Department of Radiology

Below is a summary of the benefits afforded residents in our PAH 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 PAH with the resident responsible for the remainder.

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All residents receive 20 days of vacation each year. Residents can request to take vacation at the time of their choosing and may carry over a maximum of five vacation days into the following academic year. Residents are granted seven personal days to use during their residency. 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. This includes reimbursed airfare, hotel, and meal allowance. Residents will be reimbursed for one conference per original presentation.

In addition, residents in good standing 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 $1,600. All reimbursed expenses must adhere to Penn Medicine policies.

Educational Funds

Each resident receives $1000 per year for educational use. Educational funds may be spent on books, electronic educational materials, including online subscriptions, purchases of Apps for mobile and portable devices, etc. The educational funds may also be applied toward the purchase of an iPad, Kindle, or other electronic device for use of online educational materials. Funds can also be used towards board fees and other training related expenses as well.


The Department provides each first year resident with $2,000 toward the purchase of a computer or other professionally related items or expenses. During the first year of residency, these computer funds can be combined with the additional $1000 in educational funds that all residents receive for a total of $3000 during the first year of residency.

Cell Phone

All residents receive a hospital-issued mobile phone (iPhone 6).


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

Family Leave

Many residents in the program choose to start families during their residency. 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. 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

Academic time is granted at the program director’s discretion for residents to pursue scholarly activity and participate in departmental quality improvement projects.


Residents in the PAH program may have the opportunity to participate in after-hours moonlighting, monitoring contrast injections. Moonlighting is offered to residents in good standing.

AIRP Program

The Department pays tuition for the rotation at AIRP (American Institute for Radiologic Pathology). A living allowance of $1600 is also provided.

The George L. Harrison Fellowship

The Harrison fellowship provides funding for senior residents to pursue an elective in a foreign country (maximum $3500.00).

Penn Library and eLearning

Penn residents have access to Penn libraries and library resources including online databases, electronic journals, multimedia and hard copy resources with borrowing privileges. All PAH Radiology Residents have a subscription to e-Anatomy, RADPrimer and Stat Dx. Our department has a Radiology Resident Library with numerous texts and review books.

Penn Facilities

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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