Our programs provide the following benefits:
Professional Meetings: Each house officer is provided the funding, time, and opportunity to attend a professional meeting every year. Typically, residents will attend either the Child Neurology Society or American Academy of Neurology National Meeting, often to present their clinical or basic science research. The time off provided for this activity is, of course, in addition to vacation time. Scholarships are often available for senior residents to attend additional national meetings.
Free Institutional Permit: Although a Texas state medical license is not required for residency or fellowship training in Texas, those without a full medical license must obtain a Texas Physician In-Training permit. The fee for training permits is reimbursed by the Department of Pediatrics.
Resident Orientation, including:
- Pediatric Advanced Life Support
- Orientation lectures
- Basics of pediatrics
- Basics of neurology
- Assessment and managementof neurological emergencies in adult and pediatric patients
- Computer orientation
- Hospital orientation
- Skills Lab
Social Functions: A variety of other social functions, including a welcome party for new residents, holiday parties, and a house staff graduation banquet are hosted by the department. Additionally, the house staff themselves arrange a variety of social events throughout the year. These include sporting events and competitions as well as holiday parties.
Resident's Lounge: Texas Children's Hospital provides a lounge for residents. Amenities include a large screen television, a DVD player, multiple computer work stations, a full kitchen and exercise equipment.
Stipends and Benefits:
- Three weeks of paid vacation yearly
- Professional liability insurance
- Medical and dental insurance
- Life insurance (1.5 times annual salary)
See stipends and benefit information on the Baylor College of Medicine’s graduate medical education website. Stipend levels are at the national average, but Houston's cost of living ranks among the lowest of metropolitan areas in the United States.
Maintaining your physical and emotional wellness is a prerequisite to professional success. Our residents have access to a number of programs to support their well-being. View wellness resources.
Information about vacation and leave of absences is available on the graduate medical education website.