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Compensation, Benefits, and Liability Insurance

2020-2021 Academic Year Compensation & Salary Scale

Level Monthly Annual
Resident Physician 1 $4,672 $60,719
Resident Physician 2 $4,824 $62,731
Resident Physician 3 $5,016 $65,196
Resident Physician 4 $5,213 $67,769
Resident Physician 5 $5,428 $70,543


  • Additional stipends: $500 per year for educational days, $5,800 per year for housing, $810 for initial licensing.
  • 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 through the UCSD Virtual Private Network (VPN).
  • Access to UCSD recreational facilities including large indoor and outdoor swimming pools, the SDSU/UCSD Mission Bay Aquatic Center.

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.

Professional Liability Insurance

Community Psychiatry Fellows are covered by professional liability insurance as "trainees." The University of California, San Diego is self‑insured, and this insurance coverage remains in force throughout the term of the Community Psychiatry Fellowship Training Program. Coverage is provided through the Regents of the University of California's Professional Medical and Hospital Liability Program.

Additional Information

For more detailed information please refer to the UCSD Medical Center Terms and Conditions of Appointment which can be found on the UCSD Office of Medical Graduate Education website.