Employment and Benefits

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OHSU residents and fellows are provided various plans from which to choose for medical, dental, vision, prescription and life insurances, with optional coverage including disability, AD&D and family coverage.  OHSU pays for most of the costs of the monthly premium for employees and part of the costs of the monthly premium for spouses and children.

Residents and fellows will have default benefits on their first day physically working at OHSU – either the GME check-in appointment or program orientation.  The default benefit plan covers the individual resident/fellow only with the OHSU PPO, Moda Dental and $25,000 core life insurance.  Residents and fellows will have the option to make changes to their benefit plans and add family members at their GME check-in session.  Options include adding family members, changing medical, dental, and vision policies, adding accidental death and dismemberment coverage, increasing voluntary life insurance, and selecting short and long-term disability coverage.

Any changes make to benefits selections during the GME check-in appointment will take effect on that day.  If family members are added that day, they will be covered effective the check in date.

Detailed benefit information can be found on the OHSU Employee Benefits webpage.

House officers are provided with an annual housing stipend paid pro rata in the first two paychecks of every month. House officers are additionally granted up to 1000$ in relocation funds accessible via reimbursement after hire date. Please reach out to gme@ohsu.edu for more information.

Professional liability insurance is provided to residents/fellows through OHSU and covers all duties and acts performed within the scope of the training program.

A resident/fellow appointed through Graduate Medical Education is indemnified and defended by the university through the provision of the Oregon Tort Claims Act (ORS 30.260 through 30.300) when acting in the scope and course of his/her employment by the university. The coverage is maintained in such a manner as to create no tail exposure for any resident/fellow after they have completed their training program. 

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The salary levels for residents/fellows for the 2024 - 2025 academic year are listed below.  The biweekly salary is dependent upon the level of postgraduate training the resident/fellow has completed within the United States.

GME Resident and Fellow Salaries for the 2024-2025 Fiscal Year
GME Resident and Fellow Salaries for the 2024-2025 Fiscal Year
GME Resident and Fellow Salaries for the 2025-2026 Fiscal Year
GME Resident and Fellow Salaries for the 2025-2026 Fiscal Year

Parking is limited on the university grounds. A space, however, is always assured for every resident/fellow who purchases parking. Parking is available at a reduced cost for residents/fellows and can be automatically deducted from paychecks before taxes are applied. Alternatively, TriMet passes for bus and light-rail services are provided at substantially reduced prices for residents/fellows.

Learn more about OHSU transportation and parking