Family Medicine Resident Benefits
2024-2025 Stipend Rates
First year: $68,531
Second year: $70,640
Third year: $73,039
The following is a list of benefits for the eight University of Minnesota family medicine residency programs.
Duluth, Methodist, St. Cloud, and Willmar 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
- Jury duty, court appearances, bereavement (1-5) days, voting, and six holidays (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.
- Medical and caregiver leave
- Once during training, trainees are eligible for pay at 100 percent of their stipend for the first six weeks of the first approved medical, parental, or caregiver leave of absence.
- 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.
LOAN REPAYMENT PROGRAMS
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
Free access to courses
- Free access to more than 2,000 Coursera courses and specializations (sets of courses in a specific area) from over 70 universities
- 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
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
- Receive discounted tickets for some University of Minnesota sports, theater, and cultural events
- One year of free SHIPT Delivery Services for Twin Cities residents. Sign up here.
Universal Transit Pass
University of Minnesota Medical School Diversity and Inclusion
The University of Minnesota Medical School is dedicated to providing a high-quality education for students of all backgrounds. Learn about programs leading diversity and inclusion.
June 2024, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Urban Growler (St. Paul, MN)
Hosted by the Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians, this free event offers new residents an opportunity to connect with family physician leaders and family medicine residents from across Minnesota. Attend for a chance to win $1,000. Learn more!