Salary, Benefits, and Leave

2018-2019 Resident and Fellow Compensation Rates for ACGME-Accredited Programs

PGY Level Base Annual with Disability
Life Benefits *
Monthly *
PGY 1 $51,780.00  $52,380.00 $4,365.00
PGY 2 $53,580.00 $54,180.00 $4,515.00
PGY 3 $55,200.00 $55,800.00 $4,650.00
PGY 4 $57,780.00 $58,380.00 $4,865.00
PGY 5 $59,400.00 $60,000.00 $5,000.00
PGY 6 $62,280.00 $62,880.00 $5,240.00
PGY 7 $64,620.00 $65,220.00 $5,435.00

*In addition to the base salary, those residents and fellows participating in the disability and group life insurance programs provided through GME currently receive an additional $600 per year for disability and life insurance benefits as shown above in Column 3. 

For more resident salary information, please see GME Policy #210.

Fringe benefits include:

  • Educational Stipend - money is provided each year for attendance at one of the national conferences. Additionally, you will be awarded a one-time only presentation scholarship of $500 from GME if you are presenting a poster or abstract at a national conference.
  • Health Insurance – as provided by UTHSC
  • Malpractice and Disability Insurance - covered by the State of TN
  • Lab Coats – 4 coats are provided by GME
  • Computer Literature Searches and Photocopying
  • Access to Recreational Facilities
  • Use of Computer Education Resource Center
  • A Tennessee medical license is not required for residency-related activities. An institutional permit covers residents

 Annual/Vacation

Residents may take up to three (3) weeks of annual leave per year. Annual leave is not accumulated from year to year. Residents do not receive pay for unused annual leave.

Educational Leave

Educational leave can be taken during residency with approval from the Program Director.

Sick Leave

Residents accumulate three (3) weeks of sick leave per year. Sick leave is non-cumulative from year to year. Residents are not paid for unused sick leave.

Parental Leave

Parental leave is available to residents for the birth or adoption of a child. Sick leave and annual leave may be used in order for the resident's salary to continue. Additional time is permitted with the approval of the Program Director and will be leave without pay. Due to ABIM rules, time off may delay completion of the residency

Contact Us

Janet Herriman
Residency Coordinator
Email: jherrima@uthsc.edu