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We provide the following benefits for our Radiation Oncology Residents:
  • Resident Stipend Salary: Duke offers competitive pay. The Duke GME website has detailed information of current trainee stipends.
  • Parking: Radiation Oncology Residents are provided free parking in a covered parking garage within walking distance of the Department of Radiation Oncology and the Durham VAMC.
  • Meal Allowance: Each resident is allotted a nightly meal stipend after 7pm.
  • Computers: All residents receive a computer for the duration of their training.
  • Business Cards: Provided for each resident.
  • Textbooks/Educational Stipend: Upon starting training, residents receive standard texts for Clinical Radiation Oncology, Radiobiology and Radiation Physics. In subsequent years they are given a $250 allotment for educational materials.
  • Conference Attendance/Travel: Residents presenting at national/international conferences have their conference fees and travel paid for by the department with prior approval of the program director.
  • Uniform: All residents are given 3 monogrammed white coats and 2 scrub suits upon the start of training.
  • Leave:
    • Vacation: Vacation can be taken with the approval of the Chief Resident and Program Director. PGY-2 residents have 3 weeks paid vacation, while PGY-3-5 residents have 4 weeks.
    • Birth of a Child: Up to 6 weeks paid time off, in addition to vacation.
    • Family Medical Leave: 12 weeks unpaid leave are offered for qualifying conditions.
    • Cumulative leave >8 weeks in a given year may require extension of training or reduced scholarly time.
  • Child care: The Duke Children’s Campus is an on-campus daycare center exclusively for Duke Faculty, staff and graduate/professional students. For additional information, visit the Duke Children’s Campus.
  • Discounts: Special discounts are available to all Duke residents and their families at local eating, clothing, automotive and entertainment establishments. Residents also receive discounted tickets to the Broadway Series South, the American Dance Festival, the North Carolina Symphony and some Duke sporting events.
  • Fitness: Residents and spouses are eligible to use many of Duke’s athletic and recreational facilities, including the University’s swimming pools, tennis courts, racquetball courts and the Wilson Recreation Center, a $20 million, 99,000-square-foot on-campus athletic and recreation center.
  • House Staff Lounge: Duke’s House Staff Lounge provides refreshments, computer access and an environment where all Duke trainees can meet and relax.
  • Insurance: Each resident is covered for health insurance. Dental and vision insurance is offered at a minimal fee. Duke provides (Long Term) Disability Insurance and provides all trainees with $100,000 group term life insurance coverage.