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Salary & Benefits

Salary Scales by Academic Year (AY)


Level (AY 2023–2024)



Resident Physician 1 $6,699 $80,388
Resident Physician 2 $6,891 $82,695
Resident Physician 3 $7,127 $85,521
Resident Physician 4 $7,373 $88,471

Additional Stipends: $200/month for meals, $750/year for educational expenses (included on October paycheck)


Additional Benefits

  • Step 3, Postgraduate Training License, and Physician and Surgeons License are reimbursable 
  • $50,000 life insurance plan for residents with $100,000 double indemnity clause
  • Health, dental, vision insurance for resident and dependents are at no cost
  • Disability and malpractice insurance provided by UC San Diego at no cost
  • Four (4) weeks of paid vacation each year in two 2-week blocks
  • Four (4) weeks of paid parental bonding leave for each qualifying event
  • Leave for illness, family medical emergencies, and maternity or paternity per UC San Diego Internal Medicine Housestaff Manual upon Program Director's approval
  • White lab coats and white-coat laundry services
  • Access to the library resources of UC San Diego and the VA Medical Center onsite and via internet from offsite


For More Information

More detailed information regarding salary scale, lump sum payments, and Step 3 and Licensing Fee reimbursement is available on the Office of Graduate Medical Education website.