Residency Life

Each year the program welcomes residents from all over the world to this community. Outside of the clinical setting, our residents enjoy time with their families and friends, and oftentimes bond closely with fellow residents.

Salary and Benefits

Salaries effective July 1, 2024: 

PGY-1: $61,544
PGY-2: $65,838
PGY-3: $68,249

Signing Bonus
Every first year resident shall receive $8,000 as a signing bonus. This money may be used to help with moving expenses or anything the incoming resident desires.

Cell Phone Subsidy
Every resident receives a monthly smart phone subsidy. 

CME Expenses
Every resident receives an annual CME allowance. First year residents receive a minimum of $1,000 to purchase educational materials but can receive up to $1,500 to attend an off-site CME meeting. Second and third year residents receive a minimum of $1,500 to cover CME materials but can receive up to $2,000 if they attend an off-site CME meeting.

USMLE / COMLEX Step III Reimbursement
First-time test-takers will receive reimbursement for the USMLE or COMLEX Step III examination.

ABFM Board Certification Exam Reimbursement
Every third year resident who takes and passes the ABFM board certification exam in April will be reimbursed $1,100. All residents, regardless of a pass or fail on the ABFM exam, will be reimbursed $200 for sharing the score report with the Education Coordinator.  

License / DEA
To encourage moonlighting by licensed residents, the program covers the cost for Indiana License and Federal DEA Registration.

Courses Provided

  • Health & Dental Insurance
    Residents participating in the high deductible health care plan receive a monthly stipend to offset the cost of the single premium. Dental and vision are also available. Coverage for dependents is available at an additional cost.

  • Liability Protection (Malpractice)
    Insurance is paid in full. The policy covers residents for all activities undertaken as a part of the residency program, or at the request of Union Hospital. Independent moonlighting activities are not covered.

  • Life Insurance
    Term life insurance equal to annual salary is provided to residents. Additional coverage may be purchased.

  • Disability Insurance
    Long-term disability insurance is provided. Short-term disability insurance may be purchased.

  • Moonlighting
    Moonlighting is not permitted during the first year of residency. Up to 50 hours per month is permitted during the second and third years.

  • Parking
    Residents may park on campus at no charge.

  • Miscellaneous Benefits
    403b (retirement plan for non-profit institutions); dependent care available; flexible benefits plan; dependent health, dental and life insurance policies are available for additional fees.

  • Uniforms
    Uniforms for residents are provided.

  • Meals
    All meals are provided while on duty.

  • Fitness Center
    Located in Union Hospital, the award winning fitness center is available to residents and their families. Residents receive a free membership.

  • Facilities
    Union Hospital Family Medicine Center; 25 support staff members.

  • Technology
    Laptop computer and a wide variety of online tools including UpToDate, Sanford Guide, Clinical Key, Epocrates, Challenger, AAFP Board Review Course, and AMA GME Competency Education Program Modules.

  • Medical Libraries
    Libraries are available at the Family Medicine Center and at Union Hospital; a staff assistant is available at the hospital library.

  • Resident Wellness:
    • Picnics and other gatherings are held throughout the year
    • Annual resident retreat
    • Flexibility to attend appointments 
    • Resident Lounge (kitchen, reclining coutches, lockers, Keurig)
    • Smart TV (Netflix, YouTube, misc Apps)
    • XBox One with fitness/interactive games
    • Monthly Professional Development Groups with Behaviorist
    • Resiliency Training
    • Annual depression screening using the Maslach Burnout Inventory
    • Annual Impostor Phenomenon Scale (IPS) score monitoring
    • Encouragement of participation in charitable/fitness events (i.e., Warrior Dash, Polar Plunge, Thanksgiving baskets, winter hat/glove drive, Christmas toys, etc.)
    • AMA Wellness Modules / Annual education focused on resident wellness


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