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Resident Benefits


Our resident salaries are commensurate with PGY level. Please see the GME office website for further details. Additionally, there is on-call meal allowances and educational allowances detailed below:

  • General Educational Allowance of $1400
  • 2.5x Loupes (PGY-1) and 3.5x Loupes (PGY-4)
  • Operating room protective lead
  • Thoracic Surgery Resident Association books provided to each resident
  • Society Membership Fees
  • Travel, hotel, and expenses for residents with a paper or abstract accepted to a surgical meeting.
  • Compensation for administrative duties as chief resident


Four (4) weeks per year


  • Major Medical Health Insurance for the resident and dependents
  • Outpatient/Inpatient Mental Health Insurance
  • Group Life Insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • On-site Childcare


The COVID-19 pandemic has added unprecedented stress and anxiety to the usual difficulties that come with cardiothoracic training. The health and safety of our trainees is of utmost importance. We recognize that flexibility and accommodations need to be made during these trying times. Additionally, through the GME office, residents are given the opportunity to meet confidentially with a mental health professional associated with the Employee and Family Resource Program to learn about services they provide, which include 6 free and confidential counseling sessions. We appreciate the difficulties that come with residency especially during this time, and all faculty have an open-door policy.