Appointments begin July 1st and are renewable annually for a total of 36 consecutive months. Residents are paid according to an advancing scale. 2016-2017 University of Pittsburgh graduate medical education stipends are:
- PGY-2 $56,178.20
- PGY-3 $57.265.52
- PGY-4 $60,101.08
Embroidered white clinician's coats are provided. Twenty (20) days of paid vacation is granted per year. In addition, The Eye and Ear Institute houses the Blair-Lippincott Learning Resource Center, which specializes in ophthalmic and otolaryngologic literature. Residents have photocopy and literature search services available.