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Salary & Benefits

UCSD Pediatric residents are compensated according to the UCSD Medical Center housestaff salary scale. In support of our residents education and well-being, we also provide residents with educational resources, research grant funds and other benefits listed below.

Educational Support

  • Access from home and hospitals to electronic medical journals
  • Institutional subscription to Up-To-Date
  • White coats and laundry service
  • PALS/NRP certification
  • Reimbursement for USMLE Step 3 and initial medical licensing fees
  • DEA license paid for by UCSD during training
  • AAP membership, including PREP and Peds In Review    
  • Leadership training retreats for all residents
  • Travel to conferences when presenting poster or paper
  • Intramural research funding for residents

Salary (2022-2023)

​$78,515 /year 
​$81,232 /year


  • $750 Eduction stipend/year
  • Excellent Health, Life, Disability, Dental, and Vision Care insurance benefits for residents and their spouse/domestic partner/dependents
  • Insurance - health, dental, and vision
  • Noon Conference and Saturday Morning Wards Breakfast Meals provided at Rady’s 
  • Malpractice Insurance covered by training program
  • Tax-deferred retirement plan (403(b) plan)
  • Free parking at most sites
  • Taxi service for post-call transportation if residents are too tired to drive home


  • Four weeks paid vacation + 4 days around Christmas or New Years
  • Maternity/Paternity leave
  • Sick leave ​

Link to the UCSD Graduate Medical Education Website

Housestaff Policies & Guidelines

Information about UCSD policies and procedures, housestaff benefits, licensure and registration is available on the Office of Graduate Medical Education  website.

Sample Documents

Sample Contract UCSD Terms and Conditions 


Links to External Application Websites