Stipends and Benefits

Residents receive a full range of benefits including health and disability insurance for themselves and dependents, malpractice insurance, a month of vacation, an educational allowance, retirement benefits, and competitive salaries.

Stipend (2018-2019 figures):



In-House Moonlighting: Permanently licensed senior residents who are in good standing may moonlight on the inpatient medicine services and in the NICU.

Educational Allowance:  PGY2’s and above are provided $750 per year (directly deposited into their accounts) to cover educational purchases (e.g. books, conferences).  Interns receive $250.

Resident Retreats:  Both Internal Medicine and Pediatrics host annual retreats, which are 1-2 day events away from the hospital to provide a venue for bonding and socializing among residents.  Additionally, we now have an annual Med-Peds only retreat.

Tuition waiver: Residents who choose to pursue a Masters in Public Health, Health Professions Education, Business Administration, or Clinical and Translational Science may have their tuition waved if enrolled and pursuing a full degree, while they are UIC employees.  Residents may also choose to audit undergraduate classes as well with tuition being waved.