The Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics Fellowship at Prisma Health – Upstate offers a competitive salary in an environment with a moderate cost of living. In addition, our program offers several other benefits that help to stretch our trainee’s dollars just a little further.

Vacation and Holiday Leave

  • Fellows may take up to 20 days off (per academic year) for paid vacation and holiday leave annually. These 20 days do not rollover from year to year.

Sick Leave

  • Fellows are eligible to a maximum of 12 days of sick leave each academic year, which is eligible for rollover from year to year. Extended illness may qualify for FMLA but would need to be determined by The Standard.

Maternity Leave

  • Working with the program director to determine an appropriate amount of time off, maternity leave is approved through the exhaustion of paid sick leave first, then vacation and holiday leave, and then leave with pay, as long as there is a medical reason or approved reason to be out. If there is not a medical reason for requiring the mother to take additional time beyond sick leave, vacation and holiday leave, then the fellow may elect to take leave without pay, as long as this arrangement is approved ahead of time. Fellows should work with the program director to review the work plan needed for maternity leave.

Paternity Leave

  • Fellows wishing to take paternity leave would be granted five (5) paid days of sick leave. Additional days may be granted by the program director and may be eligible for salary continuance, depending on the circumstances (additional time would count against the fellow’s sick leave balance, then vacation and holiday leave balance). A medical reason would be needed to approve any additional time needed beyond the five days of sick leave.

Moving Allowance

  • Up to $1,000
    • Movers
    • Truck rental
    • Mileage
    • Moving supplies

Educational Funds

  • $3,000 per year
  • Six educational days per year
    • Conferences and associated expenses
    • Journal subscriptions
    • Books and software
    • Additional memberships after the first one is paid by the department
    • ABP exam


  • Professional Liability Insurance is covered by Prisma Health – Upstate.
  • Health insurance and dental coverage (no bi-weekly premium, unless covering spouse and dependents) with no waiting period.
  • Vision coverage (partially paid by Prisma Health – Upstate) with 30 day waiting period.
  • Group term life, long-term disability, group accident insurance and workers compensation provided by Prisma Health – Upstate.
  • Supplemental insurance available at a nominal rate
  • Tax-deferred annuities available with employer matching contributions

Additional Benefit

  • Meal Stipend: $300 per month
  • Reimbursement for SC Medical License renewals/Federal DEA renewals/SC DHEC renewals
  • Reimbursement for membership: AAP, SCAAP, AMA, SCMA
  • Reimbursement for Specialty In Training Exam
  • Reimbursement for ABP Pediatric Board Exam if taken during your first year of fellowship
  • Two new white coats when you arrive
  • Life Center Reduced fee, $100 per year for fellows
  • 24 Hour Access to GMH medical library with texts, journals and online references
  • iPhone and phone case (initial cost paid for by GME and monthly bill paid by department)
  • Counseling, assessment, referral and education offered by the Employee Assistance Program at Prisma Health–Upstate.
  • Free Parking
  • Numerous discounts from area retailers through Prisma Health’s Team Member Discount Advantage program, available with hospital ID badge; see for additional benefits provided to all team members.
  • On-site Credit Union payroll deduction plan and savings and loan programs for employees and immediate family members