Residency Program Benefits

  • Money:

    • Salary – see link for salaries by post-graduate year
    • Mileage reimbursement for travel to Aiken clinic


    • Noon conference lectures with lunch provided
    • Money provided yearly for meals while on nights
    • Coffee and bagels available at grand rounds
    • All meals in Aiken are complimentary (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
    • Resident lounge stocked with meals/snacks provided by GME office


    • 3 weeks (21 days) paid annual leave
    • Additional time off at Christmas or New Year's
    • Maternity and Paternity Leave


    • Health Insurance – resident and dependents receive plans at a favorable rate
    • Disability Insurance
    • Malpractice Insurance
    • Life Insurance

    Educational Resources Provided:

    • $500 reimbursement for the purchase of an iPad for use throughout residency during PGY-1 year
    • $500 reimbursement for Step 3 or COMLEX 3 during PGY-2 year
    • $500 reimbursement for Med Study during PGY-3 year
    • access to Nelson's textbook online
    • Harriett Lane 
    • access to Red Book online
    • AAP membership with access to Pedialink educational resources
    • Subscription to Pediatrics and PREP: the Curriculum 

    Additional Perks:

    • Free Parking in covered deck located immediately adjacent to hospital
    • Membership available at state-of-the art Augusta University Wellness Center for individual residents ($20/month) or families ($40/month) 
    • Resident membership in the American Academy of Pediatrics
    • PALS, NRP, and STABLE certification and recertification courses
    • National American Board of Pediatrics In-Training Exam yearly – fees paid
    • Lab coat and pager
    • Daytime retreat annually for each program year
    • Social gatherings arranged by the housestaff well-being committee
    • Child care available