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Salary & Benefits

The annual salaries effective July 1, 2021 for post-graduate clinical trainees at UCSF are:

salary matrix for resident page

Resident salaries are reviewed annually in October for a cost of living increase.

Housing Supplement

Residents receive a monthly housing supplement.

Educational Allowance

To help cover education-related expenses, each resident is given an allowance of $2,000 by the department to use over the course of their four years of training.


Health Benefits and Insurance

UCSF provides residents and clinical fellows a rich package of health and welfare benefits at a good value. These plans are different than those offered to faculty and staff. Plans include health, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance.
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Retirement Savings Programs

Residents and clinical fellows are automatically enrolled in the Safe Harbor Defined Contribution Plan. Pre-tax contributions to 403(b) or 457(b) plans are optional.
Click here to learn more about the contribution plan

Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP)

FSAP provides confidential employee assistance services at no cost to UCSF faculty, staff, post-docs, residents, and clinical fellows. These services include assessment, counseling, and referral services for a broad range of personal and work-related issues.
Click here to learn more about the Assistance Program

Taxi Voucher Programs

To ensure that residents and clinical fellows are able to get home safely after working long hours, both UCSF Medical Center and San Francisco General Hospital offer taxi vouchers. These vouchers can be picked up at each hospital in the event that a trainee is unable to safely drive home.
Click here to learn more about the Taxi Voucher Program

GME Confidential Helpline

Residents and clinical fellows who are concerned about issues in their programs and would like to report them to the Office of Graduate Medical Education and/or the Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education may do so anonymously or with their contact information through the GME Confidential Helpline: 415-502-9400


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Individual desks, computers, pagers, business cards and white coats are provided.


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