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General Surgery Residency - Salary & Benefits

Resident Level Monthly Salary Annual Salary
Resident Physician 1 $4,190.25 $50,283.00
Resident Physician 2 $4,333.67  $52,004.00
Resident Physician 3 $4,504.17 $54,050.00
Resident Physician 4 $4,696.33 $56,356.00
Resident Physician 5 $4,889.92 $58,679.00
Resident Physician 6 $5,090.92 $61,091.00
Resident Physician 7 $5,254.83 $63,058.00
Resident Physician 8 $5,406.00 $64,872.00
Chief Resident $50.00 $600.00

Educational Stipend
An educational and housing stipend of $3,000 is given to all residents by the UC San Diego House Staff Association.

Licensing Fees
All Medical Board Licensing Fees and USMLE Step III application fees are paid for by the UC San Diego House Staff Association.

Vacation
Four weeks of paid vacation are offered per year. Additional leave for illness, family medical emergencies, or maternity/paternity may be taken according to written policy in the UCSD House Officer Policy and Procedure Document (HOPPD).

Insurance Coverage
Health insurance with Blue Cross and disability plans are available to resident physicians and their dependents, as well as dental and vision coverage, provided as an employment benefit with NO COST to the resident or his/her dependents.

Life Insurance
There is a $40,000 life insurance plan for the resident physician, which includes a double indemnity clause of $80,000, and is provided by the University at no cost to the resident. Malpractice insurance is also provided by the University.

Uniforms
Three lab coats with embroidery are provided yearly. Laundering services are provided by the Linen’s department.

On-Call Meals
On-Call meal points are provided at the VA Hospital based on the number of call nights. At UC San Diego Thornton and Hillcrest a preset amount of money is provided for the year.

Library Resources
Residents have full access to UC San Diego and VA libraries. This includes access to all libraries on the UC San Diego campus with full offsite access. There is also full off-site access available via the internet.

Parking
The VA Hospital, Kaiser Permanente, Children’s Hospital, and City of Hope offer free parking. Scripps Green offers reimbursed parking. UC San Diego Medical Center offers a 50% reduction in the cost of parking.

See the House Office Policy and Procedures Document (HOPPD) for further information.