Learn about stipends and benefits offered to fellows in the geriatrics fellowship program at the University of Kansas School of Medicine.
Stipends and Health Insurance
Stipend and health insurance information for residents and fellows at the University of Kansas School of Medicine can be found by visiting the office of Graduate Medical Education (GME). Fellows and their families are eligible for the State of Kansas Employees Health, Dental, Vision Insurance and Flexible Spending and Health Savings Accounts beginning the first day of employment.
All fellows are given the following benefits:
- Professional Liability Insurance
- Disability Insurance
- Worker's compensation
- Long-term disability insurance coverage
Up to 3 weeks (15 work days) vacation leave per year
Ten work days of sick leave are available per year.
Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
A fellow may request FMLA designation pursuant to the university’s FMLA policy for up to twelve weeks of leave per academic year: (1) because of the fellow’s own serious health condition, including pregnancy, or a qualifying work-related illness or injury; (2) to care for an immediate family member who has a serious health condition; (3) for the birth of a child or adoption or foster care; or (4) for any “qualifying exigency” arising out of spouse, son or daughter (of any age) or parent is on active duty or call to active duty.
Refer to KU Medical Center’s complete FMLA policy (link requires login) and/or contact Human Resources for additional details regarding FMLA leave. Fellows must draw down all paid leave while on FMLA. If the maximum number of vacation and sick leave days for the year has been used, the FMLA leave will be unpaid. Stipend payments will be suspended during periods of leave without pay, but the fellow will continue to receive all other non- healthcare benefits.
For other leaves such as Non-FMLA Leave of Absence, Leave without Pay, Leave of Absence, Military Leave, Professional Leave and Funeral Leave, see the GME manual.
Memberships and Certifications
Paid temporary Kansas license or a portion of a permanent license
Geriatric Review Syllabus
Each fellow receives the Geriatrics Review Syllabus: A Core Curriculum in Geriatric Medicine in electronic or paper format as desired.
American Geriatrics Society
Each fellow receives an annual membership to the American Geriatrics Society (AGS).
We provide registration and travel expenses to the AGS Annual Meeting held in May. See the AGS Website for additional information.
American Medical Directors Association/Society for Post-Acute and Long Term Care
For fellows interested in participating in the Core Curriculum on Medical Direction or its equivalent on long term care management (required for all Certified Medical Director (CMD) applicants), AMDA membership will be paid.
Initial certification fees supported.
A.R. Dykes Library
- Located on campus, the library stocks the vast majority of commonly desired periodicals by the clinical and basic science staff. Books and manuals are also readily available. It is open to guests from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily who use the library for health information, academic study or research.
- All the university and KCVA hospital computers have Up To Date and internet access to the Dykes library.
24 hour secured parking garage (P5) permit provided.
Two white coats are provided per year.
Reimbursement for approved medical equipment up the allotted amount. Examples include an additional white coat, stethoscope, otoscope.
Wellness and Campus Support
The Office of Counseling and Educational Support Services provides psychological services for KU Medical Center students and residents within a confidential, inclusive atmosphere of safety and respect to assist individuals in addressing emotional and interpersonal issues that may be affecting their well-being. Residents may find help with the following:
- Training Exam coaching
- USMLE Step 3 Preparation
- Specialty Board Exam Assistance
- Educational & Performance Excellence Coaching
- Manage Stress/Time
- Residency Demands
- Personal Life Demands
- Relationships / Marital / Family Concerns
- Personal Counseling
- Psychiatric Counseling
- Consultation and Referrals
- Crisis Intervention
- Lending Library- in training & board exams
Kirmayer Fitness Center
Fellows receive a free membership to this 50,000 square foot facility located on the KUMC campus. Amenities include state of the art cardiovascular equipment, a wide variety of traditional and functional strength training equipment, racquetball/squash courts, basketball court, two group fitness studios, a suspended walking/jogging track, a 75-foot aquatic lap pool and outdoor field space. Learn more about Kirmayer.
We invite you to check out what's available to help bolster your physical, mental, personal and professional well-being.