Resident Benefits

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.
  • Leave:
    1. 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.
    2. Primary Caregiver leave:  Up to 8 weeks, 4 weeks paid time off which can be combined with vacation.
    3. Secondary Caregiver Leave:  Up to 5 weeks, 1 week paid time off which can be combined with vacation.
    4. 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.