Resident Benefits


For Fiscal Year 2016-17, the following annual stipends are granted to each resident based on their PGY level:

  PGY1 Residents       $52,680
   PGY2 Residents       $54,540
     PGY3 Residents       $56,400

Other resident benefits include:
  • $750 educational support (CME funds) available in second and third year
  • Paid certification courses: AAFP Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics Provider Course (ALSO), AAP Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP), &  AHA Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS).
  • Access to online medical resources, the UIC medical library & online journals
  • Tuition waivers for graduate work at UIC. Options for training in the School of Public Health, including Master’s in Public Health, Master’s in Health Professionals Education, and others.
  • Four weeks (20 week days) of paid vacation in each post graduate year
  • Five additional days available in second and third year for educational conferences, workshops, seminars
  • Resident presentations at conferences are eligible for additional funding.
  • Maternity / Paternity Leave: Maternity or Paternity Leave may be taken as a combination of vacation and sick time.
  • Potential accruals of vacation and sick time:
     Vacation Days 20
     Sick Days (1-3 yrs accrual) 24-72
     Total 49-92


  • Eligibility for comprehensive health care and dental care coverage (nominal monthly fee)
  • Supplemental stipend for partial coverage of dependents enrolled in health care/dental care plan
  • Access to campus-based child care
  • Long-term disability coverage
  • Life insurance benefit of one year’s stipend
  • Enrollment in the tax-deferred State University Retirement System (SURS)
  • Professional liability insurance while performing educational duties
  • Employee Assistance Services for counseling and referral services
  • Lab coats, scrubs and laundry service
  • Meal allowance


For additional information regarding resident benefits, please visit the UIC Graduate Medical Education benefits information site.