Fellow Benefits

The following salary and benefits are for trainees of the Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship and Sports Medicine Fellowships. See the Clinical InformaticsPrimary Care Behavioral HealthSexual and Gender Health Fellowship webpages for benefits, which vary.

2024 - 2025 Fellow Stipend

$75,734 - Hospice and Palliative Medicine / Sports Medicine 

Fellow Benefits

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Paid time off (PTO)

  • Twenty-one days per contract year. Designed to cover vacations and unexpected absences not covered by paid leave.

Additional paid time off

  • Jury duty, court appearances, bereavement (1-5) days, voting, and six holidays (depends on rotation).

Parental leave

  • Upon request, a trainee may take six weeks of paid leave related to the birth, adoption, or gestational surrogacy of a child. The parental leave will begin at a time requested by the trainee but not more than two weeks before the due date or adoption event and no later than thirteen weeks after the birth or adoption event. Must be uninterrupted and consecutive during the term of fellowship.

Unpaid leave - May extend training.

  • Extended periods of leave available with FMLA.
  • Other unpaid leave at program director’s discretion.


Residents are eligible to enroll in two plans: University of Minnesota Optional Retirement Plan (ORP) and the University of Minnesota Section 457 Deferred Compensation Program (457 Plan).

Compare them here.


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
  • Reimbursement for the DEA fee is calculated on a prorated basis, corresponding to the length of the training. If the training lasts for one year, the reimbursement will cover one third of the cost of a three-year DEA.

Moving allowance

  • Up to $1,000 payment for relocation expenses


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

Free courses

  • Free access to more than 2,000 Coursera courses and specializations (sets of courses in a specific area) from over 70 universities

Universal Transit Pass



Resident and Fellow Assistance Program


Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship

Sports Medicine Fellowship

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

For all fellowships:

Recently updated on-call space that includes 35 on-call rooms, a new lounge area, an upgraded and expanded exercise room, locker rooms, gender neutral showers, and a new secured entrance.


on-call rooms