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.

Outline of our resident benefits.

Sample resident contract.

2018 Benefits in Brief

Salary Structure

2018-2019 Salary

$56,131.00 $58,188.00 $60,265.00 $62,322.00 $64,851.00 $67,422.00 $75,358.40 $75,358.40

Payroll Calendar

2018-2019 Benefit Package At-a-Glance

*Note: This Benefit Package is calculated for an M.D. US Graduate in a categorical program. To qualify for the cell phone stipend, you must use it for Spok Mobil App (mobile pager) and/or ResQ Medical App (duty hour reporting).

Salary $56,131.00 Salary $58,188.00 Salary $60,265.00 Salary $62,322.00
USMLE Step 3 (Educational Fund) $850.00 Medical License Fee (Educational Fund) $416.50        
Medical License Fee (Educational Fund) $491.00 Educational Fund $242.50 Educational Fund $1,000.00 Educational Fund $1,000.00
Basic Up-To-Date Subscription  Up to $214.00 per year for first time subscribers Basic Up-To-Date Subscription  Up to $199.00 per year for renewing subscribers  Basic Up-To-Date Subscription Up to $199.00 per year for renewing subscribers  Basic Up-To-Date Subscription Up to $199.00 per year for renewing subscribers 
Cell Phone Stipend $300.00 Cell Phone Stipend $300.00 Cell Phone Stipend $300.00 Cell Phone Stipend $300.00
TOTAL (per year) $57,986.00   $59,346.00   $62,764.00   $63,821.00

Medical and Dental Coverage

Our excellent comprehensive medical and dental plan includes prescriptions and is provided at minimal cost to you and your dependents. Specific information about your coverage is available by contacting Risk Management.

Paid Leave


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


PGY-1: three weeks (15 Monday – Friday days)
PGY-2 to PGY-8: four weeks (20 Monday – Friday days)
Professional Leave: Varies according to program

Starting July 1, 2017

Hire Date


Number of Paid Leave Days Allowed

First year employed by the Consortium

Initial year employed as a resident physician or fellow by the Consortium (regardless of level of training)

3 weeks (15 Monday-Friday days)

Each subsequent year of training & employment by the Consortium

Residents and fellows who are currently employed by the Consortium and advance to the next level of training or LLUH residents who continue in a LLUH fellowship training program  will receive four (4) weeks of paid leave per academic year.   

4 weeks (20 Monday-Friday days)

PGY-2 through PGY-8 who are newly hired and starting training at LLUH for the first time will officially begin employment on the second Monday of July and will advance to the next year of training on July 1 of the following year.

Residents who are transferring to Loma Linda University Health from another institution are advised to use COBRA to extend health insurance and disability coverage for the period of time prior to their official Loma Linda University Health hire date.

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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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Educational Stipend

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:

  • USMLE/COMLEX Step 3 Exam
  • California Medical License Application 
  • Californial Medical License & Renewal
  • DEA
  • Up-To-Date Annual Subscription

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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Four $3.00 meal tickets are issued for each scheduled 24-hour-in-house on-call period.  In addition, residents receive 20 percent discount on food purchased at the Medical Center, Children’s Hospital, Faculty Dining Room, FMO, and the Councilor’s Student Pavilion.  Medical Center cafeteria hours are from 6 a.m. to midnight Sunday through Saturday.

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Coats and Parking

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 provision for personal laundry.

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. 

Sleeping Rooms

Call rooms are available for residents and fellows who are required to stay in the hospital overnight.

Additional Income

Licensed residents and fellows can earn additional income with moonlighting opportunities available within our medical center with approval by the Program Director. View the Moonlighting Form.

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Assistance to Fatigued Residents

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. View Policy

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.

Employee HR Self-Service

Available through the PeoplePortal system, which can be accessed from the One Portal intranet (see Other Links & Applications). PeoplePortal allows you to modify W-4 exemptions, or view your paycheck. 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).

Life Insurance

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

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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

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 of of their paycheck per pay period pre-tax, after-tax or both. Employer contributions of 5% of total gross compensation up to $270,000 will be credited to participant's accounts annually; no later than September of the following year. View the Retirement Plan Summary.