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Compensation, Benefits, and Liability Insurance

2023-2024 Academic Year Compensation & Salary Scale

Level Annual
Resident Physician 1 $80,388
Resident Physician 2 $82,695
Resident Physician 3 $85,521
Resident Physician 4 $88,471
Resident Physician 5 $91,652


  • Reimbursement for  Step 3 exam and licensing (PTL and medical license)
  • Health insurance, dental, and vision for residents/fellows and their dependents at no additional cost.
  • Disability and malpractice insurance provided by UCSD.
  • 20 days of paid vacation each year, with additional paid educational days.
  • Leave for illness, family medical emergencies, maternity/paternity per UCSD Internal Medicine House Staff Manual upon Program Director's approval.
  • Food allowance for meals while on call.
  • White lab coats and laundry services.
  • Access to the library resources of UCSD and the VA Medical Center onsite and offsite via internet 
  • Access to UCSD recreational facilities including large indoor and outdoor swimming pools, the SDSU/UCSD Mission Bay Aquatic Center.

Community Psychiatry Track Educational Funding

We financially support educational opportunities for residents in all four years including travel to in-state and national conferences, books or scholarly journal access, and professional development training. This funding is available to PGY1 - PGY4 residents and increases with seniority and for residents that are presenting at a conference.

More Information 

More detailed information regarding leave policy, professional liability insurance, health insurance, living quarters, on-call, meals, uniform and uniform laundering, and visa requirements please refer to the UCSD Medical Center Terms and Conditions of Appointment on the UCSD Office of Medical Graduate Education website.