Salary and Benefits

  • Our salaries do not include the additional value of your benefits.  

    • Resident & Fellow Salary Schedule

      Effective July 1, 2024 – June 30, 2025 

      • PGY-1: $60,400 
      • PGY-2: $61,345 
      • PGY-3: $62,899 
      • PGY-4: $65,851  
      • PGY-5: $66,068 
      • PGY-6: $68,192  
      • PGY-7: $68,359 
      • UB-affiliated hospitals support all aspects of resident education including, but not limited to, resident salary support.

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  • Benefits

    University Medical Resident Services (UMRS) and University Dental Resident Services (UDRS) provide a robust benefit package for you.  

    • Professional Liability Insurance (Malpractice)

      Each of the affiliated teaching hospitals, at its expense, maintains professional liability insurance coverage on behalf of the residents for the professional resident services rendered at that institution. This coverage is specific to the hospital in which the resident is rotating. Coverage in non-hospital settings is provided for GMEC approved rotations only at the expense of the hospital supporting the resident pay line. No coverage is provided for moonlighting or other activities that are not part of the approved residency/fellowship curriculum.  

    • Medical Insurance

      Medical insurance coverage is offered through Highmark. The plan provides medical and prescription coverage and a vision discount program.  

      Residents/fellows must request enrollment and provide proof of such coverage to the UB Office of Graduate Medical Education annually during the open enrollment period or within the notification requirements of a qualifying life event or becoming newly eligible.

    • Dental Insurance

      Dental insurance coverage is available through Highmark. The plan assists with preventive, basic and major dental expenses to a maximum of $1,250/plan year/insured.

    • Life Insurance

      Group basic life insurance coverage is provided through Lincoln Financial Group in the amount of $50,000. The coverage also includes accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D) benefits. Premiums for the group basic life insurance coverage are paid in full by the employer.   

    • Voluntary Life Insurance

      Voluntary life insurance can be purchased through Lincoln Financial Group, at the resident/fellow’s expense through payroll deductions. Residents/fellows have the option of purchasing voluntary life insurance in amounts of $50,000, $100,000, $200,000 or $300,000. Residents/fellows may also purchase coverage for their spouse (if not an UMRS/UDRS employee) in an amount not to exceed 50% of the amount purchased for themselves as well as $10,000 per child from six months to age 19 ($250 from 14 days to six months). Rates and payroll deduction amounts are provided at the time of enrollment and are re-calculated annually at the start of the plan year (July 1).

    • Short-Term Disability Insurance

      New York State mandated short-term disability coverage is provided through ShelterPoint Insurance. 

    • Long Term Disability Insurance

      Coverage of up to $2500 per month for PGY-1 and PGY-2 residents and $3000 per month for PGY-3 residents and beyond is provided through Guardian after 180 days of disability. The coverage guarantees income to eligible residents/fellows if they become unable to practice due to sickness or injury, including HIV. Excellent conversion privileges are available upon completion of residency/fellowship training. Premiums are paid in full by the employer.