Stipends and Benefits

2017-2018 Resident Stipends (Effective 7-01-2017)

Level  Annual Stipend
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 $75,358.40
PGY-7 $75,358.40
PGY-8 $75,358.40

Paychecks are issued biweekly.

Training Agreement (PDF - 152 KB)

Paid Leave

  • Vacation:

    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

Family / Parental Leave

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).

Health Coverage

Major medical coverage, including vision and prescription coverage, and optional dental coverage is available. Monthly premiums are: single: $35 for medical, $5 for dental ($40/month total); one dependent: $135 for medical, $25 for dental ($160/month total); two or more dependents: $210 for medical, $50 for dental (total $260/month).

Professional Liability Coverage

Loma Linda University Medical Center 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.

Disability Insurance

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. LLUMC requires that employees apply for SDI if a covered event occurs. In addition to SDI, fellows are covered by a long-term group disability income plan provided by LLUMC. This plan provides disability benefits until age 65.

Life Insurance

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

Recreation Facility

All fellows and their dependents can join the Drayson Center free of charge.


Fellows receive a 30 percent discount on food purchased at the LLUMC, Children's Hospital, Faculty Dining Room, Faculty Medical Offices, the Campus Cafeterias, and the Patio Pantry. 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.