Resident Stipend Policy
I. Purpose of Policy
To define the steps used to determine the appropriate stipend level for all residents.
II. Policy Scope
The policy applies to all residents in Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) - accredited training programs.
Resident: Any physician in an accredited graduate medical education program, including interns, residents, and fellows.
IV. Policy Statement
- Residents in all ACGME-accredited programs must be provided with appropriate compensation as
recommended annually by the Graduate Medical Education Committee (GMEC).
- Residents at the same Post-Graduate Year (PGY) level of training in all programs must be paid in
accordance with the stipends recommended by the GMEC. Residents may not be paid less than, or in
excess of, the stipend for their PGY level of training.
The following individuals are exempt from this requirement:
- Residents whose compensation is provided by the United States Armed Forces or the United States Federal Government.
- Additional year chief residents (e.g., Internal Medicine and Pediatric chief residents).
- Resident stipends are determined based on the PGY level of the program, not by the number of years of
prior graduate medical education completed by the resident.
The following circumstances are the only exceptions to this rule:
- ACGME-accredited combined residency programs (e.g., Leadership Preventive Medicine Residency) are considered to be a single program when assigning PGY level.
- A resident entering a training program following completion of a portion or all of the Board
requirements in another specialty may receive PGY level credit for that portion of training which
meets Board eligibility requirements in the new specialty/subspecialty area of training.
- PGY level credit towards training in another specialty/subspecialty program is not given for time spent
as an additional year Chief Resident.
- It is the responsibility of the Residency/Fellowship Program to:
- Notify the GME office of the appropriate PGY level for each resident starting in their program based on the above noted requirements, exemptions and exceptions. Program completion of the GME New Appointment Form is the approved method of notification for new hires.
- Notify the GME office of any change in PGY level based on a resident’s satisfactory progress within the residency program. Program completion of the GME Reappointment/Program Change Form is the approved method of notification for reappointments.
D-H Policy ID: 11274
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- About GME
- ACGME Competencies
- Eligibility & Selection
- Agreement of Appointment
- Programs & Benefits
- Position Overview
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- Academic Improvement Policy
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- Appeal of Disciplinary Action Policy
- Disaster Policy
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- Domestic and International Off-Site Rotation Policy
- Duty Hours Policy
- Evaluation Policy
- Extreme Emergent Situation Policy
- General Grievances Policy
- Governance of Shared Resources Policy
- Inbound Resident Rotators
- Leave of Absence Policy
- Medical Licensing (USMLE/COMLEX) Policy
- Moonlighting Policy
- Permanent Complement Increase Request
- Program Closure and Reduction Policy
- Resident Agreement of Appointment Policy
- Resident Learning Environment Policy
- Resident Promotion Policy
- Resident Responsibilities Policy
- Resident Stipend Policy
- Resident Supervision Policy
- Resident Transfer Policy
- Restrictive Covenant Policy
- Review, Approval and Signature Policy
- Special Program Review Policy and Protocol
- Time Lost from Residency
- Transitions of Care Policy
- Institutional Policies