IR Resident Benefits

Salary and insurance

Please visit Duke’s Graduate Medical Education website to view the annual resident stipends for 2020-2021.

Each resident is covered by Duke Managed Care hospitalization insurance for health, dental and vision insurance offerings. Duke provides (Long Term) Disability Insurance and provides all trainees with $100,000 group term life insurance coverage.

Child care

The Duke Children’s Campus is an on-campus daycare center exclusively for Duke Faculty, staff and graduate/professional students. For additional information, visit the Duke Children’s Campus website .

Education stipend

Each resident is allotted an annual education stipend that may be used to purchase a variety of teaching and learning materials. Restrictions apply.


Internal moonlighting opportunities are available to junior and senior residents to cover off-site imaging centers for contrast reactions.


Special discounts are available to all Duke residents and their families at innumerable local eating, clothing, automotive and entertainment establishments:  Residents also receive discounted tickets to the Broadway Series South, the American Dance Festival, the North Carolina Symphony and some Duke sporting events.


Residents have full and free access to the Medical Alumni Association Fitness Center, an exercise facility located in the basement of the hospital parking garage and intended solely for the use of Duke residents and medical students.

Residents and spouses are eligible to use many of Duke’s athletic and recreational facilities, including the University’s swimming pools, tennis courts, racquetball courts, and the Wilson Recreation Center, a $20 million, 99,000-square-foot on-campus athletic and recreation center.


Parking is free to house staff. The main parking garage is located directly across the street from DUMC and the VA Hospital. The garage has an underground walkway that may be used in the event of inclement weather.

On-Call Meal Allowances

Evening meal stipend provided to on-call residents.

House Staff Lounge

Duke’s new House Staff Lounge, provides refreshments, computer access, and an environment where all Duke trainees can meet and relax.

Radiology Resident Library

The radiology residents have a dedicated library. In addition to the newest edition textbooks (and some old classics), the library has computers and an expansive array of digital teaching media, including an electronic teaching file and video lectures from the most recent Duke Review Course and other Duke Radiology lectures.

Conference Benefits

All residents attend the renowned Duke Review Course in the spring of their 3rd  year, free of charge. Videos of the most recent year’s lectures are available only to Duke Radiology residents.