Salary and Benefits

Pay and benefits for podiatric 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, 731.39
  • PGY-2: $55,830.94
  • PGY-3: $58,144.74



Health, dental, vision and life 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.

Malpractice insurance

Scripps Mercy provides professional liability coverage for podiatric residents.

CME allowance

Stipends are available for books, educational software, NBPME application, conferences, medical licensure and DEA.

Employee Assistance Program

The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provides confidential, free, short-term professional counseling for employees and family members.


First-year residents receive three weeks of paid vacation. Second-year residents and the third-year chief resident receive four weeks of paid vacation. The two third-year residents who go to Sacramento get 15 days of vacation and five education leave days. Family and medical leave (FMLA) and maternity leave is allotted per the Scripps Mercy house staff manual and Scripps Health policies.

Sick leave

All residents have a 10 day bank that is used for sick leave, as well as holidays recognized by Scripps when residents may not be scheduled to work (e.g. Christmas, New Years, Thanksgiving, etc.) depending on their call schedule. The two third-year residents who go to Sacramento get 13 days of sick leave.


Parking is free in the parking structure at Scripps Mercy San Diego.


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

Medical library

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.