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Salary, Benefits, and Resources



Physician and Peer Resident Clinical Mentoring Program
This is a formal mentorship program in the UCSD Diagnostic Radiology Residency 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. 

Physician Well-being resources - Physician Well-Being Committee
Child Care - Bright Horizons Care Advantage
E-learning -  Multiple online resources, some created by UCSD faculty, are available for residents for reference including the Bonepit MSK site and UCSD Clinical Library

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
  • 5 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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