Salary and Benefits

Salary

Current  salaries for House Staff in the Graduate Medical Education Programs at UNC Health Blue Ridge are as follows:

  • PGY-1 $50,200
  • PGY-2 $51,400
  • PGY-3 $53,200

Benefits

  • 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
  • COMLEX 3 OR USMLE Step 3 Exam Reimbursement (passing score required)
  • $1,000 Moving Allowance Reimbursement (Incoming class of residents only, reimbursed per IRS guidelines)
  • BLS, and ACLS Certifications provided on-site
  • Appropriate Specialty Society dues reimbursement
  • Medical Malpractice Insurance provided
  • Chief Resident Workshop
  • 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.

Vacation / Time Off

PGY-1

  • 20 vacation days each academic year to be used for personal time off, or sickness/emergency. 
  • Three (3) additional days will be allowed for COMLEX 3/USMLE 3 exams, or poster presentation.
  • Total allowable time off is 23 days.

PGY-2 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.

CME Allowance

Residents are allowed a total of $5,100 over a 3-year residency period for scholarly activities. The $5,100 is divided over each academic year and the funds are available July 1, through June 30, as listed below.

  • PGY-1: $1,000
  • PGY-2: $1,700
  • PGY-3: $2,400

Uniforms

  • Two (2) lab coats and laundry service provided.

Meals

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

Meals are provided for select lectures and Friday didactics.

Moonlighting

PGY-2 and PGY-3 residents are allowed to moonlight assuming program director and DIO approval of the activity

There is a popular in-house voluntary moonlighting opportunity available.

Parking

Free covered and reserved parking for residents.

Social Events / Activities

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

Apply

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

Recruitment Book

View our Graduate Medical Education Recruitment Booklet [PDF]