Residency Program: Stipends and Benefits

Summary of Benefits



Insurance Benefits

Shared Cost

  • Medical Plan including Vision (employee and family)
  • Dental Plan (employee and family)
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Professional Liability (limited to residency training activities)

Optional Employee-Paid

  • Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Supplemental Long-Term Disability
  • Discounts on Auto & Home Insurance
  • Retirement Investment Fund

For additional information contact the UW Benefits Office or read the UW Summary of Benefits for Residents and Fellows available on the UW GME website.


Additional Stipends & Benefits

  • Home Call Stipend of $1150 paid as a lump sum in the first month of each academic year
  • Meal reimbursement: Residents working in-house for 12 hours or longer receive reimbursement for the coast of 1 meal. Residents on home-call who are called back into the hospital for patient care duties also receive reimbursement for 1 meal
  • Each resident is allotted $350 per year to spend on items that enrich their professional development. Unspent funds roll over to a maximum of $1,000
  • Each resident is allotted a Travel Fund of  $1,600 per academic year for traveling to conferences to present or take part in advocacy work 
  • The cost of required Washington Medical Licenses and USMLE/COMLEX exams are reimbursed in full by the program
  • UW Residents qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program (PSLF). Information about the program can be found here
  • Additional benefits associated with the Resident Union, the University of Washington House Staff Association. The full union contract can be viewed here
  • Access to UW Carelink, a service that connects you with experts who help you or your family members navigate life’s challenges You get free, confidential access to guidance consultants who provide:
    • Counseling
    • Legal advice
    • Financial guidance
    • Elder care assistance
    • Work-Life solutions
    • Consultation for managers
    • Critical and traumatic incident response services
    • Departmental trainings and workshops
  • GME Wellness Service
  • The Whole U, The Whole U is for and by the UW, The Whole U launched in January 2014 to foster community, promote holistic wellness, and share the great perks available to UW faculty and staff
  • Childcare & Parenting Resources
  • UW Transportation Commute Planner to create a personalized plan for your commute to work
  • Quarterly Biking Stipend for residents who commute by bike


Vacation & Time Off

Residents are allotted 21 days of vacation time off per year (15 weekdays and 6 weekend days). Residents accrue 17 days of sick leave per academic year (12 weekdays and 5 weekend days), and sick leave rolls over year to year. Residents are guaranteed 5 days of Educational or Professional leave per academic year to attend conferences, board exams, and fellowship interviews, with an additional 5 days granted at the discretion of the program director.

Residents also receive one paid personal holiday and two unpaid holidays per calendar year for reasons of faith or conscious.  

UWMC observes 10 holidays per year.