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Salary & Benefits

These policies are subject to change at the discretion of the St. Joseph’s Medical Center Graduate Medical Education Committee (GMEC) and as needed based on ACGME requirements and guidelines updates.

Annual Salary: Annual salary is competitive within our region and is adjusted and approved annually by human resources and the graduate medical education committee

Salary: For 2024-2025, the minimum salary for incoming residents or clinical fellows, who are not members of the Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, by PGY level of training is as follows:

PGY Level Salary: Stipends will be reevaluated in the fall of each year. All Residents will be notified via annual Resident contracts.

Stipend (Range) Levels - effective June 1, 2024 – June 30, 2025

Chart showing Salary for Fiscal Year 2024

Health Insurance: 
Dignity Health offers medical plans, premiums paid in full for residents, and low cost.

Dental Insurance: Included with Insurance for residents and family.

Vision Insurance: Included with Insurance for residents and family.

Life/Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance: Dignity Health provides life/accidental death and dismemberment insurance for residents and pays the premium for 1x annual salary for life insurance and accidental death and dismemberment insurance for residents. Additional coverage levels are available with some cost to the resident.

Disability Insurance: Dignity Health provides long-term disability insurance and will pay for the 60% of Base Pay option.

403b Plan (optional): The 403b Plan enables you to set aside income before it's taxed and to defer taxes on the investment earnings. 403b contributions can be invested in Fidelity. After one year of service in which you have worked 1,000 hours, you are eligible for matching funds of $.5 for each $1 you contribute. You are 100% vested in matching contributions after five years of service, during which you have worked 1,000 hours each year.

Spousal & Dependent Life Insurance: Residents have the option to enroll at their own expense.

Liability Insurance: Professional liability insurance is provided by Dignity Health to cover residents performing duties within the course and scope of their appointments.

Vacation & Holiday Leave: Vacation leave is provided. Full-time residents receive 21 days of vacation per calendar year.

Sick Leave: A GME Learner is entitled to nine (9) paid sick days annually upon matriculation, to be used solely for illness significant enough to interfere with the performance of duty.

Unused sick days may not accrue and they may not be “cashed in”.

The sick leave bank will be accessible according to policy parameters. Long-term sick leave is accrued and is not paid off at termination.

Leaves: As per ACGME’s Common Program Requirements, residents/fellows are eligible at the time of hire for approved medical, parental and/or caregiver leave(s) of absence of up to six weeks duration in total, at least once during their training program with the ability to receive 100% salary. The ACGME leave guidelines are concurrent with any state or federal protected leaves.

Total duration of leaves must conform to the requirements of the program, the Sponsoring Institute, American Board of Medical Specialties, and the designated specialty board of the program. Additional training may be required by a designated specialty board and the ACGME’s Residency Review Committee (RRC) if limits are exceeded. Residents/Fellows should discuss the possible impact with their program director prior to planning leave time.

Education Leave: Residents have 5 days (40 hours) of CME time each year to be used for conferences, education use, and in the graduating year can be used for interviewing.

Additional Benefits:

  • Biannual Resident Educational Retreats
  • Up-to-Date provided in hospital and from remote access
  • Access to Dignity Health and Touro University online medical resources, including Clinical Key, OVID, Pub-Med, MD Consult, New England Journal of Medicine, etc.
  • Free parking
  • Monthly meal stipend
  • White coats (1) 
  • Three sets of scrubs, annually
  • Annual Medical Education Expense Reimbursement ($1,000)
  • Internet access on campus
  • EAP (Employee Assistance Program)-five visits per year for employee and/or spouse and dependents
  • Specialty Professional Society Membership
  • In-Shape Health Club (Free Membership)
  • Call rooms