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Neurology

Houston, Texas

The Cullen Building at Baylor College of Medicine.
Department of Neurology
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Benefits

Salaries

Baylor College of Medicine has mandated that resident salaries remain at the national mean. Salaries increase yearly to keep pace with the cost of living and the stipends of other programs around the country. The cost of living in Houston is lower than the average of cities more than two millions.

PGY Level
Stipend
1
$44,302
2
$45,961
3
$47,205
4
$49,111

Moonlighting

Residents are not permitted to moonlight.

Insurance

Residents receive malpractice, health, dental, disability, and life insurance. One can also carry family members on these policies, if desired. There is a discount on all medical care for Baylor residents, and a psychiatric counseling service is available at no charge. Baylor offers free immunizations to residents.

Books and Conferences

Each year, the department provides a book and travel allowance for residents to attend conferences, as follows:

PGY Level
Books
Travel
1
Required books provided
2
Required books provided
3
Required books provided
$1000 (local, state or regional meeting)
4
Required books provided
$2500 (national or international meeting)

Residents are allowed 20 days over the course of training to attend conferences. PGY4 resident schedules are devised so as to allow them to attend the American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting.

Provisions

The department provides white coats, nametags, and subsidized parking at each hospital. Residents can make slides and photocopies free of charge. Residents also have privileges at the Baylor Athletic Facility, a fully equipped gymnasium on campus.

Library

The Jesse Jones Texas Medical Center Library, one of the largest in the country, is free to all BCM residents. The department provides residents computer access to on-line databases for literature searches.

Social Events

During the year, we also host a welcome party, a Christmas party, and a formal graduation banquet.

Membership

The department pays for membership in the American Academy of Neurology for all of its house officers, which includes a subscription to the journal Neurology and to Continuum: Lifelong Learning in Neurology. Additionally, we provide membership in the Texas Neurological Society.

Vacations

Neurology residents receive two weeks of paid vacation and one unpaid week off during their intern year and three weeks of vacation in all subsequent years. Neurology residents also have one 4-day holiday off annually.

Lunch

Lunchs are provided by the department during Grand Rounds, Journal Clubs, and Fridays at noon.

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