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Salary and Insurance Benefits

OHSU residents and fellows are offered medical, dental, vision, prescription and life insurance coverage, with options for disability, AD&D and family coverage. See the GME website’s Employment & Benefits Section for further information about Institutional Benefits for House Officers, as well as information on salary.

Sick and Vacation Time

Trainees are granted 15 business days (three weeks) of paid vacation time and 15 business days of sick time annually.

Laptop Computer

Each resident will be provided with a laptop computer for use for the duration of the training period with the Pathology Department. Laptops will remain the property of the Pathology Department and must be returned to the Department upon completion of training.

Educational Allowance

Residents receive an annual educational allowance of $1200, and the Chief Resident receives $2200. This allowance may be used for legitimate educational expenses that benefit the trainee and OHSU, as determined by the Department and acceptable under OHSU policy.


Department funding for travel is available for trainees who are presenting research at scientific meetings when pre-approved by the Department Chair. Trainees may also use their educational allowances to pay for travel-related expenses for attendance at approved scientific meetings at which peer-reviewed scientific papers are presented.

Professional, Academic and Conference Leave

Time away from direct hospital duties for academic reasons and conference presentations may be granted in addition to regular vacation time and is counted as training time for American Board of Pathology purposes. Approval of this leave is under the jurisdiction of the Program Director who must ensure that the time is well spent and enhances the educational experience of the trainee. Academic leave may also be granted for taking the United States Medical Licensing Examinations and American Board of Pathology Examinations. With program director approval, professional/academic leave may be granted for job interviews.