Salary & Benefits
Residents receive three weeks paid vacation each academic year, plus five
days for approved continuing medical education leave in each of the PGY-2
and PGY-3 years. Vacation is allowed in one-week blocks only and may be
prescheduled by the Program for PGY-1s. Vacation does not accrue if unused.
Comprehensive health coverage for the resident and his/her dependents through
the General Health System Health Plan - paid by Baton Rouge General. Optional
medical spending account, dental insurance plan and dental discount plan
can be chosen at the resident's expense.
Term life insurance coverage is provided to the resident in an amount equal
to annual base salary - paid by Baton Rouge General. Optional life insurance
and disability benefits can be elected.
House staff are covered through the Louisiana Patient Compensation Fund
and General Health System's Professional Liability Plan for all duties
performed as a resident - paid by Baton Rouge General.
The Program pays dues for residents to belong to the American and Louisiana
Academies of Family Physicians.
The Board Exam fee will be paid for each third-year resident in good academic
standing during the PGY-3 year.
BLS, ACLS, PALS, NALS & ALSO will be provided or paid for (up to $150)
one time during residency.
USMLE Step 3 examination fee will be paid in full and must be taken prior
to the end of PGY-1.
Each resident receives a fund, currently $1,800, from which they may draw
$600 during the PGY-1, PGY-2 and PGY-3 years to support attendance at
Continuing Medical Education meetings or for personal professional books,
journals or materials - paid by Baton Rouge General. Approval criteria
will apply to use of the funds.
Personal retirement savings funds with unique and valuable tax advantages
are available through the General Health System Tax Sheltered Annuity
program. Regular share savings account by payroll deduction and other
savings and loan programs are available at Bayou Federal Credit Union.
Residents receive discounts on prescriptions and discounts for services,
programs and facilities of General Health System.
White coats and laundry service are provided - paid by Baton Rouge General.
Physicians’ Lounge – The physicians’ lounge is open for
residents to relax, privately access telephones and dictate records using
the hospital's centralized dictation telephones.
Complimentary meals are available for breakfast and lunch. Complimentary
meals are also available while on-call and at many conferences, as well
as in the physicians’ lounge. Residents will receive a discount
at the hospital’s cafeteria.
Complimentary covered multi-tiered parking is also provided in a secured
lot conveniently connected to the hospital by a crosswalk.