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.