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University of Utah Paid Benefits

The following stipend schedule has been approved for the house staff year 2020–2021:

Level of Training Stipend
PGY-1 $61,061
PGY-2 $63,315
PGY-3 $65,697
PGY-4 $68,627
PGY-5 $71,087
PGY-6 $75,129
PGY-7 $77,209
PGY-8 $81,612

The following trainee benefits are expected to be:

  • Three weeks (15 working days) of paid annual vacation, and one week (5 working days) of paid annual personal/professional development time which must be scheduled with the approval of the Program Director. Both vacation and personal/professional development time is non-accruing.
  • Choice of health insurance plans, including hospitalization coverage – premium costs are shared between the Hospital and the trainee for health coverage for the trainee and family.
  • Group dental insurance for trainee 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 trainee.
  • 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.
  • Utah Medical Association (UMA) membership provided for all trainees. Membership includes financial counseling and other benefits.
  • Other benefits, such as reduced tuition, bookstore discount, and others as offered to all University employees.