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Salary, Benefits, and Resources

Resources


Mentorship

  • Physician and Peer Resident Clinical Mentoring Program -  Upon starting radiology residency, each resident is matched with a senior resident mentor (big sib-little sib program) who facilitates residents’ transition to UCSD, and a faculty mentor who provides support and guidance throughout residency training. Additionally, residents and faculty are each others’ informal mentors throughout one’s time at UCSD and beyond.  

Salary

Post Graduate Year
2020-21 Salary
​PGY 1
$60,719
​PGY 2
​$62,731
​PGY 3
​$65,196
​PGY 4
​$67,769
​PGY 5
​$70,543
​PGY 6
​$73,164
​PGY 7
​$75,597
​PGY 8
​$79,576

Moonlighting

Multiple moonlighting opportunities (contrast reaction monitoring) are offered through UCSD and other local healthcare groups for all resident levels, subject to licensing eligibility.

Benefits

Education Benefits
Other Benefits
  • $500/year education stipend 
  • Medical board licensing fees 
  • USMLE Step 3 application fees 
  • DEA fees
  • Average of 10 days off per year to attend conferences!
  • Radprimer, e-Anatomy, StatDx, UpToDate, and Clinical Key
  • Brant and Helms’ Fundamentals of Diagnostic Radiology 
  • $6000 housing stipend (2021-2022)
  • 2 embroidered lab coats/year with on-site laundry service
  • 1 embroidered fleece at the beginning of R1 year
  • Great medical, dental, and vision insurance for yourself and dependents (link)
  • Disability, Malpractice, and Life Insurance provided by the university
  • Retirement benefits through Fidelity
  • Meals on call
  • Additional UC system benefits include inexpensive access to UCSD recreational facilities
  • Reduced tuition for UCSD courses
  • Substantial discounts or free access to computer software
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