Levels R1 R2 R3
2015-16 $53,268 $55,368 $57,636

Medical, Dental and Life Insurance

Residents are eligible for Public Employees Benefits Board (PEBB) insurance plans, including coverage for their dependents. The cost depends on the plan selected. Learn more about coverage.

Golden Weekends

On weekends and holidays, if a resident is not on call or is post-call, there are no clinical responsibilities at the hospital. Post-call residents leave the hospital between 9 a.m. to noon on post-call weekend days.

Parking and Meals

Parking is free to all residents and fellows at Seattle Children's Hospital. Meals are provided free of charge from the hospital cafeteria based on their daily schedules. No meals are sponsored by pharmaceutical representatives.


The University of Washington's U-Pass provides unlimited bus transportation on all city buses for a small monthly fee. Bike trails and residential streets make commuting by foot or bike safe and convenient from nearby neighborhoods. Multiple carpools are also available.

NRP and PALS Training

All Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification and recertification courses are provided free of charge.


Free 24-hour access and photocopier services are available at Seattle Children's library as well as at the University of Washington and Harborview Medical Center medical libraries.

In addition, both Seattle Children's library and the UW libraries provide a wide range of free online resources, including access to journals, MD Consult, UpToDate and many textbooks.

Computer Services

Seattle Children's has computerized physician order entry for medical orders and has online access to review X-rays, radiology reports, consultations and other patient-related information from any computer in the hospital and from home. The hospital as well as the outpatient clinics utilize an entirely electronic medical record.

A resident website allows residents to keep patient logs, procedure logs and all evaluations online. The website also contains conference and call schedules, resident contact information and a number of educational resources.


Pagers and white coats are provided to all residents. Hospital wireless phones are used to facilitate communication while on call. Membership in the American Association of Pediatrics and subscriptions to Pediatrics, Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine and the PREP series (Pediatrics in Review) are complimentary.


R1s had a seven-day orientation prior to starting in the hospital, began clinical work on June 25, 2014, and will end on June 24, 2015. R2s and R3s began on July 1 and end on June 30.


Residents will hold a limited license to practice medicine in the state of Washington during the first two years of residency. House officers may elect to obtain a full Washington state license after the R2 year.

Professional Liability Insurance

The University of Washington provides professional liability insurance coverage for professional activities conducted in properly accredited settings.

Sick Leave

Residents will receive seventeen (17) days of paid sick and health maintenance leave at the start of each one (1) year appointment period that will be broken down as twelve (12) business days and five (5) weekend days.

Vacation Leave

All full-time residents receive three weeks of paid vacation per year.