Department of Radiology

Below is a summary of the benefits afforded residents in our HUP Residency Program.

Health Benefits

Comprehensive health insurance is provided for residents, their spouses/domestic partners, and dependent children. Residents participate in a long-term disability plan and life insurance. The residency program also covers malpractice insurance. The cost of the health insurance is mostly paid by HUP with the resident responsible for the remainder.


All residents receive 20 days of vacation each year. Residents can request to take vacation at the time of their choosing, including a guaranteed week off during one of the winter holidays if desired. In addition, residents who have greater than 90% attendance at morning conferences each semester earn an additional vacation day up to a total of two over the course of the year. Attendance at academic conferences does not utilize vacation days. Any unused vacation days may not be paid out as additional compensation.


Residents who have their research accepted for presentation at an academic conference will have their conference attendance funded by the program. Reimbursements include: Travel, hotel, and meal allowance for up to a total of $2,000 per conference. Residents may attend multiple conferences if their work is accepted for presentation. Residents will be reimbursed for one conference per original presentation.

In addition, residents with good morning conference attendance may attend one meeting, in their third or fourth year, regardless of whether research will be presented. The program will reimburse travel, hotel, and a meal allowance for academic meetings for a total amount of $2,000. All reimbursed expenses must adhere to Penn Medicine policies.

Educational Funds

Residents receive an annual allowance of $1,500/year, which may be spent on educational and professionally related items such as books or electronic educational materials, including online subscriptions, purchases of apps for mobile and portable devices, ABR Fees, board fees, etc. The educational funds may also be applied toward the purchase of an iPad, Kindle, smartphone or other electronic device. Residents use their personal cell phone during training which is supplemented in their education funds.


The Department provides each first-year resident with a one-time $2,000 allowance toward the purchase of a computer or other professionally related items or expenses. These computer funds can be combined with the educational funds that all residents receive for a total of $3,500 during the first year of residency.


Residents are provided with one custom-fit, designer lead that can be taken with them at the end of the residency.

Family Leave

The Penn program offers up to 12 weeks of FMLA for maternity leave or paternity leave to support residents during this exciting but often challenging time.

In addition, the University of Pennsylvania has three Penn affiliated childcare centers on or near campus including the Penn Children's Center - University of Pennsylvania which is just blocks away from the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. A variety of other childcare centers and schools are in close proximity to the hospital and available to fit the individual needs of each family. More information can be found at

Academic Time

Each week, residents with good conference attendance get one half day of academic time for research and other scholarly pursuits as part of the program's mission to foster a culture of intellectual curiosity and robust academic research.


Residents in the Penn program also have the opportunity to participate in after hours MRI moonlighting at the Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine starting in their second year of the radiology residency. Additional moonlighting is available on weekends and some weekdays in satellite locations in Radnor, Valley Forge and Bucks County. Radiology residents in the Penn program, including first-year residents, can elect to participate in the Aunt Minnie Case-of-the-Day Program, which provides a unique opportunity to create educational web-based cases.

HTBAR (How to Be an Academic Radiologist) Program

As part of the Penn Residency program's tradition of nurturing and developing the next generation of academic radiologists, the residency program has developed a two-week program for first-year residents specifically entitled "How to Be an Academic Radiologist" or HTBAR. The program is geared toward preparing residents to conduct collaborative and independent research and to help them become academic leaders in the field of radiology.

HTBAR is designed as two one-week blocks, the first week taking place in the month of January and the second in the month of May. Each week includes guest speakers from within and outside of the Penn community, workshops on research methods, mentorship and leadership, and discussions of the numerous career opportunities in radiology, among other related activities. Residents are excused from their rotation responsibilities for each of the two weeks in order to participate.

AIRP Program

The Department pays tuition for the rotation at AIRP (American Institute for Radiologic Pathology). A living allowance of $2000 is also provided.

Penn Library and Facilities Access

Penn residents have access to Penn libraries and library resources including online databases, electronic journals, multimedia and hard copy resources with borrowing privileges.

Penn residents can purchase a Penn gym membership which provides access to the University of Pennsylvania gyms and recreational facilities including the David Pottruck Health & Fitness Center, Hutchinson Gym, Robert A. Fox Fitness Center, and Sheerr Pool. Fitness centers offer a variety of fitness and wellness program including group exercise, spinning, personal training, instructional classes in dance, yoga, golf, swimming and other activities, as well as access to the Pottruck climbing wall. In addition, massage therapy and other health and wellness services are available on an appointment basis. More information can be found at

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