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Residents' salary and benefits

House staff salary

The information below highlights salary information for Dignity Health East Valley family medicine, internal medicine, and general surgery residency programs.

PGY-1 = $61,380

PGY-2 = $64,446

PGY-3 = $67,678

PGY-4 = $70,785

PGY-5 = $73,394

2022 Residents benefits summary

Benefits Eligibility

Chandler Regional Medical Center (CRMC), Mercy Gilbert Medical Center (MGMC), St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center (SJHMC), St. Joseph’s Westgate Medical Center (SJWMC) ,Arizona General Hospitals, and Yavapai Regional Medical Center (YRMC) offer a comprehensive benefits package to full-time and part-time benefits-eligible employees as part of their total compensation package. Residents (and their eligible dependents) become eligible for benefits on the first day of their contract.

AZ GME Medical Plans

Medical plans

Employees have two medical plan options to choose from: The Dignity Health Arizona Preferred Plan and the Dignity Health Arizona Premier Plan. The Dignity Health Arizona Preferred Plan is a “no premium” plan for employees. This means there is no premium cost to employees. The employee and employer share the cost for coverage under the Dignity Health Arizona Premier Plan. Each medical plan offers a broad array of services, including hospital and physician services, prescription drugs and preventive benefits.

AZ GME Dental Plans

Dental plans

There are three dental plans to choose from. The Preventive Option Plan is a “no premium” plan. This means there is no premium cost to employees and their covered dependents. It provides 100% coverage for exams, cleanings and x-rays. The High Option Plan and the Delta 2500 Plan include preventive, restorative and prosthetic coverage, as well as orthodontia coverage. The employee and employer share the cost for coverage under these two plans. Annual and lifetime maximums apply. The per pay period premium amounts are shown in the image:

AZ GME Vision Plans

Vision plans

There are two vision plans to choose from. The Dignity Health Vision Plan is a “no premium” plan and offers a comprehensive eye exam once per calendar year and frames, lenses or contact lenses every other calendar year. As a “no premium” plan, there is no premium cost to employees and their covered dependents. The Dignity Health Vision Plus Plan provides a comprehensive eye exam, frames, lenses or contact lenses once per calendar year. The employee and employer share the cost for this coverage.


Employee Life Insurance

Company paid benefit of two times annual base pay for residents. Residents may purchase additional coverage in the amount of $50,000 or 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 times annual base pay. Proof of good health may be required for certain levels of coverage.

Dependent Life Insurance

Residents may purchase life insurance coverage for spouse and dependent child(ren). Coverage options are:

  • Spouse: $5,000, $10,000, $25,000 or $50,000
  • Child(ren): $2,000, $5,000 or $10,000

Proof of good health may be required for certain levels of coverage.

Accidental Death & Dismemberment

Accidental Death & Dismemberment coverage is provided at two times annual base salary for residents. Residents may purchase additional coverage in the amount of $10,000, 1, 2, 3 or 4 times annual base pay.

Long Term Disability

Long Term Disability coverage is a paid benefit of 66 2/3% of annual base salary for residents, up to a $15,000 maximum monthly benefit.

Professional Liability

Professional Liability coverage for residents is provided at no cost under the Dignity Health Self-Insurance Trust.

Accidental Death & Dismemberment

Accidental Death & Dismemberment coverage is provided at two times annual base salary for residents. Residents may purchase additional coverage in the amount of $10,000, 1, 2, 3 or 4 times annual base pay.

Long Term Disability

Long Term Disability coverage is a paid benefit of 66 2/3% of annual base salary for residents, up to a $15,000 maximum monthly benefit.

Professional Liability

Professional Liability coverage for residents is provided at no cost under the Dignity Health Self-Insurance Trust.

Flexible Spending Accounts

  • Minimum annual contribution for Health Care Spending Account: $100.
  • Maximum annual contribution: $2,750.
  • Minimum annual contribution for Dependent Care Spending Account: $100.
  • Maximum annual contribution: $5,000 ($3,000 for highly compensated employees).

Pension Plan

The Pension Plan is fully funded by CRMC, MGMC, SJHMC and SJWMC. It provides employees a monthly pension when they retire on or after age 65, or as early as age 55, if they have 10 years of service. Employees automatically become participants after one year of employment in which they work at least 1,000 hours. Employees become vested in their accrued benefits after 5 years of qualifying service.

Savings Plan

The Savings Plan, also known as a 403(b) plan, is administered by Fidelity Investments. Residents are eligible to participate immediately. Contributions are made through salary deductions. The company will match employee contributions after one year of employment in which they work at least 1,000 hours. Employee contributions are matched at a rate of 50% on the first 6% contributed to the plan.

Tuition Assistance Program

Tuition Assistance is provided for those employees who want to enhance their career opportunities through education. Benefits-eligible employees are eligible after 180 days of continuous employment, to help cover the cost of certain work-related courses at accredited

institutions, or a course of study leading to a degree. Annual maximum: $5,250 for full-time employees and $2,625 for part-time employees.

Student Loan Program

Dignity Health partners with SoFi, a student loan program, to offer low rates and flexible terms on your student loans.

Adoption Reimbursement Program

After 30 days of continuous employment, benefits-eligible employees may receive reimbursement for certain expenses related to an adoption. Expenses will be reimbursed to a maximum of $5,000 per child, with a lifetime maximum of $15,000.

Paid Time Off (PTO)

Residents are entitled to 23 days personal time off per academic year. This personal time off may be used for vacation or sick leave. Personal time off does not accrue from year to year.

Leave of Absence

Residents may request leaves of absence in accordance with the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993, after 12 months of continuous service and 1,250 hours worked in previous 12 months. The first 3 weeks of a leave of absence are paid from the Resident's Paid Time Off (PTO) and then an additional 3 weeks may be approved with pay. Leaves of absence beyond the 6 weeks

described above or for other reasons may be approved without pay up to 12 weeks in a 12-month rolling calendar year.

Personal Plans® Voluntary Program

The PersonalPlans® Voluntary Program offers benefits-eligible employees a variety of optional employee benefit plans designed to meet their insurance and financial needs. The following voluntary plans are offered through Dignity Health:

  • Accident Insurance
  • Critical Illness Insurance
  • Group Auto/Homeowner Insurance
  • Group Legal
  • Group Universal Life
  • Identity Theft
  • Individual Long-Term Care
  • Pet Insurance
  • Short-term Disability
  • Computer Purchase Program – Purchasing Power

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Free, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year confidential counseling and referral services are available through SupportLinc. Employees are eligible for up to 8 visits per family member, per situation, per year. Benefits through the SupportLinc Program include:

  • Stress and Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Marriage and Relationship Problems
  • Family Issues
  • Grief and Loss
  • Substance Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Financial Planning
  • Identity Theft Recovery
  • Legal Services
  • Child Care Referrals
  • Elder and Adult Care Referrals

Access care through the SupportLinc website, eConnect Mobile App, Telehealth Platform and the myStrength tool for your mind.

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