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General Surgery Residency Salary & Benefits

Salary Scale

Resident Physician Annual
Pay Level 1 $80,388
Pay Level 2 $82,695
Pay Level 3 $85,521
Pay Level 4 $88,471
Pay Level 5 $91,652
Pay Level 6 $94,657
Pay Level 7 $97,446
Pay Level 8 $102,008
Chief Resident Stipend $900.00


Benefits Overview

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

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.

Two 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 La Jolla 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.

The VA Hospital, Kaiser Permanente, Children's Hospital, and City of Hope offer free parking. UC San Diego Medical Center offers Staff B-Parking permits for $81/mo or $972/yr.


More Information

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

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