Ascension St. John Hospital
Compensation and Benefits

2023-2024 Stipends

PGY 1 $57,546
PGY 2 $59,287
PGY 3 $61,151
PGY 4 $62,766
PGY 5 $64,950
PGY 6 $66,620
PGY 7 $67,366

Residents and Fellows are paid on a bi-weekly basis.

Ascension St. John Hospital provides a comprehensive benefits program for residents and fellows.  Qualified dependents will also be eligible for benefit coverage. Each year, a benefits re-enrollment period in November allows you to adjust your benefits as your needs change.  Below is a comprehensive list of benefits.

Insurance Benefits

Malpractice coverage provided by the Hospital

  • Residents are covered under Ascension St. John Hospital professional  liability program for any actions during the scope of their training as residents/fellows regardless of when the claim is filed.

Medical, dental, and vision insurance plans with dependent coverage

  • Health Savings Accounts (HSA)
  • Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA)

Short term disability insurance

  • Benefit provided, at no cost to you, is 70% replacement of your base pay.
  • Pre-existing condition limitations apply.

Long term disability insurance

  • Benefit provided, at no cost to you, is 70% replacement of your base pay.
  • Pre-existing condition limitations apply.

Accidental death and dismemberment

Associate and family life insurance

Group legal plan

Additional Benefits

403b retirement option, with employer matching up to 3% of your contribution

Pre-tax Health Savings Account, Healthcare Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and Dependent Care (FSA)

Employee Assistance Program

Associate Discounts (include but not limited to)

  • Computers and Electronics
  • Entertainment
  • Health & Wellness
  • Automotive (rental cars/tires)

Commitment to resident/fellow wellness (include but not limited to)

  • Mayo Clinic Wellness Index
  • Headspace
  • Guided meditation resources
  • Virtual peer support groups
  • Virtual Spiritual Care available anytime, anywhere

Mental/physical health counseling (paid for by GME Office)

Maternity Leave/Paternity Leave available.  Lactation room onsite

Reimbursement for BLS/ ACLS certifications when unavailable on campus

Reimbursement of educational limited licenses while in training and a portion of permanent license fees 

Educational device provided at the beginning of training program

Three weeks (21 days) paid vacation

Paid sick time (7 days)

Lab coats provided and laundered including scrubs

Free Parking 

Newly Renovated Resident Lounge

Medical Library

Free Buffet Luncheon, Monday-Friday, from 11:30am to 12:45pm

Annual Allowance for on-call meals

  • Meal card is provided on the first day of training.  This card is to be used for on-call meals or when patient care duties prevent the resident/fellow from attending the Resident Noon buffet luncheon

Professional Development Funds for residents/fellows at all levels of training

Wellness stipend for each resident/fellow

Computer facilities for residents/fellows’ use

Research methods workshops

Research Opportunities

Presentation Funding

Residents and fellows who have been accepted to provide an oral or poster presentation at a conference may apply for funding up to two trips per year, in the continental United States.  Only one trip can be for a case report. Funding will be provided for travel-related expenses and for conference registration.

Project Funding 

Residents can apply for up to $10,000 and fellows can apply for up to $15,000 to support scholarly activity.  Funding is awarded after approval by a scientific review committee.

Professional Development Funds

Professional development funds are provided to each resident and fellow.  The amount of funds increases each year of advancement

Typical use for these education-related funds include:

  • Books 
  • Educational software
  • Educational webinars
  • Board review material 
  • Conference and travel 
  • Professional membership fees 
  • Application & professional liability fees for outside electives 
  • Educational devices once during residency/fellowship (computers, laptops, iPads) 

Wellness Funds

Each year, wellness funds are provided to each resident/fellow.  The amount is $225 each year (this does not rollover as the resident/fellow advances)

Typical use of these funds include but not limited to:

  • Massages (limited to on-campus) 
  • Gym Memberships 
  • Online fitness classes 
  • Residency group activities 
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