The current intern stipend, provided by Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children’s Hospital, is $27,000.
Malpractice insurance is provided. Interns have the option to purchase full medical, dental and vision benefits for themselves, with the option of adding family members at a standard price. Interns are also entitled to participate in the medical school’s 403B plan. In addition to 11 paid Baylor holidays and sick time, interns are given 15 days of paid time off to be used for vacation, personal days, and professional/dissertation release time. Finally, up to $450 per year is available for travel to professional conferences if the intern is the primary author responsible for a presentation at the conference.
Interns are provided with designated office space to conduct their clinical administrative work. Interns are provided with an individually assigned computer (with internet connection and email), private telephone line with voicemail, and designated storage area for books, articles, etc. Each computer is connected to the Texas Children’s Hospital intranet system with 14 access to electronic medical records.
Each computer is also part of the Baylor College of Medicine network with access to the Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center (HAM-TMC) Library. The HAM-TMC Library contains extensive databases, including Pub-Med and Psych-Info, as well as a vast catalog of electronic medical and allied health journals. Additionally, the HAM-TMC Library has numerous consortia memberships that afford interns library access to the Houston Public Library and numerous university library systems. Interns also have online access to PsycARTICLES database of full-text APA, EPF, CPA and Hogrefe and Huber journals from 1987 to present.
Within the Psychology Service suite, interns have access to computers with programs for statistical analysis and research, including SPSS, SAS, LISREL and Reference Manager. Interns benefit from the administrative support provided by the departmental secretaries, appointment/referral/clinic coordinators, administrative assistant and business manager as well as the hospital’s information services, scheduling, admissions and billing department personnel.