Benefits

Residents are paid by UCLA and are bound by conditions of employment at the UCLA Medical Center. For a detailed description of housestaff policies and procedures, please see David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA Graduate Medical Education.

UC Resident Salaries for 2017-2018:

Resident Physician I: $55,566
Resident Physician II: $57,408
Resident Physician III: $59,633
Resident Physician IV: $62,018

Health Benefits:

UCLA Medical Center provides residents and their families with medical, dental, and vision insurance at no cost to the resident. If you seek health care through UCLA facilities, there are no co-payments on office visits and prescriptions are free of charge. Life and long-term disability insurance are also provided to UCLA House Staff Residents at no cost.

Leave & Vacation:

Vacation Policy: 20 work days per year
Sick Leave: 12 work days per year

Parental Leave: 2 weeks of parental leave + 2 weeks sick leave + 4 weeks of vacation leave  (total of  8 weeks compensated). Additional uncompensated parental leave may be negotiated with the residency director.

Meal Card:

All residents receive a badge from Olive View-UCLA Medical Center and a food stipend to help cover meals purchased in the Olive View cafeteria.

Retirement Plans:

Residents participate in the UC Retirement Savings Program and have multiple options for investing their retirement savings through an online account managed by Fidelity Retirement Services. For more information, visit UC Human Resources & Benefits.

UCLA BruinCard, Recreation, & Events:

All residents receive a BruinCard, which serves as your official University identification card/badge. This card permits access to facilities and special events and can be used to purchase goods and services throughout the University, Medical Center, and Health System. Residents may also purchase discounted access to UCLA recreational facilities through UCLA Recreation. For more information on UCLA-sponsored sporting and entertainment events, visit the UCLA Central Ticket Office.

Funds for Travel for Professional Meetings:

The administration makes every effort to underwrite expenses for residents presenting papers or posters at national meetings. The administration encourages the involvement of residents in local and national psychiatric organizations and will support such activities as the budget allows.

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