Stipend & Benefits

The stipend for trainees is based upon the appropriate Post Graduate Year (PGY) in the appointed training program, according to the minimum number of years required for specialty or subspecialty Board certification.



Housestaff are paid bi-weekly, receiving 26 paychecks per year.

July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019
Program Level Annual Stipend Biweekly
Medical/Dental PGY 1
Pharmacy PGY 1
Clinical Psychology PGY 1
Chaplaincy ALL $48,630 $1,870

Note: Please review our Stipend policy for information on how we assign PGY salary levels.



Policies and Benefits applicable to Housestaff include:


Trainee appointments are made for no more than one year and are renewed based upon the recommendation of the appropriate program director.

Liability Insurance

All residents of the Medical Center are provided malpractice insurance through the Office of Risk Management. This policy provides coverage for alleged acts of medical negligence (both commission and omission) only if the alleged negligent act was performed in the scope of employment at the University of Virginia Medical Center or one of its affiliated health care facilities. Coverage is not extended for employment opportunities which you seek or arrange on your own (i.e., moonlighting). For additional information, please contact the Office of Risk Management at (434)-924-5595.

Temporary Licensure

All medical housestaff are required to obtain an Intern and Residency Training License in the State of Virginia to practice while employed in an internship/residency/fellowship training program. Practice under this license is confined strictly to persons who are bonafide patients within the hospital or who receive treatment and advice in an organized outpatient department of the hospital. Intern and Residency Training licenses are issued annually. The license fee is paid by the hospital and issuance/renewal is coordinated by the Graduate Medical Education Office. Information on securing a permanent medical license may be obtained from the Virginia Board of Medicine in Richmond. Trainees with permanent licenses are requested to share their license information with the Graduate Medical Education Office.

Dental Benefits

Dental Benefits

Vacations and Leaves of Absence

Please refer to the attached policy.

Parking & Annual Cash Benefit

All trainees wishing to park motor vehicles on University of Virginia property must request a parking permit from the GME Office and pay a monthly parking fee directly to UVa Parking and Transportation. Parking permits are issued for one year and must be renewed annually.

All trainees are provided an annual cash benefit intended to be used for reimbursement of UVa parking fees; if a trainee does not require parking, however, the benefit may be used for athletic membership or the cafeteria meal card. The cash benefit is based on the annual cost of parking and is added to trainee earnings via a biweekly payroll adjustment. The cash benefit is applied to 24 pay periods and is received as a fixed amount which is added to gross income.


Lab Coats

Scrubs and two lab coats are provided at no cost through Linen Services, Level 0, University Hospital.

On-Call Suite

Located at Level 0, University Hospital, restricted to GME trainees only. Features include call rooms (assigned and float), a gym, kitchen lounge, lactation room and shower facilities.

University Intramural Facilities

Visit the University Intramural page for information on purchasing an Intramural pass for access to University of Virginia gym facilities and intramural sports.

Copy Card

One 350-count copy card is available to each housestaff member per year, and can be obtained from the Graduate Medical Education Office.

Prescription Pads

While the majority of prescriptions are issued electronically, blank prescription pads are also available in the Graduate Medical Education Office.

Library Resources

The Claude Moore Health Sciences Library provides numerous resources for housestaff, including MEDLINE, Computer Lab, etc.

Counseling Services

The pressures and demands of medical training can be stressful both to the individual and to relationships. Evaluation and treatment services are available through a number of resources. Should services be desired, contact the Graduate Medical Education Office or the Faculty & Employee Assistance Program.