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Salary & Benefits

Salary Scale

Academic Year 2023-2024

  • PGY 1: $80,388
  • PGY 2: $82,695
  • PGY 3: $85,521
  • PGY 4: $88,471
  • PGY 5: $91,652


  • Reimbursement for  Step 3 exam and licensing (PTL and medical license)
  • Health, dental, vision insurance for resident and dependents at no 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 via internet from offsite.
  • Access to UCSD recreational facilities including large indoor and outdoor swimming pools and the SDSU/UCSD Mission Bay Aquatic Center.

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 is provided in the UCSD Medical Center Terms and Conditions of Appointment on the Office of Graduate Medical Education.