Stipends & Benefits

Here you will find the latest salary information available on the UTMB Graduate Medical Education (GME) Website. 

Health Insurance
Medical, dental, and life insurance are provided to all residents, and families can be added at a nominal cost. Vision and accidental death and disability insurance may be also added at a nominal cost.

Generational Cup 2018Retirement Program
All residents participate in the UT System’s Optional Retirement Program (ORP). Of the resident’s gross monthly salary, 6.65 percent is deducted for contribution to the ORP, and the state of Texas matches 8.5 percent. Deposits may be withdrawn when the resident leaves the UT System.

Vacation and Paid Leave
Residents receive three weeks of vacation yearly. In addition, schedules are arranged to allow for several work-free days at the Christmas/New Year’s holidays. Paid sick leave and family leave are also available as appropriate.

Professional Liability Insurance
Malpractice insurance is provided by UTMB. Coverage is limited to the residents’ activities as UTMB housestaff members.

Meals on Call
Meal cards are provided for residents on weeknight and weekend overnight call, and may be used at any of the in-house meal facilities at UTMB, as well as the on campus Starbucks.

Education Stipend 
Pediatric residents receive an annual educational stipend towards the purchase of books, pda’s, and other educational materials.

Coats
The department provides residents with white coats. 

Library, Photocopying, Computers
A clinical librarian is available to assist with literature searches and obtain articles. Residents have access to photocopying and fax machines located in the Pediatric Education offices. Computers are available in the pediatric library. The Moody Medical Library is a premiere library with access to digital databases and full-text articles.

Resident Lounge
Located within the Children’s Hospital, the resident lounge provides computers, individual lockers, mailboxes, a refrigerator, a microwave oven, a television and a DVD/VHS for resident use. Additionally, individual sleep rooms are available along with TV/DVD/VCR and exercise equipment on the 12th floor John Sealy Hospital.

Dr. Amber HairfieldAmber Hairfield DO
Program Director
Chair, Grad. Med. Ed. Comm.
amhairfi@UTMB.EDU
Catalina CastrpCatalina Castro
Residency Program Manager
(409) 747-0534
ccastro@utmb.edu