Salary & Benefits

2023-2024 Resident Compensation Rates for ACGME-Accredited Programs

PGY-1 Base annual Base annual + life and disability*
PGY-1 $58,860 $59,520
PGY-2 $61,056 $61,716
PGY-3 $63,024 $63,684
PGY-4 $65,640 $66,300

*In addition to the base salary, those residents participating in the individual disability and group life insurance programs provided through GME currently receive an additional $660 per year for disability and life insurance benefits as shown above in Column 3. Residents not participating do not receive this stipend.

For more resident salary information, please see GME Policy #210.


The educational stipend for categorical residents is $4,000. A variety of educational materials are covered, per the Reimbursement Guidelines for UTGME Support Dollars.

PGY-1:   $1,500
PGY-2:  $1,000
PGY-3:  $1,000
PGY-4:  $500


Paid annual leave of three (3) weeks per twelve month period. Sick leave of three (3) weeks per twelve month period for absences due to personal or family (spouse, child, or parent) illness or injury.


Each incoming resident will be assigned a laptop for use during the course of their training.  Additionally, residents will have access to computers in all clinical areas, as well as the medical library.

White Coats

Each incoming resident will be provided with three personalized white coats and one coat each year thereafter as necessary.

On Call Meals

OBGYN Residents will have access to meals at no charge through the physicians’ dining room. During hours when the physicians’ dining room is closed, residents can use a meal card at the hospital cafeteria. The meal card will be provided at orientation with an allotted amount preloaded on the card and updated each year of residency.

Insurance Coverage

Health insurance is required and administrated by CIGNA Healthcare. Residents pay 20% of the premium for the health coverage selected.Life and Disability Insurance plans are also offered. More details on these policies can be found here.

Library Resources

Residents have access to the medical libraries of both the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and Ascension Saint Thomas.  The combined resources include over 6,000 electronic journal subscriptions and 1,200 electronic books.  There is a full time, Master’s-trained Medical Librarian on-site and available to residents at the program’s primary site, Ascension Saint Thomas Hospital Midtown. The librarians are available to assist residents in navigating the resources of both Ascension Saint Thomas and UTHSC, perform literature searches, support scholarly activity, and provide many other services that benefit residents during the course of their training.

Visit the library websites for more information:

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