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Salary and Benefits


Below are the 2022-2023 salaries associated with each post-graduate year (PGY) for Rush University Medical Center:

Post-graduate Year Salary
PGY-1 $62,508
PGY-2 $66,612
PGY-3 $68,731
PGY-4 $72,262
PGY-5 $75,681
PGY-6 $78,782


  • Medical and Dental Coverage
  • Disability Insurance
  • VSP Vision Plan
  • Rush Enhancement Funds: $1,000 per calendar year reimbursement for conference & workshop registration fees, test costs, and study materials
  • Meal Allowance: $700 provided per year (does not rollover)
  • Family Medical Leave: Take up to 12 weeks of FMLA to care for a spouse, parent, or child with a serious health condition
  • Maternity/Paternity/Adoption Leave: 4 weeks of paid time off, which can be combined with 4 weeks of vacation for additional time off
  • Vacation/Education Leave: 4 weeks per academic year of which one week can be taken as an educational leave
  • Wellness Days: Up to 2 wellness days in addition to vacation each year
  • Sick Days: Up to 5 sick days in addition to vacation each year
  • Travel (Mileage) Reimbursement: For required rotations
  • Wellness Center: Free and confidential counseling available to all house staff
  • Parking: Garage parking at no cost; $30 deposit required for parking AVIT
  • White Lab Coats: Issued to house staff at no cost