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Rotations, Salary and Benefits

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Rotation Information


First Year (PL-I)Second Year (PL-II)Third Year (PL-III)
Pediatric Inpatient (6)Pediatric Inpatient (1, 2)Pediatric Inpatient (2, 3)
Neonatal Intensive CareFLEX RotationPICU
Community Pediatrics/AdvocacyEmergency MedicineNICU
Elective (1)Newborn RotationEmergency Medicine
Emergency MedicinePICUSelective/Elective (3-4)
Pediatric SurgeryNICUBehavioral Pediatrics
VacationVacationNewborn Rotation
Selective/Elective (3 - 4)Vacation
Behavioral/Adolescent Pediatrics**

SelectivesElectives
CardiologyRadiology
Hematology/OncologyDermatology
EndocrinologyOrthopedics
PulmonologyPathology
NephrologyPediatric Surgery
Allergy/ImmunologyChild Psychiatry
GastroenterologyOphthalmology
NeurologyChild Abuse
Genetics
Infectious Disease
Neonatology
Pediatric Intensive Care
Sports Medicine
Pediatric Anesthesiology

*Contingent to change with the beginning of each new year.

** During the Behavioral/Adolescent Pediatrics residents are required to participate in Project DOCC (Delivery of Chronic Care). The resident will be exposed to a family and child with a chronic illness and experience life from a patient and patient's family point of view. They will interview the parent and discuss how the patient/family was introduced to their child's diagnosis and discuss how the family would like to have the physician work with them on the care of their child. The resident will take a pre- and post-Project DOCC Behavioral Assessment and will also evaluate the program. In turn, the parents will also be evaluating the resident on his/her skills as a care giver. This will assist the resident on his/her ability to communicate effectively with their future patients and their families.

Salary & Benefits Information


Residents are paid on a bi-weekly basis. Payroll is completed via direct deposit to the resident's bank account. Salaries are competitive with other regional pediatric residency programs. PL-I residents receive $49,200, PL-2 residents receive $50,900 and PL-3 residents receive $52,600. PL-I residents each receive $700 for medical items. PL-II residents and PL-III residents receive $1000 for books, travel, etc.

Additional Resident Benefits include:

Meals: Meals will be furnished, without charge, for all residents. There is a $380/month allowance (discounted) for each resident. This is done with a meal card that is provided to each resident.

Allowances for medical books and supplies: In addition to their basic salary, each resident is entitled to reimbursement for the purchase of medical books, journal subscriptions, small medical equipment or any other items necessary for the furtherance of their professional career. Examples include iPads, computers, otoscopes, ophthalmoscopes and approved attendance at professional meetings(s). PLI residents receive $700, PLII residents receive $1000 and PLIII residents receive $1,000.

Computer/Software/PDA stipend: Each first year resident will be given a $700 account from which they may purchase computers, software or other electronic devices, that are intended to assist them with their medical education. These items will remain the property of the resident.

Professional Dues: The hospital provides, free of charge, membership dues for all residents in the American Academy of Pediatrics, Texas Medical Association, Nueces County Medical Society, the Corpus Christi Pediatric Society, and the Texas Pediatric Society.

Medical Insurance: Each Resident, his/her spouse and dependent, minor children are furnished, without charge, hospitalization and general medical benefits through the hospital's group health insurance policy. An explanation of benefits can be obtained by contacting the Human Resources Department. Residents will be responsible for deductibles and co-payments as outlined in the policy.

Dental Insurance: Dental insurance is provided to all residents free of charge. Dental insurance may be purchased for their families. Information can be obtained by contacting the Human Resources Department. Residents will be responsible for deductibles and co-payments as outlined in the policy.

Disability Insurance: All residents are provided, at no charge, short term disability insurance. Information can be obtained by the contacting Human Resources Department.

Life Insurance: Each resident receives life insurance under the hospital's group life insurance policy. In addition, term life insurance is furnished with membership in the American Academy of Pediatrics, also a benefit of each resident at no charge. Refer to AAP materials for full description of benefits.

Professional Liability Insurance: Residents are covered by the hospital's general liability insurance policy while performing assigned duties in the hospital or its affiliated institutions. Insurance does not cover intentional, willful or malicious acts or misconduct. Additionally, each resident has an individual liability coverage policy.

Parking: Parking is provided to all residents free of charge. Third year residents are provided covered parking. Parking is within a very short walking distance of the hospital.

Uniforms and Laundry of Uniforms: Residents are issued 2 lab jackets and 2 sets of scrub suits during their first year of training at no charge. Second and Third Year Residents will be given one additional set of scrubs and a lab coat at the beginning of their second and their third year at no charge. A resident may elect to have coats and scrub suits cleaned by the hospital laundry once a week.

Registration Fee for the ABP Board Examination: All graduating residents who take the American Board of Pediatrics certification examination within the first year eligible and have a passing score will be reimbursed for the examination fee. It will be the responsibility of each individual to notify the Program Director or Residency Coordinator for reimbursement.

Medical Records Stipend: Residents who complete their medical records in a timely manner will be given a bonus of $200/quarter. There can be no more than 10 delinquent records at any time and no delinquent records at the end of each month and each quarter.

Vacation: First and second year residents receive 3 weeks of paid vacation and third year residents receive 4 weeks of paid vacation. In addition, all residents have 5 personal/sick days allotted per year.

Sick Leave: Sick leave will be deducted from the resident's annual business/education leave of 5 days. Sick leave beyond 5 days will be deducted from PTO days and no sick leave can be accrued from year to the next.

Maternity Leave: Maternity leave will be granted in accordance with the Family Medical Leave Act of 1993 and the policy of Driscoll Children's Hospital.

Parental Leave: Parental leave will be granted in accordance with the Family Medical Leave Act of 1993. The program will allow any father to have minimal call around the time of the delivery of his child and no call while he is on leave.

Call Rooms: Driscoll Children's Hospital provides Call Rooms to all residents on-call within the hospital. A refrigerator, TV/VCR, microwave oven, and computers are located in the Resident's Lounge on the 4th floor. Sandwiches, drinks and snacks are available for residents who are on call in the Resident Lounge.

Contact Information


Driscoll Children's Hospital
3533 S. Alameda Street
Corpus Christi, Texas 78411

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