Resident Benefits

American Board of Radiology (ABR) dues are covered for first-year residents. ABR Core Exam fees are covered for third-year residents as well as Certifying Exam fees for fifth-year residents.

July 1, 2023 – June 30, 2024

PGY 1: $65,833

PGY 2: $68,753

PGY 3: $71,533

PGY 4: $74,756

PGY 5: $78,031

PGY 6: $80,426

PGY 7: $84,047

Diagnostic radiology and integrated interventional radiology residents receive four weeks away from their clinical rotations to attend the ACR Institute for Radiologic Pathology (AIRP) course in Washington, D.C. MIR covers the costs of registration and tuition, as well as up to $2,500 in living expenses for residents attending the course.

Barnes-Jewish Hospital provides residents with health, dental and vision insurance plans that include eligible spouses and children. Optional term life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance is also available. Visit BJC Total Rewards for more detailed information.

Call rooms are available for residents working overnight shifts.

Residents receive a $1,500 educational stipend each academic year which they can apply toward textbooks or other educational materials.

Washington University offers Work-Life Solutions, a program that provides employee assistance to all benefits-eligible employees and their dependents. The program offers free, confidential, 24/7 support, resources and information for every aspect of your life.

Professional liability insurance is provided for claims arising from services performed while acting as a resident. The program provides minimum limits of $1 million per occurrence/$3 million annual aggregate. Life and disability insurance is available for up to six times the PGY annual salary and may be extended to cover family members.

The Live Near Your Work program grew from a commitment to stabilize and revitalize the neighborhoods surrounding the Washington University Medical Campus. It is our goal to help lift the financial burden of buying a home for eligible employees by providing a down payment and/or closing cost assistance.

Two lab coats, two sets of scrubs, and a hospital issued iPhone are provided each academic year for the duration of the residency program. Independent interventional radiology residents also receive personalized lead.

The core lecture series and an increasing number of other department conferences are webcast to surrounding sites. All of these lectures are recorded and later available for streaming via a password-protected site.

A Missouri state license to practice medicine (permanent or temporary) is essential before beginning training. Fees associated with a temporary Missouri license and appropriate narcotics permits are paid by the hospital. Any resident obtaining permanent medical licensure is responsible for fees incurred.

During training, each resident is afforded academic time away from MIR to attend at least one national meeting.

Annual reimbursement limits for diagnostic, nuclear medicine pathway and IR integrated residents are as follows: $1,750 for first and second year residents; $2,500 for third, fourth and fifth year residents. The annual reimbursement limit for independent IR residents is $2,500. Each individual meeting is subject to a maximum of $1,750.

Prior approvals should be obtained from the residency program director. All travel is subject to the constraints of the Washington University Policy for allowed travel.

Residents who obtain full Missouri medical licensure and are ACLS certified are eligible to participate in moonlighting opportunities within the Department of Radiology by providing physician coverage of contrast injections at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Moonlighting opportunities may be performed by residents in good standing with program director approval beginning their R2 year. (All liscensure costs incurred are paid by the resident; the department will not reimburse these expenses.)

Residents are provided with coupons to cover meal expenses while on call and are given the employee discount for hospital cafeterias.

Free parking is available in a gated parking garage approximately two blocks from the medical center. Shuttle service is provided.

The Radiology Learning Center is a two-level facility designed specifically for use by MIR residents. The 24-hour center features a small kitchen on the lower level, an upper level lounge and a computer lab with access to all necessary institutional programs. Access to STATdx® (a comprehensive decision support tool with “Google-like” search capabilities); eAnatomy™ (a web-based radiologic atlas of the human body composed largely of cross sectional CT and MR imaging); RadPrimer (an educational platform with modules featuring case studies, reference images, and diagnosis solutions); and SPSS® (a powerful statistical software platform) is currently available, and Qevlar and BoardVitals™ are available to third-year, board-eligible residents.

Additional resources are regularly added based on resident recommendations and board review. The center’s library of radiology textbooks are reserved specifically for use by trainees in the program. Residents can check these out for rotation self-study and board review. Access to the School of Medicine’s Becker Medical Library, which has a substantial number of relevant radiology textbooks and e-books, is also available to MIR residents.

Residents receive free software that enables access to MIR’s computer network from home using a high-speed Internet connection.

MIR provides funds for resident social events, which are planned and scheduled by a committee of residents. Prior events include:

  • Bowling night
  • Barbecue at a local farm
  • Cardinal’s game from party boxes at Busch Stadium
  • End-of-rotation happy hours
  • Graduation dinner
  • Ice skating night
  • Resident-led teams in area sports leagues
  • Welcome picnic and party for new residents

Residents receive four weeks of scheduled vacation per academic year (July 1 through June 30).

For a full list of benefits and policies, please visit the Washington University/BJH Graduate Medical Education Consortium.