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Salary, Benefits, and Resources



  •  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.  


Post Graduate Year
2020-21 Salary
​PGY 1
​PGY 2
​PGY 3
​PGY 4
​PGY 5
​PGY 6
​PGY 7
​PGY 8


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


Education Benefits
Other Benefits
  • $750/year education stipend, $1000y year conference funding if presenting
  • Tuition for the ACR RLI Leadership, Economics, and Informatics Courses
  • 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 
  • Planned salary increase in of +6%, +4%, +4% per year in the upcoming 3 years.
  • $6000 housing stipend (2021-2022), with planned housing stipend increase to $8K, +9K, +10K in the upcoming 3 years
  • New meal stipend of $100/month, $150/month, $200/month in the upcoming 3 years
  • New fully paid family bonding for 4 weeks per occurrence
  • 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
  • Many department and residency sponsored social events
  • 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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