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.

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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)
    • 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. 
    • Minnesota Earned Sick and Safe Time (ESST) for employee illness, caring for an ill family member, and qualifying emergencies. 
  • 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 "Leave Policy" and the Program Policy Manual for more details.


Eligibility while in residency is contingent on state funding and clinic location.


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 conference expenses, medical association memberships, web-based courses, clinical textbooks and medical journals, international electives airfare, 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

Prenatal/newborn elective

  • Two- to six-week elective—may be taken by residents who have a child born or adopted during residency

Programmatic courses

  • 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.

Global Family Medicine

  • Elective curricular experience where residents participate in international experience 

Fellowship opportunities after residency

Faculty development programs

Residents who join our faculty after residency can benefit from the following training programs:





DEA registration

  • Fee reimbursed during residency


  • Reimbursement for the USMLE Step 3 or COMLEX-USA Level 3 exams if taken during residency

Minnesota license

  • Permit and licensure application fee paid during residency

Moving allowance

Professional membership

  • 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


U Card is required to access some of these benefits. It is your official University of Minnesota ID.

Technology discounts

Fitness membership

Resource for global information, innovation, and collaboration

Library system

University events

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

Universal Transit Pass 

Relocation Assistance Program 

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.

MAFP New Resident Welcome Event

Tuesday, June 18, 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!