UCLA GME Appointment Levels Policy
The academic titles Resident Physician I-IX and Resident Physician/Subspecialist IV-IX are assigned to individuals who are medical school graduates who have been awarded an MD or DO degree and are participating in the required number of years in a residency program accredited by the ACGME or ABMS.
Step assignment corresponds to the number of years of training acceptable for Board credit within the specialty. All trainees working at the same level must receive the same compensation. Additional training that is not required in the specialty does not result in a higher step or level of pay.
If there is more than one training path leading to Board certification in a subspecialty, all trainees at the entry level will receive the same compensation, at the higher step, regardless of the path selected.
Approved by GMEC: 3/6/06