Description of Stipend, Benefits and Facilities
Residents are provided an annual salary at approximately PGY2-3 level ($54,000–$56,000). Funding for the Preventive Medicine Residency comes from a variety of sources. For purposes of compensation and benefits, residents are classified as University of California, San Diego residents/housestaff.
Residents are eligible for enrollment in the UCSD Housestaff health, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance plans. There is no premium charge to the housestaff for the cost of enrollment in the health, dental, and vision plans either for him/herself, for a spouse, for dependent children or for a domestic same or opposite sex partner. There is no premium charge to the housestaff for enrollment in either the life or disability plans. Malpractice insurance is provided by the University at no cost as well. The residents have health and dental insurances, vacation and other benefits comparable with the University of California, San Diego applicable policies.
University of California, San Diego is a world renowned research facility. As UCSD Housestaff, the residents have access to both clinical and research activities. The grand rounds from each department and division, including epidemiology are open to the residents. The San Diego State University campus provides access to the faculty and research activities of the Graduate School of Public Health as well as other Departments. San Diego State University has a state-of-the-art media center, with consultants in education and the use of media available to the residents. The large libraries at both institutions are computerized with free access to Medline and other electronic databases.