Salaries and Total Education Benefits

Training Year Level Salary (effective 1/2024) Salary + Total Education Benefits
PGY-1 $56,834 $66,117
PGY-2 $58,769 $68,052
PGY-3 $60,613 $69,896

Benefits Statement

The Valley Health System GME Consortium offers a comprehensive benefits package for residents/fellows, including medical, dental, vision and other benefits. Coverage is also offered for family members at an additional cost to the resident/fellow. In addition, educational benefits are provided, including an annual resident/fellow stipend, meal stipend, society memberships, certifications and other educational benefits.

Educational Benefits


AY 2024-2025 Program Cost (per resident/fellow)

Annual Educational Stipend - Residents are provided with an annual educational stipend to support educational and professional expenses. Requests will be subject to prior approval by the Program Director and DIO. $1,000
USMLE/COMLEX Step II registration $918
Medical Licensure $425
Medical books, point of care subscription or tools, medical training software, professional medical journals, and/or online journal subscriptions.  
Conferences and travel-related expenses at specialty-related training events. Travel-related expenses must follow institutional policies and procedures. $1,250
Medical equipment (e.g. stethoscope)  
Research-related expenses for IRB-approved research projects or presentations of such research projects at conferences, professional society meetings, etc.  
Non-allowable expenses include items for personal use outside of training such as computers/laptops, cell phones, etc. These are not eligible for reimbursement.  
AAFP membership  
Annual In-Training Exam $175
USMLE/COMLEX Step III study platform  
Board Certification study platform  
Two embroidered white coats $40
Two sets of scrubs  
Cell phone stipend ($50 per month)  
Meal stipend ($15 per day, average of 2 meals per day) $5,475
Full access to Touro University online library and resources No cost
TOTAL Educational Benefits (program cost) $9,283

Professional Benefits

House staff will receive the following benefits, subject to the same conditions applicable to hospital exempt employees and the terms and conditions of the hospital’s current benefit plans and policies. Unless otherwise specified, all benefits will be effective on the 31st day of employment. The benefits listed below may be unilaterally modified by the System at the discretion of the System Administration.

Health Insurance

The System will provide comprehensive health insurance to the house staff and their family through the UHS Flexible Benefits Program applicable to hospital employees (including choice of a PPO or HMO plan). Coverage shall begin on the 31st day of employment.

Dental Insurance

The System offers a dental plan, including some orthodontic coverage, for a reasonable premium price.

Vision Insurance

The System offers coverage which includes annual vision examination, glasses and contacts for reasonable premium, co-payments, and deductibles.

Employee Assistance Program

The CCA@YourService Employee Assistance Program provides around-the-clock, free professional consultation, referrals, and counseling for any issue that matters to you and your family.

Short-Term Disability Insurance

Short-term disability is offered at house staff cost with a seven-day elimination period. Two options are currently available: 12-week plan that covers the 90-day period of disability and 25-week plan that covers the 180-day period of disability.

Long-Term Disability Insurance

House staff are eligible for Long-Term Disability when they become seriously ill or otherwise disabled (Non-occupational). House staff may choose between a 90 day and a 180 day waiting period for benefit payments, with premium costs dependent on the selection.

Life Insurance

The System will provide coverage in the amount of 1x annual salary at no cost. House staff may opt for additional amounts up to 7x annual salary with a maximum of $500,000. Dependent life insurance is also available at group rates.

Workers' Compensation

The System will provide Workers' Compensation Insurance to house staff at no cost, beginning the first day of employment.

Paid Leave

House staff are allowed 20 paid time off (PTO) days total per year at 100 percent paid stipend. PTO is defined as time off for vacation, holidays, illness, and personal and professional days. PTO is not cumulative from year to year and requires the Program Director’s and/or DIO’s approval before use.

Unused PTO will not be paid out at the end of the academic year. When it is anticipated that an extended leave is necessary for medical/personal reasons, house staff may use remaining PTO time and the Extended Leave Bank (ELB) upon the Program Director’s and/or the DIO’s approval. House staff will accrue ELB consistent with hospital policies and plans. No more than 20 business days per contract year of leave may be granted for any purpose without extending the program.

Unpaid Leave

Other medical or personal unpaid leave may be granted with the approval of the Program Director and DIO, consistent with the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education’s regulations, as applicable, only after the house staff has exhausted all of his or her PTO benefits. Makeup time and/or repeat of training will be determined by the Program Director, DIO and approved by GME Administration.

Professional Liability Insurance

The System agrees to provide professional liability insurance coverage for the house staff for the duration of his/her training. Such coverage will provide legal defense and protection against awards from claims reported or filed during or after the completion of the Program, if, and only if, the alleged acts or omissions of the house staff are within the scope of the Program. The coverage provided will be consistent with the System’s professional liability coverage provided to other residents. An extended reporting period, i.e., tail coverage, will be provided by Hospital as needed.

Licensing, Registration, Professional Fees

The following are covered: Fees for Nevada special training medical licensing and associations as applicable for training.

UHS Stock Purchase Plan

House staff are eligible to purchase Universal Health Services stock at a 10% discount of the current market price through payroll deductions from the 31st day of employment pursuant to VHS and UHS policies as amended.


House staff are eligible to participate in a 401K tax deferred investment plan for retirement from the 31st day of employment pursuant to VHS and UHS policies as amended.

Flexible Spending Account

House staff are eligible to contribute to a pre-tax Health Care (or Day Care) flexible spending account after 30 days of employment pursuant to VHS and UHS policies as amended.

Hospital Discount

Medical expense discounts will be given for both inpatient and outpatient medical services at Valley Health System Hospitals as defined by System policies and as amended.