Rotations, Salary and Benefits

Sample Schedule

Block          PGY1 PGY2 PGY3
1 Inpatient Elective Inpatient
2 Adolescent NICU NICU
3 Surgery DBP/Ad Elective
4 ER ER Inpatient
5 C.A.R.E (2w)/Nights(2w)            Admissions(2w)/Nephro(2w)         Elective
6 Community/Vacation Elective PICU
7 Inpatient PICU Elective
8 Elective Community/Vacation Community/Vacation      
9 NICU Admissions(2w)/Nephro(2w) Inpatient
10 Inpatient Newborn DBP/Ad
11 Newborn Hemonc(2w)/NICU(2w) PICU/ER
12 Inpatient (2w)/Nights(2w)      Elective ER
13 Nights (2w)/ER(2w) 7th/Heme Elective


  • Didactics-description and pictures
Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
7:00-7:30 AM      Morning Report          Morning Report           Morning Report                            Morning Report          Morning Report          
7:30-8:00 AM Teaching Case Yale module Teaching Case Teaching Case EBM
Noon Noon Conference Noon Conference Noon Conference    Noon Conference

Nelson club

Grand rounds

  • Morning report-

    • The night team presents interesting patients they admitted overnight.
    • A resident presents a teaching case covering board specific topics.
  • Noon conference- Pediatric lectures given by attendings.
  • Nelson’s club- Attending led weekly sessions on Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics chapters.
  • Weekly Grand Rounds
  • Weekly Evidence based medicine presentations
  • Monthly Morbidity & Mortality
  • Monthly Journal club
  • Weekly Simulation lab
  • Annual Practice management course for seniors

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-1 residents-$56,762

PL-2 residents- $58,900

PL-3 residents- $60,600

Additional Resident Benefits include:

Meals: Meals will be furnished, without charge, for all residents. There is an allowance of $420 per month for cafeteria food. Each resident is issued a meal card to charge their meals.

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). All residents receive a $1,400 a year allowance.

Quarterly Professional requirements bonus: Residents who are up to date on all responsibilities share a $10,000 quarterly.

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 copayments 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 copayments 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 a 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. Parking is within a very short walking distance of the hospital.

Uniforms and Laundry of Uniforms: Residents are issued two lab jackets and two 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.

Time Off: All residents get 4 weeks of PTO and 5 educational days.

Sick Leave: Sick leave will be deducted from the resident’s annual PTO leave of 5 days. Sick leave beyond 5 days will be deducted from vacation days. PTO cannot be accrued from one 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.