Gastroenterology Fellowship Salary and Benefits


PGY-4 - $61,700 | PGY-5 - $63,200 | PGY-5- $64,700Coins in a jar


  • UNC Health Blue Ridge Benefits - Medical, Dental, Prescription drug plan, and Vision insurance available (see UNC Health Blue Ridge Benefits at a Glance regarding plans, coverage, and premiums).
  • Group life insurance; Short and long-term disability through
    UNC Health Blue Ridge (see UNC Health Blue Ridge Benefits at a Glance regarding plans, coverage, and premiums).
  • Phifer Wellness Center: Discounted or free membership (dependent upon insurance plan selected).
  • Tax deferred annuity (403b)
  • Medical and daycare spending accounts available
  • Employee Wellness Program
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employee Emergency Fund
  • Scholarships and tuition assistance available
  • Group discounts
  • Banking services
  • North Carolina Resident Training License Reimbursement
  • $1,000 Moving Allowance Reimbursement (Incoming class only, reimbursed per IRS guidelines)
  • BLS, ACLS, PALS Certifications provided on-site
  • Appropriate Specialty Society dues reimbursement
  • Medical Malpractice Insurance provided
  • Resident lounge, call rooms, conference room, and library provided
  • Through the Charlotte AHEC and VCOM’s electronic libraries, residents have access to a comprehensive array of both print and online resources to champion informational and educational needs.

CME Allowance

Fellows are allowed a total of $5,100 over a three-year period for scholarly activities. The $5,100 is divided over each academic year and the funds are available July 1 - June 30.

PGY-4 through PGY-6 - $1,700 annually

Vacation / Time Off

PGY-4 through PGY-6

20 vacation days each academic year to be used for personal time off, sickness/emergency, or interviews.

  • Three (3) additional days are allowed to be used for board exam or poster presentations.
  • Five (5) additional days are allowed to be used for CME at National Conferences or Specialty Board Exams.
  • Total allowable time off is 28 days.


Two (2) lab coats and laundry service provided


Meal points are provided quarterly for use in the two hospital cafeterias


  • PGY-4 through PGY-6 residents/fellows are allowed to moonlight assuming program director and DIO approval of the activity
  • There is a popular in-house voluntary moonlighting opportunity available


Free covered and reserved parking for residents/fellows

Social Events / Activities

  • Departmental activities (e.g. picnics, dinners)
  • Several team building activities throughout the academic year
  • Resident retreat
  • Formal graduation banquet


Please visit the ERAS (Electronic Residency Application Service) website to begin the fellowship application process.

Recruitment Book

View our Graduate Medical Education Recruitment Booklet [PDF]