Graduate Medical Education Residency Benefits

Benefits may vary from program to program. Candidates/Residents in any program should clarify their specific benefits with the program coordinator.

Salary *

The pay schedule for AY2022-2023 is:

  • PGY-1: $57,000
  • PGY-2: $58,000
  • PGY-3: $59,000
  • PGY-4: $60,000
  • PGY-5: $61,000
  • PGY-6: $62,000

* residents are paid the first of each month


  • Medical insurance coverage provided for resident with no premium (may add dependents as applicable)
  • Dental coverage provided for resident with no premium
  • Life insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Accidental death and dismemberment
  • Professional liability insurance

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Vacation, Sick Leave and Holidays

  • Vacation: 12 days per academic year (accrue 8 hours each month; available to take after 6 months of employment)
  • Sick leave:  12 days per year (accrue 8 hours each month)
  • Holidays:  Clinics are closed on holidays. Other observed holidays are specific to program and rotation. Holidays worked will be compensated in most cases.
  • Floating Holidays:  Up to 7 days per fiscal year (available September 1 of each year) to be used however you choose. (Residents may use floating holidays during the 6-month ‘probation’ period in which vacation days are accruing, but cannot yet be used.)

Educational *

  • Laptop computer during residency
  • Pub Med and Up-To-Date provided by HSC
  • Registration paid for applicable certification courses (ex. ACLS)
  • Funds available up to $500 toward Step 3 or COMLEX 3 exam
  • Funds available up to $700 toward Texas Medical License
  • Funds available up to $500 per academic year for books and other approved educational resources

* May not apply to all programs. Please clarify with program coordinator.

Miscellaneous *

  • Pension/profit sharing plan
  • Free resident parking at most hospitals
  • Complimentary access to workout facility
  • Personalized lab coats and/or scrubs

* May not apply to all programs. Please clarify with program coordinator.


  • With program director approval, moonlighting opportunities are available to residents who have obtained a Texas Medical Board license.