Fellow Salary and Benefits


Fellows receive vacation leave of 20 working days paid per year, plus University-designated holidays.

Sick Leave

Fellows receive sick leave of 24 calendar days paid per year.

University Holidays

Fellows are entitled to holidays recognized by the University of Illinois (currently, Christmas, New Year’s, ML King’s Birthday, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, and Thanksgiving.)

Health Insurance

Comprehensive health care coverage, including dental care, is available to fellows and their dependents. Coverage is effective on the first day of employment. Individual coverage is subject to a nominal monthly charge. While the University charges for family coverage through payroll deduction, the College of Medicine adjusts the fellow’s stipend to partially cover the cost of family health insurance premiums. The GME Office can provide detailed information.

Disability Insurance

Disability insurance provides income during any period in which an eligible fellow is unable to work due to disease or accident. Coverage is provided, free to the fellow.

Malpractice Insurance

Covered at 100%

Life Insurance

Benefit of one year’s stipend, provided at no charge.

Medical Information Resources

Free at-home access to all on-line library services, including UpToDate (at the VA), MD Consult, Harrison’s On-Line, Medline, PubMed and Ovid Full-Text Journals.

Additional Benefits

Parking at a discounted rate, free dry cleaning for lab coats, and meal tickets, when on call.