Salary and Benefits

Below you will find a summary of the salary and benefits offered to our residents. This summary is not intended to be contractual and is subject to change.

2018-2019 Annual Salary

PGY-1 $52,500
PGY-2 $53,500
PGY-3 $54,500
PGY-4 $55,500
PGY-5 $57,500
EMS or Sports Medicine Fellow from 3-Year Program $55,500

Sports Medicine Fellow from 4-Year Program

$57,500

*Chief residents in three- and four-year programs receive one PGY step higher in salary. Chief residents in five-year programs receive the PGY-5 level salary.

Insurance and Retirement Programs

*Also available to residents' eligible dependents
Medical* (costs shared)

Effective upon formal start date of residency training

Aflac Voluntary Coverage* - Hospital, Critical Illness, and Accident Insurance

Effective the first of the month following one month of service

Dental* Effective the first of the month following one month of service
Vision* (voluntary) Effective the first of the month following one month of service
Flexible Spending Accounts

Effective upon formal start date of residency training

Life/Accidental Death and Dismemberment

Effective the first of the month following one month of service
Supplemental Life (voluntary) Effective the first of the month following one month of service
Dependent Life* (voluntary) Effective the first of the month following one month of service
Sick Leave/Short and Long Term Disability

Effective first day of orientation

Worker's Compensation

Effective upon employment

Retirement Plan (funded by WMed)

Effective upon employment

403(b) Savings Program (voluntary)

Effective upon employment


Time Away from Work

Vacation (21 days annually) Effective Upon Employment

Up to 3 paid days off to take the USMLE Step 3 or the COMLEX Level 3 exams on one occasion during residency

Effective Upon Employment

Professional Development Allowance

Effective Upon Employment

Up to 3 paid days off and reimbursement for allowable travel and meeting expenses for research presentation at professional meeting

Effective Upon Employment

Family/Medical/Parental (FMLA)

Following 12 months of employment and at least 1,250 hours of work over the previous 12 months

Bereavement, Jury Duty, Military

Effective Upon Employment

Personal Leave

Effective Upon Employment


Training

BLS/ACLS and required recertifications (all Residents)

Effective Upon Employment
PALS, ATLS, FCCS, ALSO, FLS & Neonatal Resuscitation (specified programs) Effective Upon Employment


All of the following are effective upon employment:

  • Resident Counseling Svc./Employee Assistance Program*
  • Annual fitness club stipend (taxable benefit)
  • Food stipend
  • Call rooms provided for residents taking night call
  • Free parking at WMed Oakland Drive Campus and hospitals
  • New white coats annually, upon request
  • Full digital library access including UpToDate®
  • Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine faculty appointment, rank of Instructor
  • Educational Limited/Controlled Substance License fees paid by WMed
  • Professional Liability Insurance paid by WMed
  • Moving Loan available
  • USMLE Step 3 and COMLEX Level 3 Loans