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Program Benefits


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​Residents are allowed 3-weeks of vacation each academic year. An additional week of educational leave is permitted in the second and third year of residency.

Holiday time off       

​There are several designated holidays in the Pediatric program. When rotating in Peds, residents will have (at least) one four-day break during Thanksgiving, Christmas, or New Years.

​Family Leave ​It is the policy of the University of Colorado School of Medicine Graduate Medical Education Committee to allow leave for maternity, paternity, adoption, illness of a close relative that requires the resident's care, or illness of the resident. Residents may be granted up to 12 calendar weeks of leave during a 12-month period for certain family and medical reasons. Leaves are granted by the Program Director. The Program Director will determine how much of the time will need to be made up in order to fulfill the specialty board certification and requirements. The complete leave policy is in the Graduate Medical Education Manual.
​Paid Certifications

​Registration is paid for R1's to be certified in the Neonatal Resuscitation Program.
ACLS certification must be current and obtained (by you) BEFORE you begin your residency, but the program will pay for your re-certification during residency.


​Resident memberships for the National MedPeds Residents' Association (NMPRA), the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), and the American College of Physicians (ACP) are paid for.

​Meals ​Residents receive pre-paid meals allotments at each hospital to cover cost while on-call or nights. Breakfast and Lunch are provided (at no cost to residents) at daily Morning Report and Noon Conferences between each core programs.
Other paid benefits

- Every year, each residents receive an Educational Funds stipend from our GME office. These annual funds may be used to cover the cost of books, registrations fees, membership costs, conference expenses or other educational materials.

- Resident parking fees are paid for at all institutions.

- Text pagers are provided to all residents at no cost.


All residents will need to sign a Resident Training Agreement and consent to a background check. For more detailed information regarding residents benefits visit the GME website.