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Stipends and Reimbursements

​Salary and Benefits

Please visit UCSD’s Office of Graduate Medical Education (OGME) House Officer webpage for detailed information. 

Please note that UCSD House Staff is paid monthly (generally on the first of each month for the preceding month’s work).

Housing

UCSD provides House Staff members with a housing stipend of $6,000 annually. This amount is negotiated as part of the House Staff contract by your Union representation and will be re-addressed in the 2021 contract negotiation (typically contracts are re-negotiated every three years). This stipend is paid in two lump sums of $3,000, usually in October and March. This stipend is distributed via payroll and is, therefore, taxed.

Education

The UCSD Pathology Department provides an annual educational stipend. PGY 1 Residents receive $1,500 and PGY 2-4 receive a $300 annual deposit. These funds do not expire until the end of training and will accumulate if not used. These funds are accessible via reimbursement for any items that are related to your graduate medical education (e.g., personal texts, laptops, tablets). 

 UCSD provides House Staff members with an additional educational stipend of $500 annually. This amount is negotiated as part of the House Staff contract by your Union representation and will be re-addressed in the 2021 contract negotiation (typically contracts are re-negotiated every three years). This stipend is paid in two lump sums of $250, usually in October and March. This stipend is distributed via payroll and is, therefore, taxed. 

Travel

The UCSD Pathology Department is happy to fund up to two trips* per academic year for Residents who are presenting work at national conferences. These funds are extraneous to your educational funds. Eligible expenses include meeting registration, poster printing, flight, hotel, ground transportation and meals (if not included in registration).  

*Please note that the ACGME limits educational days to 5 per academic year. Therefore, days away from training (weekdays) must be limited to 5 and are not rolled over to the following year.  

License and Step 3 Fees

UCSD Medical Center covers the expense of applying for and maintaining your California Medical License, including the Post-Graduate Training License (PTL) and the Full/Unrestricted Medical License, within the timeframe that the licenses are required for your training position. Fees associated with applying are reimbursed through the Graduate Medical Education Office. PTL Licensing is generally reimbursed in combination with USMLE Step 3 fees if all required documentation is submitted by the OGME’s processing deadline.  


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