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Salary & Benefits

​Annual Salary


2020 - 2021

FEL 4 - 1st Year


FEL 5 - 2nd Year


FEL 6  - 3rd Year


Housestaff Benefits

Leave Policy

Fellows are entitled to four (4) weeks of paid vacation each year. Vacations are scheduled in advance to allow coverage and cancellation of continuity clinics. Additional leave for illness, family medical emergencies, or maternity/paternity may be taken according to UCSD GME policy.

Insurance Coverage

Group health insurance and disability plans are available to fellows and their dependents, as well as dental and vision coverage, provided as an employee benefit with NO COST to the fellow or his/her dependents.

There is a $40,000 life insurance plan for the fellow, which includes a double indemnity clause of $80,000 and is provided by the University at no cost to the fellow. Malpractice insurance is also provided by the University.

Library Resources

Fellows have access to the library resources of UCDS and the San Diego VA Medical Center. UCSD Library access is available offsite via the Internet.

Housing and Education Stipend

Fellows for 2019-2020 will receive a $5,900 housing stipend and $500 education stipend.


At UCSD Medical Center, there is a 50% reduction in the cost of parking for fellows. At the VA Medical Center, parking is free.

Campus Facilities

Fellows also have access to recreational facilities available to students to the main UCSD campus, including the large indoor and outdoor swimming pools at the SDSU/UCSD Mission Bay Aquatics Center.

More detailed information regarding Leave Policy, Professional Liability Insurance, Health Insurance, uniform and uniform laundering is provided in the UCSD Medical Center Terms and Conditions of Appointment on the Office of Graduate Medical Education Web site.