Benefits and Stipends
Information about stipends and benefits is available on the Graduate Medical Education website.
- Medical and dental insurance at no cost for trainee
- Life insurance (1.5 times annual salary)
- Professional liability insurance
- Short and long term disability at no cost for trainee
- In-service training (ITE) examination yearly for all house staff
- Membership in American Academy of Pediatrics and Texas Pediatric Society
- Access to the Texas Medical Center Library, which allows access to most major medical journals as well as databases including UpToDate, ClinicalKey, VisualDx, and many more
- Reimbursement for BLS, PALS, and NRP certifications
- Yearly educational stipend ($750 for interns, $1,000 for PGY-2s and above)
- Departmental reimbursement for Texas Medical Board Training Permit (PIT)
- Print copy of MedStudy Pediatrics Core review books
- Subscription to PediaLink, which includes access to Pediatrics in Review and PREP Self-Assessment question bank
- Print copy of the newest edition of The Harriet Lane Handbook
- Three weeks paid vacation per year
- 9 days of paid time off (PTO) and 14 sick days
- Additional time available for educational leave
- FMLA/parental leave available
- Meal tickets for overnight teams
- Professional development and team building retreats
- No state income tax
- Gym discounts
- Annual cell phone stipend
- Resident lounge and a in-house exercise room
- Free parking
- White coats
- Resident social events throughout the year
- Resident wellness program
Our residents doing art therapy during our 2020 Winter Retreat.
Our residents doing yoga during our 2020 Winter Retreat.
The Wellness Program at BCM/CHRISTUS Children’s is run by and for our pediatric residents. Our resident Wellness Committee hosts regular events such as happy hours, dog park days, and other outings to local events in our community.
A unique feature of our program is our Resident Lounge, which has many areas for studying and socialization in addition to comfortable call rooms for rest. Our Wellness Committee supports our residents on inpatient rotations by ensuring that snacks, coffee, and personal hygiene products are available 24/7 in the lounge and workrooms.
Other wellness initiatives sponsored by Baylor and our GME office include:
- Access to the Vitality App, which allows users to earn points toward products or gift cards for engaging in physical activity
- A listing of local health resources of physicians, counselors, and dentists maintained by our chief residents
- Annual resident retreat and dedicated intern retreat
- Frequent formal and informal happy hour events
Read more about Wellness at Baylor College of Medicine residency programs here.
Life in San Antonio
San Antonio is the 7th largest city in the country and the top tourist destination in Texas with over 26 million visitors per year. San Antonio was voted the friendliest city in America by Travel and Leisure Magazine in 2016!
San Antonio is a vibrant city with a rich cultural and historical heritage, amazing food, year-round festivals, abundant outdoor activities with an average of more than 300 days of sunshine per year, great sports teams (Go Spurs! Go!), and endless attractions and events. You will always find something fun to do outside of work.
San Antonio is divided into several distinct neighborhoods, each with their own unique features. View a map of where our current residents live.