Dr. Amber HairfieldAmber Hairfield DO
Program Director
Chair, Grad. Med. Ed. Comm.
Rodriguez-LienMonica Huff MD
Associate Program Director
Christy L Humphry class=Christy L Humphrey
Residency Program Manager
(409) 747-0534
Blanca Araujo class=Blanca Araujo
Administrative Associate
(409) 772-0192

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How do I apply to the Residency Program? 
You can read about the application process at the Application, Procedures and Requirements page.

How many residents are accepted per year? 
UTMB accepts 14 first-year pediatric residents each year through the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP).

How much are UTMB Pediatric residents paid in their first year of residency? 
Current monthly and annual salary rates for residents are available at the UTMB Graduate Medical Education Web site.

What insurance is provided and what is offered to residents? 
UTMB provides residents with FREE medical insurance. Residents may add dependents and receive the same health insurance coverage as any UTMB employee  (See the UTMB Benefits Web site).

Do residents receive vacation time? 
Residents receive 3-weeks of vacation (15 business days) per year. The program also offers 5 holiday vacation days during Christmas and New Year’s as scheduled.

How much sick leave do residents receive? 
Employees accrue 40 hours (prorated for FTE status) of EIB each fiscal year. Hours are credited in a lump sum on Sept. 1 and are available for immediate use. New employees are credited EIB hours in a prorated lump sum on their date of hire.  Unused EIB hours may carry forward from one fiscal year to the next with no limits.  Employees who separate from UTMB for any reason will not receive payment for accrued EIB hours.

Residents also receive a one-time grant of 240 hours of paid Graduate Medical Education accruals that can be used for their or an immediate family member’s serious health condition if on an official leave of absence.

Is there a fee for parking? 
Residents receive a discounted monthly parking fee.

Are lab coats provided for the residents? 
Yes. Residents only receive 1 lab coat per year with personalization.

Are there any special requirements for international medical graduates? 
Yes. By June 15th of the application year, international applicants should have a completed ECFMG certificate and a CSA certificate where appropriate and must have graduated from medical school within 3 years of application for residency UNLESS enrolled in an ACGME accredited training program or in the US military.

What visas are provided through UTMB? 
UTMB  accepts J-1 visas for its trainees. More information and required forms are available at the UTMB International Affairs Web site.