Family Medicine Resident Benefits
2023-2024 Stipend Rates
First year: $64,958
Second year: $66,957
Third year: $69,231
The following is a list of benefits for the seven University of Minnesota family medicine residency programs.
Duluth, Methodist, and St. Cloud benefits may vary. Contact the program directly for specifics.
INSURANCE AND HEALTH COVERAGE
For more information, please see University of Minnesota Office of Student Health Benefits.
- Health insurance
- Flexible spending account
- Life insurance
- Disability (short- and long-term)
- Malpractice insurance
PAID TIME OFF (PTO) AND LEAVES
- 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
COVID illness for trainee or child(ren), bereavement (1-5) days, jury duty, court appearances, voting, and holiday (depends on rotation).
- Parental leave
-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 resident 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 residency.
-The American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) will allow up to twelve (12) weeks away from the program in a given academic year without requiring an extension of training and the Program Director and Clinical Competency Committee (CCC) agree that the resident is ready for advancement, and ultimately autonomous practice.
- Unpaid leave - May extend residency and postpone board eligibility.
- Extended periods of leave available with FMLA.
- Other unpaid leave at program director’s discretion.
- See Institutional Policies under "GME Leave Policy" and the Program Policy Manual for more details.
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.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND CONTINUING EDUCATION
Business expense allocation
- Up to $1,000 reimbursement per year for conference expenses, medical association memberships, web-based courses, clinical textbooks and medical journals, and educational or clinical software.
Continuing medical education
- Three to five days per year at program director’s discretion
Department grand rounds
- Topics of relevance to family medicine presented in an academic context
- View our grand rounds schedule
Life support courses
Program sponsorship varies.
- Advanced Cardiac Life Support
- Basic Life Support
- Neonatal Resuscitation
- Two- to six-week elective—may be taken by residents who have a child born or adopted during residency
- We sponsor a variety of hands-on, one- to two-day programmatic courses. Topics include obstetrics, sports medicine, leadership and finance, sexual medicine, and more. Some are required for residents to take and others are optional.
- Elective curricular experience where residents participate in international experience
Fellowship opportunities after residency
- Sports medicine, hospice and palliative medicine, geriatrics, addiction medicine, sleep medicine, clinical informatics, and pain medicine training in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area
- Obstetrics (Duluth) and geriatrics (Rochester) training in Greater Minnesota
- Fogarty Global Health Fellowship
Faculty development programs
Residents who join our faculty after residency can benefit from the following training programs:
RESEARCH AND SCHOLARSHIP
- Top National Institutes of Health-funded family medicine department
- Member of Family Physicians Inquiries Network Consortium
- Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians grants: Innovation Grants for Residents ($1,000) and Resident Research Grants ($3,000)
- Evaluation and Statistics Hub developed by our research staff
- Access to the University of Minnesota's Medical Education Outcomes Center (MEOC)
- Learn more about our research area
RESIDENT WELL-BEING RESOURCES
- See support resources specifically for residents and fellows
- Financial well-being resources available on first day of employment from LSS Financial Counseling and/or Foster Kilma
PRACTICE-RELATED BENEFITS AND REIMBURSEMENTS
- Fee reimbursed during residency
- Reimbursement for the USMLE Step 3 or COMLEX-USA Level 3 exams if taken during residency
- Permit and licensure application fee paid during residency
- $1,000 paid for relocation expenses
- American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) and Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians (MAFP) membership: First year paid by the MAFP, second and third year paid by residency program
- Lab coats provided
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA PERKS
A U Card is required to access some of these benefits. It is your official University of Minnesota ID.
- University Recreation and Wellness Center at student membership rates
Resource for global information, innovation, and collaboration
- Global Programs and Strategy Alliance is the central international office and resource for travel abroad
- Access to the University of Minnesota library system, including the Health Sciences Library
- Receive discounted tickets for some University of Minnesota sports, theater, and cultural events
LOAN REPAYMENT PROGRAMS
Eligibility while in residency is contingent on state funding and clinic location.
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