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Salary and Benefits


Resident Physicians (or Post-MDs)
Fiscal Year Rates


      Scale 7/1/2017
Rank Step Annual Monthly
RESIDENT PHYSICIAN I 55,566 4,630.50
II 57,408 4,784.00
III 59,663 4,971.92
IV 62,018 5,168.17
V 64,556 5,379.67
VI 66,955 5,579.58
VII 69,182 5,765.17
VIII 72,823 6,068.58

Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance

Residents are provided with health insurance, including coverage of their dependents, at no cost.

As a reminder, new residents/fellows are automatically enrolled in the UCI benefit package. Returning residents/fellows and their dependents are simply re-enrolled.

Professional Liability Insurance

Residents are provided with professional liability coverage for all activities, which are approved components of the residency program.

Please contact Kristal Connell in the GME Office ( or 714-456-3526) if you should have questions regarding your health benefit plan status, or your active dependents. Our program coordinator, Diana Speaker, also has access to this information.

Vacation, Sick and Education Leave

Up to two weeks of sick leave and four weeks of annual leave, including one week of educational leave, are offered.

Book Fund

Residents are provided with an annual book fund stipend of $750.00 upon completion of appropriate requirements.

White Coats

All house officers receive two white coats at the beginning of their residency.


Each resident receives $60 in meal tickets when rotating at UC Irvine Medical Center.


Parking at UC Irvine Medical Center is by permit only. Free parking is provided at the Veterans Affairs Long Beach Medical Center and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.

Conference Fund

For accepted presentations at a recognized pathology conference within the United States or Canada, residents are eligible for reimbursement of travel expenses and conference fees.

Community Discounts

Residents are eligible for discounts on merchandise, services, and recreational activities at many local businesses.