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Below you will find an up-to-date list of annual housestaff salaries, broken down by year.
UCLA MD and DO Housestaff enrolled in ACGME-accredited training programs are represented by CIR-SEIU and receive the following benefits:
- Educational Stipend: $500/year (PGY 1); $1,000/year (PGY 2+)
- Housing Stipend: $12,000; $1000/month, paid as wages and subject to withholdings (i.e., taxes) available to eligible trainees opting out of University Housing
- Meals: $3,000 annual allocation for use in UCLA Hospital cafeterias (Westwood & Santa Monica)
- Residents/Fellows have access to an App-based meal delivery service available for use at select hospital rotation sites.
- Relocation Reimbursement: Newly appointed Residents receive up to $2,750 in reimbursement for expenses incurred due to relocation. Subject to the University’s Travel and Relocation Policy.
- License Reimbursement: Covers initial License and renewal fee, USMLE Step 3 fee
In-training Chief Residents receive a $50/month stipend in addition to the appropriate PGY-level salary.
Sample Resident Contracts
Investment in Residents
UC Benefits Basics: How UC resident medical, behavioral health and pharmacy benefits work.
UCLA provides trainees a rich package of health and welfare benefits at no cost to trainees, their spouse, and/or their dependents. These plans include health, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance.
UC Safe Harbor Retirement Savings Plan
Residents and fellows are automatically enrolled in the UC Safe Harbor plan, and will continue to be enrolled as long as they are employed by the University of California in an eligible appointment.
Behavior Wellness Center (BWC)
Committed to behavioral health support tailored to UCLA Health housestaff.
Dedicated University Housing
UCLA Housing, in a joint venture with UCLA Medical, purchased The Boulevard in 2020. The 5-building apartment complex is located on Santa Monica Boulevard in West Los Angeles. The complex features a contemporary modern style with ground floor retail in the larger buildings and is prioritized first to UCLA Medical’s House Staff.
International Medical Graduates
Only the clinical J-1 visa sponsored by ECFMG is acceptable when applying to an ACGME accredited training program at UCLA.
The fact that they’ve invested so many resources into Residents here speaks to how valuable they think you are as a person. I think that’s important in something where you’re also trying to take care of other people, so you want to be taken care of as well.
Dr. Ashley Vuong, PGY2, UCLA Emergency Medicine
The Power of One
UCLA physician residents and fellows with MD or DO degrees and enrolled in ACGME-accredited programs are covered by the benefits of the CIR-SEIU UCLA resident contract which includes many additional benefits including housing allowance, education stipends, vacation, leaves of absence (parental, sick, etc.), fatigue mitigation transportation, meal allocations, and more.
Fatigue Mitigation Transportation Program
Options are easily available to help ensure trainees get home safely after work. Trainees may use app-based services such as Lyft and Uber to go home after a shift and back to work the next day.
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