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Medical Resident Salary Information

Medical Resident Salary & Fellow Salary Rates

How Much Do Residents Make?

5% Effective 07/01/2024
PGY Annual Salary
1 $89,261
2 $91,754
3 $94,809
4 $97,997
5 $101,434
6 $104,683
7 $107,695
8 $112,627
9 $113,220

UCLA MD and DO Medical Residents enrolled in ACGME-accredited training programs are represented by CIR-SEIU and receive the following benefits:

  • Educational Stipend: $1200 year for all PGY levels (paid out as medical resident salary)
  • Housing stipend: $1000/month is included in the medical resident salary
  • Meals: $3,000 annual allocation for use in UCLA Hospital cafeterias (Westwood & Santa Monica)
  • Medical Residents and Fellows have access to an App-based meal delivery service available for use at select hospital rotation sites
  • Relocation Reimbursement: Newly appointed Medical 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

Chief Salaries

In-training Chief Residents receive a $50/month stipend in addition to the appropriate PGY-level salary.

Medical Resident Benefits

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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.

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UC Safe Harbor Retirement Savings Plan

Medical 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.

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Behavioral Wellness Center (BWC)

Our clinicians offer expertise in a variety of modalities to improve well-being for medical residents and fellows.

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Fatigue Mitigation Transportation Program

We offer app-based services such as Lyft and Uber so our medical residents and fellows can go home

Policies and Procedures

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Dedicated University Housing for Medical Residents

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...

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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, UCLA Emergency Medicine

Medical Residency Specialties and Subspecialties

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