Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship Program



Salaries and Benefits

Fellow 1 


Fellow 2


Fellow 3




28 days (7 day work week, including Saturday and Sunday)


Sick Leave

14 days of non-cumulative paid sick leave per year. Extended sick leave without pay is allowable, at the discretion of the Department and in accordance with applicable law. 




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.



House Officers providing services pursuant to the Agreement of Appointment are provided professional occurrence liability coverage in accordance with the provisions of the Louisiana Revised Statutes 40:1299.39 et seq. House Officers assigned as part of their prescribed training under the Agreement of Appointment to facilities outside the state of Louisiana must provide additional professional liability coverage with indemnity limits set by the House Officer Program. House Officers while engaged in activities outside the scope of the House Officer program are not provided professional liability coverage under LSA-R.S. 40:1299.39.



All fellows are eligible to participate in the Deferred Compensation program in lieu of Social Security. If this option is chosen, 8.95% of the fellow'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 The balance may be withdrawn, without penalty, or transferred to another retirement account when the fellow leaves state service.



LSU Health Sciences Center provides disability insurance to all fellows.



Educational Stipend

An annual stipend of $1500 ($2000 in the last year of program) is provided to all Pediatrics subspecialty fellows. This stipend can be used for books, travel, licensure renewal or society memberships.




Meal tickets are provided to fellows. In general, each meal card is good for 10 meals totaling $50 per month.  



Privileges for the parking facilities (including the parking garage) at Children’s Hospital are issued to all fellows at no cost. Security monitors all parking garages and parking lots on a regular basis.


Maternity Leave

To receive paid maternity leave available vacation leave and sick leave must be utilized. Paid and unpaid maternity leave for up to six (6) weeks or extended unpaid maternity leave may be granted. Paid paternity leave must utilize available vacation leave. Extended leave without pay may be granted. LSUHSC does not grant paid paternity leave beyond the normal vacation allotment, but unpaid leave may be taken.


Housestaff Association

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



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