Residents are paid by UCLA and are bound by conditions of employment at the UCLA Medical Center. For a detailed description of housestaff policies and procedures, please see David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA Graduate Medical Education.

UC Resident Salaries for 2015-2016:

Resident Physician I: $52,941
Resident Physician II: $54,696
Resident Physician III: $56,845
Resident Physician IV: $59,089

Health Benefits:

UCLA Medical Center provides residents and their families with medical, dental, and vision insurance at no cost to the resident. If you seek health care through UCLA facilities, there are no co-payments on office visits and prescriptions are free of charge. Life and long-term disability insurance are also provided to UCLA House Staff Residents at no cost.

Leave & Vacation:

Vacation Policy: 20 work days per year
Sick Leave: 12 work days per year

Maternity Leave: 2 weeks of base maternity leave + 2 weeks sick leave + 4 weeks vacation (total of 8 weeks)
Paternity Leave: 1 week of base paternity leave + 2 weeks sick leave + 4 weeks vacation (total of 7 weeks)

Meal Card:

All residents receive a badge from Olive View-UCLA Medical Center that covers three meals per day at this training site. Meal credit must be used in the Olive View cafeteria.

Retirement Plans:

Residents participate in the UC Retirement Savings Program and have multiple options for investing their retirement savings through an online account managed by Fidelity Retirement Services. For more information, visit UC Human Resources & Benefits.

UCLA BruinCard, Recreation, & Events:

All residents receive a BruinCard, which serves as your official University identification card/badge. This card permits access to facilities and special events and can be used to purchase goods and services throughout the University, Medical Center, and Health System. Residents may also purchase discounted access to UCLA recreational facilities through UCLA Recreation. For more information on UCLA-sponsored sporting and entertainment events, visit the UCLA Central Ticket Office.

Funds for Travel for Professional Meetings:

The administration makes every effort to underwrite expenses for residents presenting papers or posters at national meetings. The administration encourages the involvement of residents in local and national psychiatric organizations and will support such activities as the budget allows.

UCLA Housing for Graduate Students and Students with Families:

The UCLA Community Housing Office (CHO) offers numerous housing opportunities to residents looking for single, married, or family housing. Options include UCLA-owned University Apartments and privately-owned housing. For more information visit UCLA Housing Services.