Rural Family Medicine Residency Benefits


2017 – 2018

  • 1st Year – $52,000
  • 2nd Year – $53,000
  • 3rd Year – $54,000


  • Personal leave
    • Vacation: 12 days per year (accrue 8 hours per month available after 6 months of employment)
    • Floating Holiday: 6 days of Floating Holiday (48 hours total) that can be used however you choose
    • Sick leave: 12 days per year (accrue 8 hours per month)
    • Holidays: ‘Closed clinic’ holidays provided
  • Medical insurance coverage provided for resident, spouse and children
  • Dental coverage provided for resident
  • Moving allowance of $1,500
  • Complimentary access to onsite fitness center
  • Reserved resident parking at all hospitals
  • Pension/profit sharing plan
  • Life insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Professional liability insurance
  • Accidental death and dismemberment
  • Complementary meals while on call at CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital – Sulphur Springs


  • Discretionary funds available up to $500 to pay for USMLE Step 3 exam
  • Funds available up to $700 toward expenses for Texas Medical License
  • Personal IBM Thinkpad laptop computer
  • $500 book allowance per year
  • Complimentary memberships to:
    • American Academy of Family Physicians
    • Texas Academy of Family Physicians
    • Smith County Medical Society
    • Texas Medical Association
  • Registration paid for ACLS, ATLS and PALS courses
  • One program sponsored trip per year to HealthFind/Rural Health Initiatives
  • Biomedical library services include Medline and inter-library loan program
  • Complimentary lunch with daily noon conference and meals when on-call
  • Four personalized lab coats and two personalized sets of scrubs, plus laundering


  • Moonlighting is WIDELY available to licensed 2nd and 3rd year residents
  • Positions are available at UT Health as well as in many surrounding Northeast Texas towns
  • Hourly rates average $65 and up