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Salary and Benefits


For academic year 2019/20: Annual Compensation $68,488 + $6,000 Housing Stipend Salaries are not determined by the UC San Diego Geriatric Psychaitry Fellowship Program. The basic salary scales for House Officers are established by the University Office of the President. At UCSD Medical Center, salaries for represented House Officers are collectively bargained by UCSD and the San Diego House Officer Association.
Attendance for fellows at the AAGP Annual Meeting is covered. See the UCSD GME House Officer page for more information.

Vacation, Sick Leave & Family Leave

 Four (4) weeks paid vacation per academic year.
  • Maternity leave
  • Family leave
  • Sick leave
  • Educational leave
  • Disability Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Health Insurance

Professional Liability Insurance 

Geriatric Psychiatry Fellows are covered while providing services at sites designated for training by the University of California and under the terms of the agreement between the two institutions (VA/UCSD).  The fellow is covered by professional liability insurance as a "trainee".

The University of California, San Diego is self‑insured, and this insurance coverage remains in force throughout the term of the Psychosomatic Medicine Fellowship Training Program. Coverage is provided through the Regents of the University of California's PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL AND HOSPITAL LIABILITY PROGRAM
Type of Coverage: Bodily Injury, Property Damage and Personal Injury. 
Limits: $1,000,000 each occurrence and $3,000,000 aggregate.

 “The California Tort Claims Act requires that the University provide defense and indemnification with respect to claims resulting from acts or omissions of University employees in the course and scope of University employment, except where the employee acted or failed to act because of actual fraud, corruption, or actual malice.”

General Information Regarding The Professional Medical And Hospital Liability Program Provided By The Regents Of The University Of California

Additional Benefits

  • Health, dental, vision insurance for fellow and dependents.
  • UCSD HEAR Program: Provide confidential, online assessment of stress, depression and other related issues.  
  • Access to the library resources of UCSD via internet from offsite
  • Access to UCSD recreational facilities  including indoor and outdoor swimming pools and the SDSU/UCSD Mission Bay Aquatic Center.