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Graduate Medical Education
Living in San Antonio
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|Cost of Living Comparison||San Antonio||Austin||Dallas||Houston|
|Cost of living index**||89.8||129.4||101||95.5|
*Salary required to maintain an equivalent standard of living
**100 = National Average (Below 100 means cheaper than the US average. Above 100 means more expensive.)
Medical Benefits begin on the first day of employment and all other benefits begin on the contract start date.
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Stipends (*effective as of July 1, 2023)
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2022-2023 Annual Salary
2023-2024 Annual Salary
Orientation Pay June 15th- 30th, 2023*
*Orientation Pay subject to attendance and eligibility criteria.
Compensation and Benefits
- ACGME Leave of Absence Frequently Asked Questions
- 2023-2024 GME - Funded Resident Contract (Pgy 1)
- 2023-2024 GME - Other Funded Resident Contract (Pgy 1)
- University Health System Child Care Options
- Free Parking
PGY-1 year - 15 days paid leave; cannot be carried over. There are no exceptions to this rule.
PGY-2 year and above - 15 days paid leave; cannot be carried over except as determined by program and Professional Staff Services.
All years - 10 working days paid leave per academic year; cannot be carried over except as determined by program and Professional Staff Services.
Parental, Medical and Caregiver Leave
Over the course of an entire residency, House Staff participating in an ACGME program are provided the opportunity, beginning the first day they are required to report, to a one-time, six-week term of paid leave for approved parental, medical, or caregiver purposes which will be utilized in conjunction with any sick or vacation leave. While such paid leave is limited to six weeks, House Staff may be eligible for additional, unpaid leave for parental, medical, or caregiver under FMLA or other unpaid leave policies. House Staff will remain eligible for any available health or disability insurance benefits during a Parental/Medical/Caregiver LOA.
For more information, see the GME Policy on Parental, Medical, and Caregiver Leave.
- Major Medical Insurance: shared cost
- Major Medical Insurance for Dependents: shared cost
- Group Life Insurance: paid by the institution
- Dependent Term Life Insurance: participant paid
- Dental Insurance: participant paid
- Disability Insurance: paid by the institution
- Flex Accounts - Hlth & Dep: participant paid
- 457 Deferred Comp Plan: participant paid
- Professional Medical Liability Benefit Plan Handbook
Children's Health Services - Care.com
For all residents with children, please view the locations for pediatric clinics in San Antonio.
Counseling and Psychological Support Services Employee Assistant Program (EAP)
For more information on employee assistance programs regarding psychological support and counseling, please view the flyer.