School of Medicine

Family Medicine - Residency


The University of Utah Family Medicine Residency Program offers comprehensive and competitive benefits:

Resident Salary

2021 - 2022
    • First Year: $62,588
    • Second Year: $64,898
    • Third Year: $67,340


Paid leave includes three weeks of vacation annually, and one week of paid educational leave during each year of residency. University of Utah recognized holidays are in addition to vacation time. If a resident is scheduled to work on a University recognized holiday, then that resident will receive an additional day off at a later date in exchange. Family leave, parental leave, and/or medical leave may be arranged as determined by GME and ABFM policy. In the case of illness, one week of sick leave is permitted annually.


    • Choice of several health insurance plans, including hospitalization coverage – premium costs are shared between the hospital and the resident for health coverage for the resident and family. Participation in Health Savings Accounts plans and Flexible Spending Accounts are available.
    • Group dental insurance for resident and family at a nominal charge per month.
    • Group term life insurance up to the salary amount but not to exceed $25,000 at no charge. Additional life insurance may be purchased by the resident.
    • Disability insurance for specialty-specific occupation with benefit equal to approximately 66.6% of monthly earnings up to $3,000/month (less benefits from other sources) and built-in cost-of-living rider. Basic policy paid by Hospital. Additional individual coverage may be purchased by the trainee.
    • Malpractice insurance is provided by the hospital for professional activities that are an approved part of the training program.

Retirement Plan Participation

Residents have access to contributions to the University of Utah retirement plan offerings, including 403(b) and 457(b) plans, with Roth and non-Roth options.

Medical Licensing and Certifications

The residency program will pay for costs of USMLE Step 3 or COMLEX Level 3, Utah medical license and controlled substance licenses, and required certifications and re-certifications during residency, including ACLS, NRP, PALS, ALSO (Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics), and buprenorphine waiver training.

Meal Tickets

Meal tickets are provided to residents on inpatient call rotations to cover meals while working.

Educational Allowance/CME

Reimbursement for conferences (including registration fees, and associated costs for travel, meals, and lodging), computers, books, or online educational materials are provided:

    • R1s and R2s: $1,500 total
    • R3s: $1,500
    • Chief Resident: additional $2,500 in R3 year

Professional Memberships

    • Membership in the Utah Medical Association (UMA) provided for no cost to all residents. Membership includes access to free financial counseling services.
    • Membership is provided to the Utah Academy of Family Physicians and American Academy of Family Physicians.
    • Online memberships to UpToDate, DynaMed, Micromedex, and multiple other databases.

Other Benefits

    • Funded overnight wellness retreats at the Deer Valley mountain resort in Park City during the R1 and R2 years.
    • Funded Social/Wellness activities throughout residency.
    • Access to complimentary food and snacks in hospital physician lounges.
    • Other benefits, such as reduced ticket prices and costs for local entertainment, restaurants, and activities, discounts on cell phone plans, reduced University tuition for resident and family, bookstore discounts, and more. For additional information, click: Employee Discount Services

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