Compensation and Benefits


Resident salary lines are determined by the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center – New Orleans. As of July 1, 2018 the salaries are as follows:


Vacation:  Interns are entitled to 21 days (including weekends) of non-cumulative vacation leave per year.

Upper level housestaff are entitled to 28 days (including weekends) of non-cumulative vacation leave per year.

Health Insurance:  Housestaff are eligible to enroll in the State employees’ health insurance or State managed health care options through Employee Benefits or LSUHSC Resident health insurance. Coverage is effective the first day of the month following one full calender month of employment. Health insurance enrollment eligibility for the first thirty days of employment include, COBRA from previous employer's insurance or LSUHSC resident health plan. For more house officer benefit information, please visit: hrrp://

Maternity leave: To receive paid maternity leave, available vacation leave and sick leave must be utilized. Paid and unpaid maternity leave for up to six (6) weeks or extended unpaid maternity leave may be granted. Extended leave without pay may be granted.

Disability Insurance:  The opportunity to participate in group long-term disability coverage is available through the GME office. In the event a House Officer experiences a loss of income as a result of an emergency, he/she should contact the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs for possible avenues of assistance.  

Other Benefits:  Housestaff are eligible to enroll in other programs which include (but not limited to) dental, life, vision, and deferred compensation (tax deferred savings and investments).

Malpractice Insurance:  The State of Louisiana provides professional liability coverage to pursuant to LSA-R.S. 40:1299.39 et seq. to House Officers. This insurance does not provide coverage to house officers for moonlighting activities.

*Additional information including a sample contract, duty hour regulations, additional forms of leave, USMLE Step 3 requirements, substance abuse policy, and other benefits will be made available to applicants on their interview day.

Department of Internal Medicine
in Baton Rouge
Phone: (225) 757-4080
LSU Medical Education and Innovation Center
LSU Health Sciences Center Baton Rouge
5246 Brittany Drive
Baton Rouge 70808