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Fellowship Benefits


2022-2023 Compensation Rates for ACGME-Accredited Programs

PGY Level Base Annual with Disability 
Life Benefits *
Monthly *
PGY 1 $56,592.00  $57,252.00 $4,771.00
PGY 2 $58,704.00 $59,364.00 $4,947.00
PGY 3 $60,600.00 $61,260.00 $5,105.00
PGY 4 $63,120.00 $63,780.00 $5,315.00
PGY 5 $65,700.00 $66,360.00 $5,530.00
PGY 6 $67,980.00 $68,640.00 $5,720.00
PGY 7 $70,464.00 $71,124.00 $5,927.00

*In addition to the base salary, those 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. 


  • Educational Stipend - $1,500 is provided each year for attendance at one of the national conferences. Additionally, you will be awarded a one-time only presentation scholarship of $2000 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 fellowship-related activities. An institutional permit covers fellows. 

Leave and Vacation


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

Educational Leave

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

Sick Leave

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

Parental Leave

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

May 26, 2022