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Emergency Medicine Residency Salary and Benefits

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Annual $58,716 $60,780 $62,856
Monthly $4,893 $5,065 $5,238

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All UIC EM residents receive a $750 education stipend from the GME Office. The residency program pays for residents to attend the following annual conferences.

  • ICEP
  • CORD
  • ACEP (All PGY2, EM PGY3 & IM/EM PGY5)
  • SAEM, ACOEP, AAEM for those who have a poster accepted

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Your time outside of residency is as important as the time you spend in it. Our residents receive four weeks of vacation each year and can request when those vacations are scheduled, just like rotations.

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Wellness is at the heart of everything we do and our program emphasizes mentorship, advocacy, community and relationship building. Protected wellness events include:

  • Second-year retreat
  • Second-year AAEM
  • Third-year ACEP
  • Post ITE celebration

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Journal Club

Our residents and attendings participate in monthly journal club meetings.

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Resident with mentor

UIC EM supports the importance of mentorship throughout your three years with us. As a new resident, you will be paired with two mentors, including a faculty and senior resident mentor.