Compensation and Benefits

Compensation 2016-2017

PGY-1 $55,837.08
PGY-2 $58,928.48
PGY-3 $61,316.32


  • Three weeks (15 business days) paid vacation and 5 days paid time off
  • Up to one week (5 business days) paid educational leave
  • Six-week paid maternity leave
  • One-week paternity leave using paid time off days
  • Health insurance, vision coverage, dental for resident and family
  • Malpractice insurance (occurrence policy)
  • Life insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Retirement Plan (optional)
  • Free parking at UPMC McKeesport
  • $1,000 Annual Educational Stipend for PGY-1 residents
  • $1,500 Annual Educational Stipend for PGY-2/3 residents
  • Relocation Allowance up to $2,500
  • Reimbursement for Step 3 examination (first attempt, during first year)
  • PGY-2 residents are supported to attend the national American College of Physicians (ACP) meeting or the Society of Hospital Medicine meeting┬áduring their second year of residency within their educational stipend.
  • PGY-3 residents are supported for a board review meeting within their educational stipend.
  • Reimbursement for regional and national meetings if selected for poster or oral presentations according to policy

No-Cost Certifications

  • Certification and re-certification training in Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life

Support (ACLS)

  • Crisis team training provided via simulation technology
  • Central venous cannulation courses provided

Other Perks

  • Lab coats provided yearly
  • Free access to the fitness center at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Lunch provided daily in on-site cafeteria

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