Employment-Related Information

Below are most frequently asked about employment topics.

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The Office of Student Health Benefits manages resident and fellow benefits including: dental; medical; life; voluntary life, long-term and short-term disability, insurance coverage changes and pre-tax benefits.

Medical malpractice credentialing / insurance verification

Residents and fellows are covered by malpractice insurance (professional liability) while they are participating in clinical, research, and/or educational rotations fulfilling the requirements of their program.  Note activities such as moonlighting and volunteer work require independent professional liability coverage (UMN malpractice does NOT cover).  


When you begin a new residency or fellowship program at the University of Minnesota, you will attend a central GME orientation session in addition to your program-specific orientation.


While training at the UMN, you are governed by program, institution, and University policies.  In cases where a program's policies are more rigid than the institution manual, the program policy would be followed.  Should a program policy conflict with the institution manual, the institution manual takes precedence.


Your program and the central GME office will communicate with you directly about your employment requirements, which include but are not limited to:

Stipend / Pay

For more information on for information about stipend rates, pay dates, and your pay statement

Updates to Address/W4/Direct Deposit

Update your email address, apply for direct deposit and to update your W4 

  • Instructions for MyU: Here

Visa Sponsorship

The J-1 alien physician visa is the preferred visa of University of Minnesota Medical School residencies and fellowships.  As an institution, the University of Minnesota also allows for residents and fellows to be sponsored on H-1B visas; however, each program determines whether H-1B visas are appropriate for their program.