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Resident Salary and Benefits

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  1. GME Education Fund: Through GME, UI Health provides an education stipend of $2500 for PGY1s, and $3000 for PGY2-3s.  The stipend is paid in the residents’ monthly check.
  2. Step 3 Exam Fee Reimbursement: The program will pay for Categorical residents’ Step 3 examination fee.
  3. Temporary Licensing Fee Reimbursement: The program will reimburse the residents’ temporary license application fee.
  4. Department of Medicine Professional Fund: Residents will receive funding to present their UIC-affiliated abstract at professional society meetings.
  5. BLS and ACLS certification course: The program will schedule and pay for on campus BLS and ACLS certification courses for the residents.
  6. Bi-weekly Program Director office hours
  7. Dedicated Residency Tracks with unique extracurricular events, development, networking, and benefits: Specialized Tracks in Leaders for Local Change, Innovation in Technology in Medicine, Academic Internal Medicine, Global Health Advocates and Scholars Tracks, and Medical Education
  8. Dedicated Research Time: Option for dedicated research half days during outpatient Y block
  9. Paid Curriculum Enhancements
    a. Procedural training and debriefing sessions at the Simulation and Integrative Learning Center
    b. Gaples Institute’s training on “Nutrition Science for Health and Longevity: What Every Physician Needs to Know”
  10. Paid tuition for residents seeking MPH degree.
  11. Volunteering Opportunities at UIC Student Run Free Clinic
  12. Interview Preparation Panel: The chiefs residents organize a panel of faculty interviewers to excel at fellowship and post-residency interviewing.
  13. Fellowship, Academic, and General Medicine panels: The chief residents organize faculty panels, so residents can learn about fellowship specialties and general medicine careers, including hospital medicine and primary care.
  14. Ideas on Tap Research Mixer: The Department of Medicine organizes an annual poster presentation event for residents to present their scholarly activities and network with faculty.
  15. Paid ACP Membership: The program pays for all categorical, and combined MED/PEDS and IM/EM residents’ American College of Physicians (ACP) membership during their training. Residents receive the MKSAP question bank at a discounted rate and ACP conference attendance is paid for.
  16. Paid subscription to MedStudy for resident access to IM Board Review videos and syllabi.

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  1. Vacation and wellness days: Residents receive four weeks of paid vacation each year plus four program-specific additional Wellness Days.
  2. OnZar International: Variety of Chicago sports and theater tickets provided by senior associate program director, Dr Zar.
  3. UIC Family Leave Policy: Residents are supported during the time surrounding new parenthood by providing with a comprehensive and personalized plan for protected family leave.
  4. Annual overnight retreat for each PGY class: The Program Directors and Chief Residents host an overnight retreat for each class at an offsite hotel in the fall.
  5. Wellness Events are scheduled frequently throughout the year by the program’s Wellness Committee and Associate Program Directors
  6. Discounted gym memberships: Residents can join the on-campus UIC gym (medical and undergraduate campus access) for $28 a month, and can get discounted membership at Chicago Athletic Club gyms throughout the city.
  7. “Undeniably Incredible Care (U.I.C.)” Awards are bestowed at monthly resident meetings.
  8. Catered meals provided by the Department:
    1. 24-hour coffee provided in resident lounge
    2. Lunch 3x/week at all resident noon conference
    3. Lunch at monthly all resident meeting,
    4. Dinner at quarterly faculty-hosted Journal Clubs
  9. Meal Allowance: Through GME, UI Health provides $1200 annually to all residents. The stipend is paid in the residents’ monthly check.
  10. VA Meals: Sandwiches/snacks are provided in the on-call kitchen at the VA. Full meals are provided at the inpatient cafeteria for inpatient teams.
  11. Ride Share Reimbursement: The GME fatigue mitigation transportation reimbursement program is for trainees too fatigued to drive home safely at the end of an on-call shift. Trainees have the option to utilize a transportation service (app-based) from the hospital following a shift to and from their verifiable home address.

Daily Internal Moonlighting: All permanently licensed PGY-3 residents on a non-admitting rotation are eligible for paid moonlighting. A variety of daily opportunities are available. Residents can earn $1400 per medicine shifts and $1800 for MICU shifts.

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A sample contract may be found here: sample contract

2024-2025 Stipends

  • PGY 1  $ 68,721.84
  • PGY 2  $ 71,134.68
  • PGY 3  $ 73,568.16
  • PGY 4  $ 76,251.36
  • PGY 5  $ 79,433.64

UIH residents who include dependents on their State/University health insurance will receive an additional stipend as partial reimbursement of the cost of health insurance for dependents*. For the current fiscal year (FY24), the maximum reimbursement is $141.00 for one dependent and $177.00 for two or more dependents.

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