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LLU School of Medicine Neonatology Fellowship

Compensation and Benefits

Stipends effective July 2012

Fellow Level
 PGY Level
Annual Stipend
 First Year
 PGY-4  $53,996.80
 Second Year
 PGY-5  $55,993.60
 Third Year
 PGY-6  $57,990.40
 Fourth Year
 PGY-7  $70,428.80

 Paychecks are issued bi-weekly.

Paid Leave

Vacation:  PGY-4 to PGY-7 four weeks (20 Monday - Friday days)

Holidays:  Eight (8) paid holidays are: New Year's Day, President's Day, Memorial Day, July Fourth, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, the Friday following Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Sick Leave:  Ten (10) days (Monday - Friday)

Professional Leave:  Varies according to program

Family/Parental Leave

Twelve (12) weeks of family/medical leave, without pay but with continued benefits, is available for personal illness or family needs within the guidelines for the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).

Health Coverage

Major medical coverage, including vision and prescription coverage, and optional dental coverage is available. Monthly premiums are: single - $30 for medical, $5 for dental ($35/month total); one dependent - $125 for medical, $25 for dental ($150/month total); two or more dependents - $195 for medical; $50 for dental (total $245/month).

Professional Liability Coverage

Loma Linda University Medical Center (LLUMC) provides professional and general liability coverage through a self-insured program. This program covers house staff while acting within the course and scope of their employment relationship. All coverage is provided on an occurrence basis. No separate "Tail coverage" is required.

Disability Insurance

State Disability Insurance (SDI) is available for eligible employees in the event of hospitalization, outpatient surgery, or illness lasting over one week. An SDI claim form must be completed and submitted to the state promptly. LLUMC requires that employees apply for SDI if a covered event occurs. In addition to SDI, residents are covered by a long-term group disability income plan provided by LLUMC. This plan provides disability benefits until age 65.

Life Insurance

LLUMC provides a $100,000 group term life insurance policy.

Recreation Facility

All residents and their dependents are allowed to join the Loma Linda University Drayson Center. This recreation complex is available free of charge for students, faculty, staff, and family members. The Drayson Center provides up-to-date exercise and fitness equipment, racquetball and tennis courts, and an outdoor aquatics facility consisting of a heated 10-lane lap pool and an outdoor Jacuzzi.


Call Rooms

Call rooms are available for residents who are required to stay in the hospital overnight.


Two $6.00 meal tickets are issued for each scheduled 24-hour in-house on-call period. In addition, residents receive a 20% discount on food purchased at the LLUMC cafeteria, Children's Hospital cafeteria, Faculty Dining Room, Faculty Medical Offices, Campus Cafeteria, and Patio Pantry. Cafeteria hours are from 6:00 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. on weekdays and 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. on weekends. Vending machines are also available.


Three white laboratory coats are provided at the beginning of training and are laundered at no expense to the resident. Residents who take in-house call and who do not have access to scrubs are issued three sets of scrubs for their use. Scrubs are provided for use in the hospital for other residents. There is no provision for personal laundry.

Educational Stipends

The fellowship program provides financial support (up to $3,000/year) for the fellow to purchase textbooks, journals, computers, educational software, and covers travel expenses to attend one national research meeting annually or approved educational conferences relevant to the fellows' scholarly oversight project.


Requirements for Fellowship Applicants

Applicants are required to have completed an ACGME accredited pediatric residency training program in the United States in order to be considered for a fellowship position. We do take applicants with H1 B visas for medical education and we will accept J1 visas. In the past, we have had fellows complete our program who have been foreign medical graduates; however, our most recent graduates attended U.S. medical schools. The State of California requires that you obtain a California medical license before starting the fellowship program at LLUMC.

The Loma Linda University Neonatal-Perinatal Fellowship Program provides training in neonatal-perinatal medicine in accordance with the general and the special requirements of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (
ACGME). The certification provided by the Neonatal Perinatal Medicine Fellowship Training Program certifies the acquisition of general knowledge, skills, and attitudes in all aspects of neonatal-perinatal medicine. Satisfactory completion of the training qualifies the fellow to take the qualifying exams of the American Board of Pediatrics in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine (ABP).

Applicants interested in applying for a fellowship position, please submit your application to ERAS by clicking here.

The application includes:

  • Personal Statement
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Application Form
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation

Our fellowship program participates in the National Resident Match Program (NRMP) for our next application cycle in July 2013. Additional information can be obtained by clicking here. We will accept applications for July 2013 through April 30, 2014. When your application is complete, we will review it and contact you about an interview.

If you have any questions regarding the fellowship Program or the application process, please contact:


Program Director

Andrew Hopper, MD

Professor of Pediatrics

Email: ahopper


Associate Program Director

Adrian Lavery, MD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics


Division of Neonatology-Perinatal Medicine
Loma Linda University School of Medicine
11175 Campus Street, 11121
Loma Linda, CA 92354