Residency Program Information

Education is our top priority because it allows us to be exponential. The clinician who teaches 10 students per year, will indirectly care for eighty million patients over a twenty year career.
The Tulane Program operates at three clinical facilities, providing exposure to a great diversity of clinical illnesses and patient populations. This makes the Tulane resident great, not only because she sees a diversity of severity and types of diseases, but also because she learns to care for a diversity of people. Appreciating diversity is requisite to being a great person, and being a great person is requisite for being a great doctor.

This section contains the details of our residency program. As always, if you ever have questions that may not be answered here, please do not hesitate to contact us. 

Take a quick glance at the statistics to get an overall feeling for the size and character of the program. But spend some time with the content that is provided in the menu to the top-left… these are the features of the program that make it truly unique. 

This content was created based on questions interviewees asked during their visit to Tulane. We suggest you start with "Curriculum" and work your way down. 

Make sure you check out the Tulane’s ground-breaking innovations: The Original Friday School, The Firm System, and the “4+1 System". 

Also, feel free to download a copy of a PGY1 Contract.

Statistics at a Glance:

  Categorical Med-Neuro
  Preliminary Med-Peds
  Number of Residents:
  PGY1 50
  PGY2 36
  PGY3 36
  Number of Full Time Faculty: 173
  Weeks of Vacation:
  PGY1 4 + 1 holiday week
  PGY2 4 + 1 holiday week
  PGY3 4 + 1 holiday week
  PGY1 $48,328
  PGY2 $49,948*
  PGY3 $51,657*
  * Moonlighting allowed on non-call months 
  Quick Program Facts:
  Ward Months Q4
  ICU Q3 daytime-only call; Night team covers nights
  NIghtfloat Yes
  Electives Three per year, plus “+1” elective clinics
  Additional Benefits :
  On-site child care** Kidopolis
  Nightfloat Yes
  Book allowance $150 / year
  Travel and registration to conferences if presenting Free
  Parking Free
  Pagers Free
  Lab Coats Free
  Health Insurance  
  - Resident only Free
  - Add on child $110/month
  - Add on spouse or documented domestic partner $224/month
  - Add on family (spouse/domestic partner + children) $384/month
  Life, Disability & Malpractice Insurance Free