Loma Linda University Health Education Consortium provides its residents and fellows with a compensation program that is highly competitive in today’s market. We approach salary and benefits as a total compensation package: wage programs, pay practices, paid time off, and ancillary benefits are all part of a compensation structure that sustains a comfortable quality of life for our residents and fellows.

Benefits in Brief

2021-2022 Salary Structure

Level Annual Salary
PGY-1 $59,670.08
PGY-2 $61,647.04
PGY-3 $64,070.41
PGY-4 $66,600.06
PGY-5 $69,321.03
PGY-6 $71,893.20
PGY-7 & PGY-8 $77,165.09
Chief Resident VAH TBD

2021-2022 Benefit Package At-a-Glance

*Note: This Benefit Package is an estimated calculation for a resident with an M.D. degree in a categorical program. To qualify for the cell phone stipend, you must be download and utilize both ResQ Medical App (an automated method of tracking resident work hours) and ContactBridge/EverBridge (LLUH emergency alert system).

Salary $59,670.08 Salary $61,647.04 Salary $64,070.41 Salary $66,600.06
USMLE Step 3 (Educational Fund) $895.00 Educational Fund $614.00 Educational Fund $1,000.00 Educational Fund $1,000.00
M.D. PTL Application Fee (Educational Fund) $491.00 Base Up-To-Date Annual Subscription (1 Year)   Up to $219.00 Base Up-To-Date Annual Subscription (1 Year)   Up to $219.00 Base Up-To-Date Annual Subscription (1 Year Up to $219.00
Base Up-To-Date Annual Subscription (1 Year Up to $219.00 Cell Phone Stipend $300.00 Cell Phone Stipend $300.00 Cell Phone Stipend $300.00
Cell Phone Stipend $300.00            
TOTAL (per year) $61,575.08   $62,780.04   $65,589.41   $67,119.06

Medical and Dental Coverage

Our excellent comprehensive medical and dental plan includes prescriptions and is provided at minimal cost to you and your dependents. More information about your insurance coverage and preferred providers are available by visiting the Living Whole website. 

Monthly Contribution 

Medical Coverage

Wholeness Plan with Wellness Discount

Medical Coverage

Wholeness Plan

Medical Coverage

Base Plan

Dental Coverage 

Employee (EE) $45 $195 $95 $5
EE & Children $155 $380 $240 $20
EE & Spouse $180 $405 $280 $30
Family $290 $590 $435 $55

Paid Leave


There are eight (8) paid holidays per year: New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Day, President’s Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.


Hire Date Description Paid Leave Days Allowed
First year employed by the Consortium Initial year employed as a resident physician or fellow by the Consortium (regardless of training level) 3 weeks: 15 Monday-Friday days
Each subsequent year or training and employment by the Consortium Residents and fellows who are currently employed by the Consortium or LLUH residents who continue in a LLUH fellowship training program will receive four weeks of paid leave per academic year. 4 weeks: 20 Monday-Friday days

Sick Leave and Disability

Sick leave is provided at ten (10) days (Monday-Friday) per year. 

Long-term disability insurance is paid by LLUHEC providing income replacement for residents in the case of disability after 30 days of being hired. 

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Additional Income

Residents and fellows who hold a California postgraduate training license or unlimited medical license can earn additional income with moonlighting opportunities available within our medical center with approval by the Program Director and GME Office. Submit a Moonlighting Request Form on MedHub.

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Assistance to Fatigued Residents/Fellows

Residents who feel it unwise or unsafe to drive themselves home following duty should take a cab home. The Graduate Medical Education Office will reimburse the resident for a round-trip cab fare to home addresses within 30 miles of Loma Linda University Health if submitted online with a receipt within one week

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Cell Phone Reimbursement

Full-time residents in good standing who utilizes both ResQ Medical (an automated method of tracking resident work hours) and ContactBridge/Everbridge (LLUH emergency alert system) applications on their personal cellphone will be eligible for monthly payments from LLUHEC in the amount of $25/month (subject to regular taxes) added to their biweekly paycheck. 

Residents must use the ResQ Medical app to automatically track work hours while validating and submitting 100% of their weekly work hours in MedHub. ResQ Medical must also be utilized in order to participate in internal moonlighting opportunities.

ResQ Registration
Institution ID: lomalinda

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Everbridge Everbridge

Policy (On campus only)

Confidential Resident Advisors

Residents are always welcome to talk with the GME Office staff; however, Confidential Advisors are also available to listen to resident concerns, complaint(s) or problems and to advise you in finding solutions. They are here to help and guide you. Your discussions with him/her are confidential. Contact information of Confidential Resident Advisors are listed on the homepage of MedHub under Resources/Documents.

Disability Insurance

State Disability Insurance (SDI) is available for eligible employees in the event of hospitalization, outpatient surgery, or illness lasting over one week. An SDI claim form must be completed and submitted to the state promptly. Loma Linda University Health requires that employees apply for SDI if a covered event occurs. In addition to SDI, residents are covered by a long-term group disability income plan provided by Loma Linda University Health. This plan provides disability benefits until age 65.

Educational Fund

As a LLUHEC resident and fellow, you are eligible for $1000 reimbursement per academic year for the following educational and license fees incurred while completing your residency with us within our policy guidelines:

  • USMLE Step 3 or COMLEX Level 3
  • PTL, CA Medical License, DEA certificate
  • Books, Journals, Electronic Subscriptions
  • Professional Medical Society Membership Dues
  • Electronic Device: smartphone, tablet, laptop, or PC only
  • Scientific /Medical Meeting or Course Registration fees
  • Travel for Scientific/Medical Meeting or Courses

Submit on Concur  User Guide  Policy (On Campus Only)

Employee HR Self-Service

Available through the PeoplePortal system, which can be accessed from the One Portal intranet (see Explore Applications located on the top right). PeoplePortal allows you to modify W-4 exemptions, view paychecks, or view W-2, etc. You must also notify the Graduate Medical Education Office of any changes to your name or home address; Contact the Graduate Medical Education Office by email or at 909-558-6131 (ext. 66131).


Family/Parental Leave

Twelve (12) weeks of family/medical leave, without pay but with continued benefits, is available for personal illness or family needs within the guidelines of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).

Lactation Pumping Rooms

Loma Linda University Health provides lactation rooms to support women balancing their return to work with their needs as mothers of young children. Each room offers a clean, secure, and user-friendly environment for women who need to pump during their work shift.

List of Lactation Pumping Rooms

Life & LTD Insurance

Loma Linda University Health provides a $300,000 group term life insurance policy.

Resident Life Insurance Summary

Resident Long Term Disability Summary

Living Whole Wellness Program

The Living Whole Wellness Program was established by the Department of Risk Management in 2006. This is due to Loma Linda University Health’s commitment to the health and wellbeing of its employees and their families. This award-winning program provides services and resources to aid individuals in the journey of health and wellness. Health behavior changes can be difficult, but with the right knowledge and support many things can be accomplished! Please review the variety of services that are available and we look forward to working with you on your Living Whole journey!

Living Whole Resources

Malpractice Coverage

Medical malpractice insurance is provided for you by LLUH through a self-insured program. This program covers house staff while acting within the course and scope of their employment relationship. All coverage is provided on an occurrence basis.  No separate "tail coverage" is required.

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You will be issued four $3 meal tickets by your program coordinator for each scheduled 24-hour in-house on-call period. In addition, residents receive a 20% discount on food purchased at Loma Linda University Health cafeterias. 

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Medical Spanish Course

Canopy Learn, the Canopy Medical Spanish Training course teaches English-speaking providers the skills needed to communicate effectively with Spanish-speaking patients. Sign up using your LLUH discount for residents!

Reimbursement of $395 is offered by the GME Office by providing successful completion of all three levels. You must purchase the subscription and submit reimbursement during the academic year you sign up to qualify.

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Parking is provided for designated parking lots on campus. The Department of Parking has established an online service for the application of parking permits, updating accounts, permit renewal, appealing violations and violation payments. Visit parking regulations for more information. 

Public Service Loan Forgiveness

Loma Linda is a non-profit organization and employed physicians are eligible for PSLF (public service loan forgiveness). The GME Office can complete the employer information and certification. 

Recreation Facility

All residents and their dependents are allowed to join the Drayson Center free of charge.

Retirement Plan

Employees may choose a percentage or dollar amount to be taken off their paycheck per pay period pre-tax, after-tax or both. Employer contributions of 5% of total gross compensation up to $280,000 will be credited to participant's accounts annually; no later than September of the following year. Current residents can access available forms for the retirement plan on the One Portal.     

Years of Service Vested Percentage
Less than 1 Year 0%
1 Year 20%
2 Years 40%
3 Years 60%
4 Years 80%
5 Years 100%

Retirement Plan Account Login
MERP Brochure
TSA Enrollment Brochure
Retirement Plan Summary

Sleeping Rooms

Call rooms are available for residents and fellows who are required to stay in the hospital overnight. Contact your residency coordinator for call room access.

UpToDate Reimbursement

Residents and fellows participating in one of our ACGME programs qualify for reimbursement for the base subscription at the trainee price. The subscription period must be while you are an active resident or fellow in the program.

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White Coats

Two white laboratory coats are provided at the beginning of training. Additional coats may be purchased by a resident or fellow from the Graduate Medical Education Office upon request. There are no provisions for personal laundry.