Residency Program

Stipends and Benefits


2013 Graduate Medical Education Handbook - pdf

The University of Chicgo Medical Center has developed an extensive benefits program for residents and their dependents. Dependents include a housestaff member's spouse/same sex domestic partner and any unmarried dependent children under the age of 23 residing with the housestaff member. In addition to the customary benefits, there are a number of plans that are optional and require seperate enrollment.


All Residents/Fellows are required to carry medical coverage. As an incoming resident/fellow you will be defaulted into the University of Chicago Medical plan (UCHP) – Single coverage. You may opt out; change your medical plan or coverage level within 31 days from your start date of employment. If you opt out of coverage, proof of coverage will be required and must be provided to the benefits office. Residents/fellows may choose from one of three health plans; Enrollment in one of the three plans is permitted only during the open enrollment period, or upon entry to a GME sponsored program. As a new hire, coverage is effective on the first day of employment provided that enrollment takes place within the first 31 days of employment. Residents/fellows may enroll their family members to their medical plan. Proof of dependent status is required. Newly-eligible dependents may be added within 30 days of marriage, birth or adoption. Otherwise, such additions may only be made during the open enrollment period. Rates are subject to change.

Professional Liability Insurance Coverage

Medical malpractice liability coverage is provided without charge to residents/fellows.


Residents and Fellows are eligible for four weeks of paid vacation each year.


Stipends are paid bi-weekly. You may arrange to have subsequent checks directly deposited to your bank.

2014-2015 Stipends:

PL-1   $52,303   PL-5   $61,573
PL-2   $54,679   PL-6   $64,077
PL-3   $56,677   PL-7   $66,748
PL-4   $59,290        


Lab Coats and Scrubs

Lab coats and scrub suits are provided and laundered by the hospital.


All Residents and Fellows can sign up for reduced cost parking privileges - The current fee is $35 per month for parking garage privileges.

Tuition Remission

Residents and fellows are entitled to 50 percent tuition remission for their children (nursery school through high school at the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools and undergraduate at the University of Chicago), and graduate school for spouses.


Residents and Fellows may join the Gerald Ratner Athletics Center and Henry Crown Field House at a discounted rate. The Ratner Center features a gigantic swimming pool, a fitness center with weight training equipment and cardiovascular equipment, such as elliptical trainers, treadmills, rowers, upright and recumbant bicycles; a gym with two recreational basketball courts, an auxilliary gym with a multi-purpose court; dance/martial arts studio; and sauna. In the Field House you will find a
200m indoor track, squash and racquetball courts, a fitness center, 4 basketball courts, and more cardio-equipment.