Residency Compensation and B​enefits

Learn more about the benefits program offered at UPMC. 

Insurance and Vacation

  • Health insurance (including dental and vision) 
  • Life insurance 
  • Malpractice insurance coverage and comprehensive liability protection for any malpractice incident arising out of a resident's participation in the educational program. 
  • 20 work days of paid time off/sick time off 
  • Seven paid holidays:
    • New Year's Day
    • Martin Luther King Jr. Day 
    • Memorial Day
    • Independence Day 
    • Labor Day
    • Thanksgiving Day
    • Christmas Day
  • Up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave, in compliance with Family and Medical Leave Act guidelines.

Life and Work

  • Meals while at UPMC Horizon and UPMC Jameson 
  • Free on-site parking at UPMC Horizon and UPMC Jameson 
  • Lab coats • Resident Assistance Program 
  • Accounts to access CERNER offsite
  • Verizon Wireless discount

Education and Travel

  •  Dues/licensure 
  • ACLS/BLS/PALS – when completed within UPMC 
  • NRP and ALSO courses • Reimbursement for COMLEX Step 3/USMLE Step 3 
  • Outside educational programs UPMC/conferences/courses or medical textbooks will be deducted from the resident education allowance. The education allowance is a combined total of $2,000.00 for PGY1 & PGY2, and $1,500.00 for PGY3.