Salary and Benefits

Annual Stipend


PGY-1: $53,863.68       PGY-5: $62,970.75
PGY-2: $55,788.93       PGY-6: $65,458.43
PGY-3: $57,908.86       PGY-7: $75,365.89
PGY-4: $60,461.44       PGY-8: $75,365.89
Chief Resident VAH: $91,998.40

NOTE: Paychecks are issued biweekly

2016-2017 Training Agreement (DOC)

Outline of Resident Benefit (PDF)

Paid Leave

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

Days Off

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.

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

LLUH 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.

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Monthly Employee Plan Contribution Medical, Vision & Prescription Dental
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

The Living Whole Wellness Program

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

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.  View a summary of the policy coverage here.

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, residents are covered by a long-term group disability income plan provided by LLUMC. This plan provides disability benefits until age 65.

Life Insurance

LLUMC provides a $100,000 group term life insurance policy.

Resident Educational Fund

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

Assistance to Fatigued Residents

Residents who feel it unwise or unsafe to drive themselves home following duty should take a cab home.  The GME Office will reimburse the resident for a round-trip cab fare to home addresses within 45 miles of LLUMC if presented with a receipt within one week.

Employee HR Self-Service

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 GME Office of any changes to your name or home address; Contact the GME Office at 909-558-6131 (ext. 66131).

Recreation Facility

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

Call Rooms

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.

Resident/Fellow Apparel

Two white laboratory coats are provided at the beginning of training.  Additional coats may be purchased by a resident/fellow from the GME 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.