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Salary and Benefits

So all residency programs have the same benefits right? Wrong. Here at UCSD there is a residents association that works on behalf of the residents and negotiates housestaff salaries and benefits. Because of a strong history of representation, UCSD residents enjoy great benefits.


  • Access from home and hospitals to EPIC, MD Consult, and electronic medical journals
  • $500 book allowance/year (11/15/2018 as negotiated by the Housestaff Union)
  • $5,900 housing stipend/year (11/15/2018 as negotiated by the Housestaff Union)
  • Lab coats and laundry service
  • Step 3 of USMLE and Medical Licensing Fees
  • DEA license paid for by UCSD
  • Leadership conference for senior residents
  • Travel to conferences when presenting poster or paper
  • Malpractice Insurance covered by training program
  • Tax-deferred retirement plan (403(b) plan)
  • Four weeks paid vacation per year
  • Maternity/Paternity leave
  • Sick leave 


More information and current salaries can be found on the Graduate Medical Education website