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Pediatrics Residency Program

Salaries and Benefits













3 weeks for PL-1

4 weeks for PL-2, PL-3 and PL-4


In addition to the vacations listed above, residents also receive six days off around either Christmas or New Year’s.




Health, flexible spending accounts and supplemental benefits are available through LSUHSC.  Health plan options are available through the Office of Group Benefits (which includes several Blue Cross plans and Vantage Home HMO) and LSU First (the LSU System Health Plan), and eligibility goes into effect after one full calendar month of employment, provided proper paperwork is submitted on time.



Professional liability insurance is provided by the State of Louisiana and covers all activities approved by the departmental chairman.



All residents are eligible to participate in the Deferred Compensation program in lieu of Social Security.  If this option is chosen, 6.5% of the resident’s gross monthly salary is deducted pre-tax for contribution to deferred compensation.  The balance may be withdrawn, without penalty, or transferred to another retirement account when the resident leaves state service.



LSU Health Sciences Center provides disability insurance to all residents.



Educational Stipend

An annual stipend of $250 in the LSUHSC Bookstore is provided for Pediatric residents in their first and second years and for Medicine/Pediatric residents in their first, second and third years.  A stipend of $500 is provided to residents in their final year of training.


Academy Membership

Membership in the American Academy of Pediatrics is provided to all residents and includes major publications, such as The Red Book, and subscriptions to Pediatrics In Review, PREP and Pediatrics.




Meal tickets are provided to residents.  In general, each meal card is good for 10 meals totaling $50 per month.  In addition, all residents receive meal discounts in the hospital cafeteria. 



Privileges for the parking facilities at Children’s Hospital and Touro Infirmary are issued to all residents at no cost.  Security monitors all parking garages and parking lots on a regular basis.


Maternity Leave

Provisions will be made for maternity leave in accordance with the American Board of Pediatrics, which requires 33 months of training eligibility for Pediatric Board certification.  LSUHSC does not grant paid paternity leave beyond the normal vacation allotment, but unpaid leave may be taken.


Housestaff Association

All residents are invited to join the LSU New Orleans Housestaff Association


More Miscellaneous

  • Children’s Hospital lab coats are available for use at no cost.
  • A 5% discount is available to residents at the LSUHSC bookstore with LSUHSC identification.
  • LSU has an extensive library with electronic retrieval. 
  • A beeper is provided at no cost.
  • LSUHSC has an institutional subscription to Up to Date, which residents may use free of charge.