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Educational Leave

The University allows residents at least five days of educational leave per academic year to attend academic meetings or other department-approved reasons.  PGY-1 residents additionally receive two extra days of educational leave to account for taking their USMLE Step 3 exam.


Medical insurance is provided free for all residents. Coverage for spouse and dependents is available for an additional cost to the resident via payroll deduction. Dental and Vision insurance is available for a small premium. Life and disability insurance are provided at no charge to residents.

Parental Leave/Day Care

A parental leave policy allows a new parent time off to be with his or her infant. This time represents vacation and sick leave. Affordable daycare is available for infants through pre-kindergarten at "Kidopolis," located at Tulane University Medical Center's downtown site.


Free parking is provided at all clinical sites.


2019-2020 Academic Year:

PGY 1 - $53,271

PGY 2 - $55,057

PGY 3 - $56,940

PGY 4 - $59,136

PGY 5 - $61,637


First year residents receive 15 days of paid vacation. PGY-2 residents and above are given 20 vacation days. Vacation is taken with departmental approval.