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Salary, Benefits, and Leave

Per the American Board of Urology, each program may provide sick leave and vacation leave for the resident in accordance with institutional policy. However, a resident must work forty-six (46) weeks each year of residency, that is, one year of credit must include at least forty-six weeks of full -time urologic education. Vacation or leave time may not be accumulated to reduce the total training requirement. If a circumstance occurs in which a resident does not work the required forty-six in one year, the program director must submit a plan to the ABU for approval on how the training will be made up, which may require an extension of the residency. Leave for education/scientific conferences are at the discretion of the program director.

2022-2023 Trainee Compensation Rates for ACGME-Accredited Programs

PGY Level Base Annual with Disability Life Benefits* Monthly*
PGY 1
56,592.00
57,252.00
4,771.00
PGY 2
58,704.00
59,364.00
4,947.00
PGY 3
60,600.00
61,260.00
5,105.00
PGY 4
63,120.00
63,780.00
5,315.00
PGY 5
65,700.00
66,360.00
5,530.00
PGY 6
67,980.00
68,640.00
5,720.00
PGY 7
70,464.00
71,124.00
5,927.00

*In addition to the base salary, those residents participating in the disability and group life insurance programs provided through GME currently receive an additional $660 per year for disability and life insurance benefits as shown above in Column 3.  Residents not participating do not receive this stipend.

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

Fringe benefits include:

Library Resources

Residents and fellows have access to the UTHSC Library.  This includes catalog and database searches, e-books, e-journal finder, and study carrels. Please contact the library to get an access code for use with all on-line services of the library.

Insurance

Residents and fellows may obtain healthcare (health, dental, and vision), life, and disability insurance. A detailed overview of insurance is available on the GME Insurance page.

University Health also offers a number of services to support employees, including housestaff.  

See GME Policy #230 and #240 (Protection Against Liability) for more information.

Leave

Residents and fellows may take up to:

  • three (3) weeks of annual leave per a twelve-month period
  • three (3) weeks of sick leave per a twelve-month period
  • up to 10 days per twelve-month period for educational leave (granted with the approval of the Program Director)
  • up to 12 weeks FMLA and/or four months leave (paid or unpaid) for the birth or adoption of a child
  • three (3) days of paid leave for the death of an immediate family member
See GME Policy #220 for specifics on leave.

GME Policies and Procedures

A full list of resident/fellow Policies and Procedures is available on the GME web site.

May 26, 2022