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​Residents are allowed 3 weeks of vacation each academic year. An additional week of 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) 1 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 all PL-1s to be certified in the Neonatal Resuscitation Program.
PALS and ALS certification must be current and obtained by you BEFORE you begin your residency, but the program will pay for your recertification while during residency.

​Memberships ​Resident memberships for the National MedPeds Residents' Association (NMPRA), and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) are paid. Other paid memberships to be determined.
​Meals ​Residents receive pre-paid meals on their University badges at each hospital to cover the cost of breakfast and dinner when on call overnight. Lunch is provided at no cost to residents at the daily noon conference at Children's Hospital Colorado and the University of Colorado Hospital. Breakfast is also provided at Morning Reports.
Other paid benefits

​After your PGY-1 year, each resident receives 

- An annual education fund to cover the cost of books, meetings 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.