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Our residency salaries are quite competitive, especially when you account for the low cost of living in a Midwestern city such as Columbia. Salaries are adjusted annually to correspond with the national mean resident income.

Resident stipends for the current academic year are presented below:

Stipend 2015 - 2016
Year Salary
PGY1 $51,007
PGY2 $52,797
PGY3 $54,538
PGY4 $56,781
PGY5 $58,868
PGY6 $61,356
PGY7 $63,797


Resident Contract (Adobe *.pdf format)


We allow the ACGME’s maximum allowable vacation time, which equates to 4 weeks per year.  Vacation during pediatric rotations is scheduled as a two-week block and the remaining two weeks on medicine can be taken as two one-week blocks or one two-week block. 


Medical and dental benefits are very competitive. Residents and their families may choose medical/dental/long-term disability/life insurance from plans available on a cost-sharing basis through University Healthcare.

Malpractice insurance is covered for residents at no charge.

Disability and life insurance are also available through the University at low cost.

Retirement Plans

Residents may choose to enter into 401(k) and 403 (b) plans through the University.


Parking is conveniently located at all rotation sites and the parking pass is just $18 each month. There is a parking garage located at the University Hospital and VA Hospital locations.  Surface parking is available in the physician's parking lot at Women's and Children's Hospital, as well as at all rotation and clinic sites.

Resident Lounge

Both the University Hospital and Women's and Children's Hospital have a physician's lounge which has meals, snacks and beverages available 24 hours a day. In addition, both departments have separate resident lounge areas for work and relaxation.

Professional Organizations

Med-Peds residents are provided membership in the American Academy of Pediatrics with a subscription to Pediatrics, Pediatrics in Review and board materials.  In addition, membership within the American College of Physicians and a subscription to the Annals of Internal Medicine as well as MKSAP board preparation materials are provided to each resident.

Miscellaneous Benefits

Additional benefits to our residents include embroidered laboratory coats with laundering service, alpha numeric pagers and department funds for residents presenting at conferences.  ACLS, PALS, NRP and BLS are offered through the University at no cost to residents. 


Additional information on benefits available to residents and fellows is available from the Office of Graduate Medical Education

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