Fellow Benefits

Medical, Dental, & Vision

Duke employees, including trainees can choose from 4 different health plans, which are subsidized for residents and fellows.  Individuals may choose coverage for themselves or may also choose to cover children and/or a spouse or same-sex partner.  In addition, Duke Primary care offers a concierge scheduling line for GME residents and fellows, to facilitate their ability to establish care for themselves or immediate family members.  Review those options here, https://hr.duke.edu/benefits/medical/medical-insurance.

Disability & Life Insurance

Trainees are provided specific disability and life insurance policies, and have the option to purchase additional disability and life insurance coverage at attractive rates.

Stipend

The stipends for Duke trainees are based on post-graduate year (number of years of training). Stipends are anticipated to increase yearly and generally announced in the Spring. Current stipends can be viewed on the Duke Graduate Medical Education website.

Time-off (vacation/meeting)

  • Fellows receive three weeks per year
  • Fellows receive Christmas or New Year's holiday time-off

Fellow Education Fund

Fellows are generally provided an educational allotment for purchasing orthopaedic textbook(s) or attending a scientific meeting at the expense of his/her fellowship training program.

Additional Benefits

Duke has partnered with many businesses and other organizations to provide discounts to all Duke employees for a variety of products and services Learn more here, https://hr.duke.edu/discounts.