The University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine, Knoxville

The Department of Medicine

Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program Salary and Benefits

Stipend and Benefits

2024-2025 Academic Year Resident Stipend*



FY 2024-25
Annual Stipend 

FY 2024-25
Monthly Stipend 























*To offset the cost of Disability and Life Insurance Premiums $600 has been added to your annual stipend.. 
A resident stipend is determined by the currently assigned PGY level and is unrelated to the number of prior months or years of previous GME completed by the resident.

Additional Benefits

Vacation** 21 days per year
Sick Leave 21 days per year
Holidays All University of Tennessee holidays although the actual day awarded may vary due to patient care concerns.
Bereavement Leave For immediate family.
Leave of Absence Residents are granted leave of absence with particular arrangements with program criteria in compliance with Board requirements for absence from training.
Insurance Medical - Medical Center Pays 80%, Resident Pays 20% Co-Payment, Individual, Individual & Spouse, Individual & Children, or Family Coverage Disability - $1,500 Per Month Benefit Life - $100,000 (Double Indemnity Accidental) Liability - Provided by Tennessee State Board of Claims (Limited to Residency Program Activities).
Educational Meetings

GSM supports resident travel to approved regional or national conferences when the resident is presenting an accepted poster, abstract or oral presentation, or to receive an award. Amount - $2,500 per such meeting.


Payment for Publications

GME funds can be used to pay for resident and fellow publication costs up to $1500 per accepted manuscript.  To qualify, publications must meet the following criteria:  (1) resident or fellow must be first or second author on the paper, (2) original research only (3) the journal must be PubMed cited and peer reviewed, and (4) the Impact Factor of the journal must exceed 1.5.  Journal submission or membership fees will not be supported by GME funds.  Residents should first check the impact factor of the journal of interest before submitting the manuscript.

Educational Benefits

Additional courses provided by the Graduate School of Medicine:

  • Research design and statistics
  • Foundational Curriculum
Simulation Center Available for all residents in all training programs with emphasis on surgical and procedural practice.
Uniforms Monogrammed white lab coats provided.
Meals Provided during on-call hours.
Pagers Alpha-numeric pagers provided.
Medical Library Badge access available 24/7 for a comfortable place to read and study, computer lab, and printing and copying. Professional literature searches and publishing support available. Schedule a custom research consultation to fit your schedule.
Notary Notary services are provided.
Parking Free parking provided by the Medical Center.

**The amount of time a resident can be away from residency duties and still meet Board and or graduation requirements varies among the specialties. Each program will provide its residents with written program-specific policies on leave allowances and the effect of leaves of absence, for any reason, on satisfying the criteria for completion of that program.

Other Benefits

Hematology/Oncology fellows get up to 4 weeks of annual leave time as well as on-call every 6th weekend with no overnight on-call shifts.

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