Salary, Benefits, and Leave

2016-2017 Resident Compensation Rates for ACGME-Accredited Programs

PGY Level Base Annual with Disability
Life Benefits *
Monthly *
PGY 1 $49,600.00 $50,200.00 $4,183.33
PGY 2 $51,400.00 $52,000.00 $4,333.33
PGY 3 $53,000.00 $53,600.00 $4,466.67
PGY 4 $55,300.00 $55,900.00 $4,658.33
PGY 5 $57,000.00 $57,600.00 $4,800.00
PGY 6 $59,400.00 $60,000.00 $5,000.00
PGY 7 $61,900.00 $62,500.00 $5,208.33

*In addition to the base salary, those residents participating in the disability and group life insurance programs provided through GME currently receive an additional $600 per year for disability and life insurance benefits as shown above in Column 3. 

For more resident salary information, please see GME Policy #210.

Fringe benefits include:


Residents may take up to three (3) weeks of annual leave per year. Annual leave is not accumulated from year to year. Residents do not receive pay for unused annual leave.

Educational Leave

Educational leave can be taken during fellowship with approval from the Program Director.

Sick Leave

Fellows accumulate three (3) weeks of sick leave per year. Sick leave is non-cumulative from year to year. Residents are not paid for unused sick leave.

Parental Leave

Parental leave is available to residents for the birth or adoption of a child. Sick leave and annual leave may be used in order for the resident's salary to continue. Additional time is permitted with the approval of the Program Director and will be leave without pay. Due to ASCO/ASH rules, time off may delay completion of the fellowship.

Contact Us

Division of Hematology & Oncology

Site contact:
Janet Herriman
Residency Coordinator
956 Court St.  Suite H310A
Coleman Building
Memphis, TN  38163

A division of the
Dept of Internal Medicine