Fellow Benefits

The following benefits are for trainees of the Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship, Sports Medicine Fellowship, and Clinical Informatics Fellowship.

2022 - 2023 Fellow Stipend


Fellow Benefits

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Paid time off (PTO)

  • Twenty-one days per contract year. Designed to cover vacations and unexpected absences not covered by paid leave.

Additional paid time off

  • COVID illness for trainee or child(ren), bereavement (1-5) days, jury duty, court appearances, voting, and holiday (depends on rotation).

Parental leave

  • Upon request, a trainee may take six weeks of paid leave related to the birth, adoption, or gestational surrogacy of a child. The parental leave will begin at a time requested by the trainee but not more than two weeks before the due date or adoption event and no later than thirteen weeks after the birth or adoption event. Must be uninterrupted and consecutive during the term of fellowship.

Unpaid leave - May extend training.

  • Extended periods of leave available with FMLA.
  • Other unpaid leave at program director’s discretion.


Residents are eligible to enroll in two plans: University of Minnesota Optional Retirement Plan (ORP) and the University of Minnesota Section 457 Deferred Compensation Program (457 Plan).

Compare them here.


Business expense allocation

  • Up to $1,000 reimbursement per year for software, conference expenses, medical association memberships, and clinical textbooks and journals

Minnesota license and DEA registration

  • Permit and licensure application fee reimbursed
  • DEA fee reimbursed

Moving allowance

  • Up to $1,000 payment for relocation expenses


U Card is required to access some of these benefits.

Technology discounts

Fitness membership

Library system

Relocation assistance

University events

  • Receive discounted tickets for some University of Minnesota sports, theater, and cultural events


Resident and Fellow Assistance Program


Clinical Informatics Fellowship

  • Lab coats and pagers provided
  • Parking is free

Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship

Sports Medicine Fellowship

  • Lab coats, pagers, and team apparel provided
  • Parking is free or discounted while on duty

For all fellowships:

Recently updated on-call space that includes 35 on-call rooms, a new lounge area, an upgraded and expanded exercise room, locker rooms, gender neutral showers, and a new secured entrance.

on-call rooms