Benefits information presented here is for fellows in the Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship and the Sports Medicine Fellowship.

2020-21 Fellow Stipend

  • $$64,500

Fellow Benefits

Insurance & Health Benefits

For more information, please see University of Minnesota Office of Student Health Benefits.

  • Health insurance
    Resident and family coverage available through Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota. Automatic emergency travel assistance. Available on first day of orientation.
  • Flexible spending account
    Eligible for pre-tax health care and dependent care reimbursement.
  • Dental insurance
    Available for residents and family members.
  • Life insurance
    Group term provided at no cost. Additional coverage available.
  • Disability (short- and long-term)
    Up to $5,000 covered per month during residency at no charge. Loan payoff if disabled during residency. May enroll in guaranteed coverage until age 67 for up to $10,000 per month, regardless of pre-existing condition.
  • Malpractice insurance
    Coverage provided for activities within the course and scope of resident duties at no cost.

Paid Time Off (PTO) & Leave

Paid time off (PTO)

  • Twenty-one days per contract year. These days are designed to cover vacations, unexpected absences such as sick days and funeral/bereavement leave, and practice search.

Parental leave

  • Six weeks paid parental leave (may vary per program). 

Miscellaneous leave

  • May be granted at program director's discretion for no more than three days at a time


Business expense allocation

  • Up to $1,000 reimbursement per year for software, conference expenses, medical association memberships, and clinical textbooks and journals

Minnesota license and DEA registration

  • Permit and licensure application fee reimbursed
  • DEA fee reimbursed

Moving allowance

  • Up to $1,000 payment for relocation expenses

Discounts & Perks

U Card is required to access some of these benefits.

Technology discounts

Fitness membership

Library system

Relocation assistance

University events

  • Receive discounted tickets for some University of Minnesota sports, theater, and cultural events

Fellow Well-being Resources

Resident and Fellow Assistance Program

Additional Benefits

Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship

  • Lab coats and pagers provided
  • Parking is free

Sports Medicine Fellowship

  • Lab coats, pagers, and team apparel provided
  • Parking is free or discounted while on duty