The Duke Radiation Oncology Department provides 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. A copy of the appointment agreement can be found here.
- 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.
- Computer: All residents receive a computer for the duration of their training.
- Business cards are 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.
- 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.
- Primary Caregiver leave: Up to 8 weeks, 4 weeks paid time off which can be combined with vacation.
- Secondary Caregiver Leave: Up to 5 weeks, 1 week paid time off which can be combined with vacation.
- Family Medical Leave: 12 weeks unpaid leave are offered for qualifying conditions.
- 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 innumerable 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.