The annual resident stipend, in addition to Health Insurance information can be found on the University of Kentucky GME website at:
2022 - 2023 GME Resident Benefits and Stipends.

Insurance and Retirement

Life Insurance: One times stipend coverage at no cost.
Disability Insurance: After 12 months of employment.
Retirement Matching

Education Fund

The Department provides residents with an annual education fund via payroll as outlined below:
PGY 2 $500
PGY 3 $500
PGY 4 $500 + Up to $1,500 (board prep)
PGY 5 $500
CHIEF RESIDENT stipend + $1,900

AIRP Registration and Stipend

The department provides residents the opportunity to attend the American Institute for Radiologic Pathology 4-Week Radiologic-Pathologic Correlation Course during their third year of training. Registration is paid by the department. Residents receive a $2,500 stipend toward travel/lodging expenses, if applicable.

Vacation and Professional Leave Benefits*

First Year (PGY 1): 10 days
Second Year & Above (PGY 2 - 5): 15 days
Nine official university holidays and four holiday bonus days

The department of radiology provides the following professional leave benefits:
• Board review course (up to 6 days)
• Interview days (up to 5 days during course of residency)
• Paper/poster presentation at national meeting (up to $2,000 per year of training)
• Professional society meeting (RSNA or ARRS), during senior year (5 days)
*In accordance with University policy and/or in compliance with board requirements

Kentucky Medical Licensure

Original cost for residency training (R) or institutional practice (IP) license plus yearly renewal.

Professional Memberships

The following professional societies provide complimentary membership to residents-in-training. The program coordinator is happy to assist you with your applications.
• American College of Radiology
• American Roentgen Ray Society
• Radiological Society of North America
• plus several other subspecialty societies.

The following professional society membership dues are paid by the department:
• American Alliance of Academic Chief Residents in Radiology (A3CR2) - (Chief and Assistant Chief Residents)


Residents are provided with a parking allowance to cover expense of an E-permit.

Lab Coats / Scrubs

Residents are provided up to three lab coats and/or scrubs per year. Embroidery and dry cleaning services for lab coats are paid by the department.

Personal Lead Aprons and Glasses

Radiology residents are provided with custom-fit, personalized, lead aprons/thyroid collars and lead glasses upon entrance to the program.


Residents have access to a completely renovated Department of Radiology Residents’ Library well as the University’s Medical Center Library. The Residents’ Library is furnished with multiple computers, personal lockers as well as comfortable and quiet reading/study areas. Residents may also check-out an expansive array of digital teaching media and are provided access to STATdx. Second and third year radiology residents also receive subscriptions to RADPrimer.


The University of Kentucky Health & Wellness program provides a full range of wellness, exercise, diet and lifestyle support services, as well as on-campus gym and exercise programs. Visit for additional information.

Childcare and Community Discounts

Childcare: The University of Kentucky partners with Woodland Early Learning Center to bring quality early education to the UK campus with discounts for employees. Call (859) 255-3444 for details. You may find information and additional child care discounts online at

Employee Discount Program: In cooperation with many community businesses offering a variety of goods and services, the Employee Discount Program provides a number of discounts and other incentives to UK employees. To learn more, visit