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Benefits and Salary


Residents promote annually as they advance through program requirements. Salaries are reviewed and adjusted anually.


For the 2020 academic year, all residents appointed for one year will receive three weeks of vacation per year.

Medical Insurance

Comprehensive medical insurance is provided to housestaff members and their dependents with the premium paid by the medical center. The resident has the option of several dental insurance plans. A life insurance policy with a face value of $50,000 and long-term disability insurance will be provided to the resident staff, with the premium paid by medical center.

Malpractice Insurance

Coverage provides legal defense and protection against awards from claims reported or filed after the completion of graduate medical education. If the alleged acts or omissions of the residents are within the scope of the education program, the purchase of a tail policy is not necessary.


Meal stipend is provided to each resident for purchase with amount of $235 per month (2020 rate) while on service.


White coats and scrubs are provided for all members of the resident staff.

Professional Development and Scholarly Work

Residents are eligible for financial assistance to attend medical meetings. To be eligible to receive financial assistance, the following criteria apply:

  • Residency appointment must be for a minimum of one-year duration.
  • Residents presenting scholarly work at professional meetings within the continental United States will be reimbursed for travel expenses, consistent with that allowed by the medical center, for at least one presentation per topic per year.
  • Residents will be eligible to attend medical meetings without presenting a paper and be reimbursed at a rate of $500 per year of residency starting in the R2 year.

State Licensure and DEA Certification

The medical center pays the initial licensure fee in the state of Washington. Two years of postgraduate training are required for permanent licensure in the state of Washington. DEA certification is also reimbursed by Virginia Mason.


Parking for all members of the housestaff is provided by the medical center while on service.


Photocopying of material for educational purposes of the housestaff will be provided by the medical center.