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Stipend & Benefits

Stipends are paid according to National Institutes of Health Training Grant Guidelines, which during the past several years have allowed for substantial increments.

Stipends for the 2022-2023 fellows are:

Program YearStipend
PGY 4 $74,335
PGY 5 $77,310
PGY 6 $80,431

Health Benefits

As UT Southwestern employees, fellows will be provided health care benefits, which include medical, dental, and vision plans based on their need for coverage of themselves and eligible family members.

Leave Policy

Fellows are allowed three weeks of paid vacation per year of fellowship training. Additional leave (e.g., pregnancy, illness, family issues) is at the discretion of the Program Director; however, trainees must complete 33 months of training during the course of three years. When leave is in excess of three months, the trainee will be required by ACGME guidelines to extend the training period in order to complete 33 months of training.

“Compensatory time” is earned for fellows required to work on University holidays and may be used for additional paid leave.

The timing of vacations is at the discretion of the Program Director and will be determined in conjunction with the fellow’s requests.

Other Benefits

The program provides an annual education fund that can be used for the purchase of standard textbooks, journal subscriptions, membership dues in major professional societies, software and registration fees and travel expenses for a scientific professional meeting.

Policies and Procedures

Policies and procedures for sick leave, pregnancy leave, misconduct, substance abuse, etc., are consistent with policies existing for all employees and trainees at UT Southwestern Medical School.

Contact Us

Tracey Wright, M.D.

Tracey Wright, M.D.

Associate Professor

Director, Pediatric Rheumatology Fellowship Program

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Priscilla Castro

Coordinator, Pediatric Rheumatology Fellowship Program

Phone: 214-456-5834