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Salary and Benefits


Resident Physicians (or Post-MDs)
Fiscal Year Rates (7/1/2020)


      Current Scale
Rank Step Annual Monthly
RESIDENT PHYSICIAN I 62,487 5,207.25
II 64,558 5,379.83
III 67,094 5,591.17
IV 69,743 5,811.92
V 72,497 6,041.42
VI 75,295 6,274.58

Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance

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

Vacation, Sick and Education Leave

Up to 12 days of sick leave and 20 days of annual leave are offered. Two extra days for attending the conference are available for the presentation.

Educational Fund

Residents are provided with an annual book fund stipend of $1500 upon completion of appropriate requirements.

White Coats

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


Each resident receives $80 in meal tickets per month.


Parking at UC Irvine Medical Center is by permit only ($70/month). Free parking is provided at the Veterans Affairs Long Beach 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 up to $1000.

Community Discounts

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