School of Medicine

Stipends and Benefits for Residents and Fellows






House staff are provided with medical, dental, life, and accidental death & dismemberment insurance with premiums paid by the program. In the event a house officer becomes seriously ill or sustains an injury requiring absence from work for more than six months, long-term disability insurance is provided at no cost to house staff. In addition, house staff may enroll in Baylor's short-term disability plan at their own expense.

Medical coverage is provided through the ResidentCare medical plan. The ResidentCare network includes physicians from several practice organizations and a full complement of services offered through affiliated hospitals. Coverage for inpatient and outpatient psychiatric care is included in the medical plan. In addition, there is a house staff psychiatric counseling service, staffed by Baylor faculty, which offers up to 12 free sessions to house staff and their spouses or significant others.

If you have any specific questions regarding housestaff benefits, Baylor’s interactive benefits counselor, Alex, will provide benefits information that can answer most of your questions. If you have issues accessing Alex through Internet Explorer please use Google Chrome or Firefox.

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