Salary and Benefits

Pay and benefits for Mercy Internal Medicine, Family Medicine and Transitional Year residents

The terms and conditions of resident training and employment are specified in the employment agreement (resident contract), including training obligations, stipend and benefits. Copies of the employment agreement, yearly rotation schedule, call schedules and other information are provided at the interview.

Annual stipends for academic year 2017-2018

PGY-1: $53, 731

PGY-2: $55,830

PGY-3: $58,144

Chief Medical Resident: $85,000


Health, dental, vision and life insurance plans

Insurance plans for residents and families are reviewed at orientation. Costs to residents and families are minimal. Residents may participate in the Scripps Wellness Program.

Educational stipend

An annual stipend is available that can be used toward the purchase of books, educational software, USMLE application, conferences, medical licensure and DEA.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

The EAP provides confidential, free, short-term professional counseling for employees and family members.

Vacation leave

First-year residents receive 15-days of paid vacation. Second and third-year residents receive 20-days of paid vacation. Family medical leave (known as FMLA) and maternity leave is allotted per the Scripps Mercy house staff manual and Scripps Health policies.


Lunch is provided Monday through Friday at the Resident Noon Conference. Light meals are available in the physician lounge. Meal vouchers are provided for overnight call.


Parking is free for all Scripps employees. Residents park in the physician parking area adjacent to the hospital.

Laundry service

White coat laundry service is provided with weekly pick-up and delivery.

Educational resources

All residents have 24/7 access to the Medical Library at Scripps Mercy Hospital via their identification badge. The Medical Library is staffed with personnel who can assist with research and journal article retrieval. In addition, there are online journals and links to UpToDate, DynaMed, PsycINFO, Embase, AccessMedicine, Cochrane Library, and PubMed. These online resources are also available from home.