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Family Medicine Residency Benefits

The Saint Joseph Health System is pleased to provide excellent benefits for all residents and their families. We believe healthy residents are happy and more productive.  The following items detail the major benefit groups.

Compensation and Housing Allowance (Adjusted annually)

  • First year residents: $61,678
  • Second year residents: $62,962
  • Third year residents: $64,886

These amounts include a $6,500 Housing Allowance each year.

Vacation (Paid)

  • First year residents: Three weeks
  • Second year residents: Three weeks
  • Third year residents: Four weeks


  • Five days per year
  • $1,750 per year

Included in your training are the following workshops:

  • ACLS
  • ALSO
  • Casting & Splinting
  • Colposcopy
  • Dermatology
  • NRP
  • PALS
  • Management of Health Systems
  • Ophthalmology
  • Treadmill/EKG

Also options for consideration are: funded opportunity to travel for scholarly activity.

Resource allowance/Technology

Residents are allotted $300 per year for technology and related resources. In addition, $1,000 is potentially available as an Electronic Resource Fund.

Moving expenses

Up to $1,000 of moving expenses are reimbursed, payable on submission of receipts of allowable expenses. 


Meals are provided to residents while on duty.

Uniform Allowance

Upon employment, scrubs and lab coats are provided to each resident.


Insurance is available to choose from at the standard rate for an employee specific to: health, vision and dental. Healthcare coverage begins on the first day of employment. Family coverage is available

In addition to health, vision and dental, the following insurances are offered:

  • Life insurance is provided at two times annual salary (residents are able to purchase ADL coverage for self and family)
  • Disability insurance
  • EAP (Employee Assistance Program)

Saint Joseph Health System also offers a broad range of other benefits (403(b) retirement plans, legal plans, adoption program, etc.) for residents to purchase, or participate in, at minimal cost.*


Moonlighting is allowed during a resident's second and third years, as per policy. 


  • Paid holidays
  • AAFP, ISMA Memberships paid
  • Opportunity to attend Notre Dame football games
  • Free Parking

*The above information is for your reference only, as of February 2012. Eligibility, benefits and conditions are governed by the applicable plan document or policy and are subject to change at any time.

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