Salary and Benefits

The terms and conditions of the UCSD/Scripps Health Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program training and employment are specified in the UCSD employment agreement (resident contract), including training obligations, stipend and benefits.

Annual salary for the academic year is consistent with UCSD PGY-4 salary. For the 2017-18 academic year, UCSD PGY-4 salary is $61,957.

Additional stipend is available for license, DEA, board certification and attendance at a qualified medical meeting.

An optional retirement account is also available.


Malpractice insurance is provided. Health, dental, vision, life, and long-term disability insurance plans for fellows and their families are reviewed at orientation.

Counseling service

The Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) provides confidential, free, short-term professional counseling for employees and qualified family members.

Vacation leave

Fellows receive 20 working days of paid vacation. Family and medical leave (FMLA) and maternity leave is allotted per the UCSD house staff policies.

Sick leave

All fellows have 12 working days of sick leave.

Medical library

All fellows have access to the medical libraries at UCSD and at Scripps Mercy Hospital via their identification badge. In addition, there are online journals and links to UpToDate, DynaMed, PsycINFO, Embase, AccessMedicine, Cochrane Library, and PubMed.

For additional information on benefits, please visit our house officer policies and procedures.