Salary and Benefits

AY 2017-2018
PGY-1: $54,496.00
PGY-2: $56,492.80
PGY-3: $58,510.40
PGY-4: $60,507.20
PGY-5: $62,961.60
PGY-6: $65,457.60
PGY-7: $75,358.40
PGY-8: $75,358.40
Chief Resident VAH: $75,628.80

NOTE: Paychecks are issued biweekly

2017-2018 Training Agreement (DOC)

Outline of Benefits (PDF)

PGY-1: three weeks (15 Monday - Friday days)
PGY-2 to PGY-8: four weeks (20 Monday - Friday days)

Holidays: Eight (8) paid holidays are: New Year's Day, President's Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, the Friday following Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Sick Leave: Ten (10) days (Monday - Friday)
Professional Leave: Varies according to program

Starting July 1, 2017

Hire Date


Number of Paid Leave Days Allowed

First year employed by the Consortium

Initial year employed as a resident physician or fellow by the Consortium (regardless of level of training)

3 weeks (15 Monday-Friday days)

Each subsequent year of training & employment by the Consortium

Residents and fellows who are currently employed by the Consortium and advance to the next level of training or LLUH residents who continue in a LLUH fellowship training program  will receive four (4) weeks of paid leave per academic year.   

4 weeks (20 Monday-Friday days)

PGY-2 through PGY-8 who are newly hired and starting training at LLUH for the first time will officially begin employment on the second Monday of July and will advance to the next year of training on July 1 of the following year.

Residents who are transferring to Loma Linda University Health from another institution are advised to use COBRA to extend health insurance and disability coverage for the period of time prior to their official Loma Linda University Health hire date.

Leave Allowances Policy (PDF)

Residents are to have 4 (four) 24-hour periods (1 day in 7) free of patient care responsibilities each month, averaged over four weeks.  During the months with legal holidays, i.e. January, February, May, July, September, November, and December, Residents will have one additional day off for a total of 5 (five) days off duty.  During the month of November, there are two official holidays - at the discretion of the Attending Physician and/or Program Director, the Resident may have 5 (five) days off during October and 5 (five) days off during November, OR 4 (four) days in October and 6 (six) days in November.

Twelve (12) weeks of family/medical leave, without pay but with continued benefits, is available for personal illness or family needs within the guidelines of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).

Loma Linda University Health provides a broad range of medical, dental and vision benefits for employee, spouse, and eligible dependents.We have implemented the new Wholeness Health Plan strategy to complement the Living Whole program. The Wholeness Plan includes biometric screening, a health risk assessment (HRA), wellness and prevention information and additional resources to empower each health plan member to be actively involved in managing his or her health.

Plan Benefits | Preferred Provider Directory

Monthly Employee
Plan Contribution
Medical, Vision
& Prescription
Full-time Benefited Wholeness Base Wholeness Base
Single Coverage $35 $75 $5 $10
Two-Party Coverage $135 $215 $25 $35
Family Coverage $210 $330 $50 $65

Employees may choose a percentage or dollar amount to be taken of of their paycheck per pay period pre-tax, after-tax or both.  Employer contributions of 5% of total gross compensation up to $270,000 will be credited to participant's accounts annually; no later than September of the following year.  View the Retirement Plan Summary.     

The Living Whole Wellness Program was established by the Department of Risk Management in 2006. This is due to Loma Linda University Health’s commitment to the health and wellbeing of its employees and their families. This award-winning program provides services and resources to aid individuals in the journey of health and wellness. Health behavior changes can be difficult, but with the right knowledge and support many things can be accomplished! Please review the variety of services that are available and we look forward to working with you on your Living Whole journey!

Living Whole Resources

Loma Linda University Health provides professional and general liability coverage through a self-insured program. This program covers house staff while acting within the course and scope of their employment relationship. All coverage is provided on an occurrence basis. No separate "tail coverage" is required.

Carrier: Self-insured Professional/General Liability Trust

Administered by Loma Linda University Adventist Health Sciences Center

Trust Policy #1400095
Limit: $4,000,000 per occurrence; No annual aggregate

Risk Management Contact: Gina Conti

Department of Risk Management
101 East Redlands Boulevard
San Bernardino, CA 92408

Phone: 909-651-4012
Fax: (909) 651-4170
For Claims Information: Call Gloria @ 909-651-4010 ext 58143

State Disability Insurance (SDI) is available for eligible employees in the event of hospitalization, outpatient surgery, or illness lasting over one week. An SDI claim form must be completed and submitted to the state promptly. Loma Linda University Health requires that employees apply for SDI if a covered event occurs. In addition to SDI, residents are covered by a long-term group disability income plan provided by Loma Linda University Health. This plan provides disability benefits until age 65.

Loma Linda University Health provides a $300,000 group term life insurance policy.  

Long Term Disability and Life Insurance Policy (PDF)  

Loma Linda University Health provides income replacement for residents in the case of disability after 30 days of being hired.  

Long Term Disability and Life Insurance Policy (PDF)  

$1,000 per resident per academic year is allowed for reimbursement for California Medical License, USMLE Step 3, DEA certificate, etc. stated in the reimbursement policy.

Residents who feel it unwise or unsafe to drive themselves home following duty should take a cab home.  The Graduate Medical Education Office will reimburse the resident for a round-trip cab fare to home addresses within 30 miles of Loma Linda University Health if presented with a receipt within one week. Living in Proximity to Consortium Affiliate Institutions Policy (PDF)

Available through the PeoplePortal system, which can be accessed from the VIP intranet (see Other Links & Applications).  PeoplePortal allows you to modify W-4 exemptions, or view your paycheck.  You must also notify the Graduate Medical Education Office of any changes to your name or home address; Contact the Graduate Medical Education Office at 909-558-6131 (ext. 66131).

All residents and their dependents are allowed to join the Drayson Center free of charge.

Call rooms are available for residents who are required to stay in the hospital overnight.

Four $3.00 meal tickets are issued for each scheduled 24-hour in-house on-call period. In addition, residents receive a 20 percent discount on food purchased at the LLUMC, Children's Hospital, Faculty Dining Room, FMO, and the Councilor's Student Pavilion. Cafeteria hours are from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. on weekends and 6 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. weekdays. Vending machines are also available.

Two white laboratory coats are provided at the beginning of training.  Additional coats may be purchased by a resident/fellow from the Graduate Medical Education Office upon request.  Each resident/fellow will be provided a scrub card and are given two credits from the hospital's scrub dispensers.  There is no provision for personal laundry.