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Salary & Benefits

Benefits Summary




Total Salary*




*Includes housing


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.

Health Plan

Comprehensive health coverage for the resident and his/her dependents through the General Health System Health Plan, paid by Baton Rouge General. Optional dental, vision and critical illness plans can be chosen at the resident's expense..

Life Insurance

Term life insurance coverage is provided to the resident in an amount equal to annual base salary, paid by Baton Rouge General. Additional life insurance and disability benefits can be elected.

Professional Liability


House staff are covered through General Health System's Professional Liability Plan for all duties performed as a resident, paid by Baton Rouge General.

Professional Fees

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 and NALS certification renewals will be provided one time during residency.

USMLE Step 3 examination fee will be paid in full if taken prior to the April 30.

Additional Benefits

CME Fund

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.

Financial Management

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.

Other Discounts

Residents receive discounts on prescriptions and discounts for services, programs and facilities of General Health System.

Other Benefits

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.