainees are automatically enrolled in a 401(a) and have 7.5% deposited automatically. Further options available through USF HR.


Three weeks of vacation are provided to each intern and resident with an additional week during the winter holiday. Nine sick days are available each year. There are three additional bereavement days available if needed. Flexible scheduling is available for fellowship interviews and other personal needs.


Each member of the housestaff is given a TGH meal allowance card based on the number of shifts they work for the month. Hot and storable food is provided daily at JHACH for resident teams.


• American Academy of Pediatrics institutional membership including access to PREP Board review questions, monthly journal and review articles
• Full access to PubMED and library services through the USF Shimberg Library.
• New England Journal of Medicine Rotation 360 Prep access
• New England Journal of Medicine Knowledge+ QBank (online and app)
Peds RAP Podcast 


Three pairs of scrubs are provided by JHACH hospital, another two sets for Tampa General Hospital. Additionally, two physician white coats are provided annually and embroidered with the physician's name, at the beginning of the year. Housestaff also receive alphanumeric pagers at no expense. 

Conferences and Educational Funds

Residents have the opportunity and are encouraged to present research projects at local, state and national meetings. USF will provide the following assistance to further our educational mission annually.

• Step 3 reimbursement - full cost
• $2,000 per trip for an abstract accepted for presentation at a meeting
• $2,000 per trip for courses and specific hands-on trainings that are pertinent to the field of medicine for the trainee.
• $2,000 per trip for Board Review Course (we utilize the annual board review in Miami for graduating residents)
• $500 per trip for trainee attendance at a conference (if not presenting)
• All USF trainees have access to Microsoft Office products and Adobe Acrobat
• $300 for fees related to publication by trainees
• Other items that can be covered include books, educational materials, academic prizes, etc.

Parental Leave / Adoption

Parental leave is available to eligible residents for the birth or adoption of a child. Residents can use accrued sick and vacation time for parental leave plus two additional weeks and may be eligible for an independent study elective subsequently. After paid sick, vacation time and parental leave is used, residents are eligible for unpaid leave utilizing FMLA.

Professional Liability/Tail Coverage/Malpractice Coverage

Coverage is provided through the USF Health Self-Insurance Program.

Click here to review the Graduate Medical Education Department website for further information.