Pediatric Residency Program - Benefits

Our program offers a complete package of benefits as outlined below. 

For more information on any of these offerings, please visit the University of Colorado Graduate Medical Education website.

laser tagStipends (2023-2024)

  • PL-1: $66,665
  • PL-2: $68,870
  • PL-3: $71,318


Residents are allowed four weeks of vacation. This 4 weeks includes time off for educational conferences. During the intern year, one of these weeks surrounds Thanksgiving, Christmas, or New Year's. During the second and third year, residents receive an additional 5 day break around one holiday (4 weeks + 5 days of holiday break).

Family Leave

It is the policy of the University of Colorado School of Medicine Graduate Medical Education Committee to allow leave for maternity, paternity, adoption, illness of a close relative that requires the resident's care, or illness of the resident. Residents may be granted up to 12 calendar weeks of leave during a 12-month period for certain family and medical reasons. Leaves are granted by the Program Director. The complete leave policy is in the GME Leave Policy.

Paid Courses 

Registration is paid for all PL-1s to be certified in PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) and the NRP (Neonatal Resuscitation Program) and to recertify as required during residency.


Residents receive pre-paid meal cards at each hospital to cover the cost of meals during overnight and some weekend shifts. Breakfast and lunch provided while on rotations at Children's Hospital Colorado. 


Medical insurance coverage is provided to residents and their family members at minimal cost. The health insurance plan provides basic coverage with in- and out-of-network reimbursement options and a prescription drug card program. Dental insurance premiums are paid for residents and their family members at no cost. Preventive dental services are paid at 100% and have no deductible. Life and disability insurance are provided for all residents. Malpractice coverage is provided by the program for all residents.

Computer and Library Services

USE skitComputers for resident use and education are in the resident lounge and in all clinical care areas. Free literature searches are available to all residents at Children's Hospital Colorado and through the School of Medicine library. Residents have access to an enormous range of journals and other electronic services for clinical and educational use.


Resident memberships for the American Academy of Pediatrics are paid. This includes access to the AAP educational website, Pedialink. Each year several free courses are made available to residents at this site. Residents also receive several pediatric journals, including Pediatrics and Pediatrics in Review free of charge.


  • Each resident receives an annual education fund to cover the cost of books or other educational materials.
  • Conference travel funds are available to all residents to present and attend conferences. 
  • Resident parking fees are paid for at all institutions.
  • Annual cell phone stipends provided.
  • I-Phones provided while on Children's Hospital Colorado inpatient rotations .
  • The resident lounge includes a kitchen with a refrigerator and microwave oven, as well as a television and computer workstations.
  • 3 Wellness Half-Days provided per year. 
  • Annual Winter Party for all residents.
  • Formal Graduation program with dinner for graduating residents.
  • Skit Night event for all residents. 
  • All residents will need to sign a training agreement and consent to a background check. Visit the GME website for more information.
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