Department of Family and Community Medicine

Benefits

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See stipends and benefit information on the Baylor College of Medicine’s graduate medical education website. Stipend levels are at the national average, but Houston's cost of living ranks among the lowest of metropolitan areas in the United States.

Maintaining your physical and emotional wellness is a prerequisite to professional success. Our residents have access to a number of programs to support their well-being. View wellness resources.

Information about vacation and leave of absences is available on the graduate medical education website.

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Continuing Medical Education/Book Allowance

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In addition to vacation, second- and third-year residents in good standing are given the choice of five days (including travel time) and up to $500 to attend the conference of their choice or a book allowance of up to $250.

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Meals

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Meals are provided to residents at Ben Taub Hospital free of charge when on service and on call.

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Professional Organizations

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Our residency program covers registration for professional organizations such as Harris County Medical Society, Texas Academy of Family Physicians and the American Academy of Family Physicians.

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Laundry Service

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Lab coats are purchased for each resident (two in the first year and one in each of the next two years). Fresh scrubs are provided to all residents for hospital use (after a deposit).

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Medical Reference

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Access to Challenger and UpToDate at no additional cost. Also access to countless other resources with the Texas Medical Center Library account.

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FMIG Procedure Fair
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FMIG Procedure Fair

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Providing information on circumcision for medical students are residents Rida Khan and Ngozi Okorafor. (Pre-COVID-19)