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Residency Compensation and B​enefits

Learn more about the benefits program offered at UPMC. 

Insurance and Vacation

  • Health insurance (including dental and vision) 
  • Life insurance 
  • Malpractice insurance coverage and comprehensive liability protection for any malpractice incident arising out of a resident's participation in the educational program. 
  • 20 workdays of paid time off for vacation, sickness, personal time
  • Holidays — Seven observed each year (New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas).
  • Up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave, in compliance with Family and Medical Leave Act guidelines.

Life and Work

  • Supplemental Meal Allowance
  • Free on-site parking at UPMC Horizon and UPMC Jameson
  • Lab coats
  • Resident Assistance Program
  • Verizon Wireless discount

Education and Travel

  •  Dues/licensure 
  • ACLS/BLS/PALS – when completed within UPMC 
  • NRP and ALSO courses • Reimbursement for COMLEX Step 3/USMLE Step 3 
  • Outside educational programs UPMC/conferences/courses or medical textbooks will be deducted from the resident education allowance. The education allowance is a combined total of $2,000.00 for PGY1 & PGY2, and $1,500.00 for PGY3.