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 increments 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 is provided 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 elected 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. Optional life insurance and disability benefits can be elected at the resident's expense.

Professional Liability Insurance:

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

Covered Professional Fees:

  • American College of Physicians trainee membership dues will be paid by the Program during your residency.
  • ACLS will be paid for (up to $150) one time during residency.
  • Subscription to MKSAP digital
  • USMLE Step 3 exam fee will be reimbursed if taken by the 9th month (April) during PGY 1.

CME Fund:

Residents receive an allowance during each year of training to provide support for continuing education meetings, scholarly activities, educational books and/or journals and fees that may be associated to your education. An iPad allowance of $350 is assigned to PGY 1 residents to be used during PGY 1. Approval criteria will apply to use of all funds by the Program Director – paid by Baton Rouge General.

Other Discounts:

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

Other Benefits:

  • White coats and laundry service are provided - paid by Baton Rouge General.
  • Resident Lounge - The Resident Lounge is available exclusively for our residents.
  • Each resident has their own e-mail address, internet access and other computer resources.
  • Residents are issued a meal ticket while on-call, as well as the opportunity to eat in the Physicians' Lounge. Residents will receive a discount at the hospital's cafeteria.
  • Complimentary parking is provided in a secure lot at both the Bluebonnet and Mid City campuses.