Program Benefits

House Officer Association

The University of Michigan House Officer Association is a resident run organization that strives to both improve the working conditions for house officers and advance patient care. To name a few of the benefits our residents particular enjoy, the HOA has collectively negotiated a competitive resident salary, disability coverage, mental health programs, medical and dental insurance, holiday compensation for nine of the major bank holidays (and the resident’s birthday), an extension in maternity and secondary care provider leave, and a monthly cellular phone stipend.


Residents are provided with 4 weeks of vacation per academic year. During the winter season, each resident also receives an additional 5-day block free from clinical responsibilities.

Educational funds and supplies

Each resident is provided with the most recent edition of Harriet Lane Pediatrics before starting residency. Interns are also provided with a laptop computer for use during the first year of residency.

Each resident is awarded $500 for books, software, and other educational expenses. Financial support (an additional $500) is also provided for residents for presentation at national academic conferences.


Resident salaries across the institution are negotiated by the University of Michigan House Officer Association. With a comparably low cost of living in Ann Arbor and highly competitive salaries, our residents live very comfortably. 

In addition to the salary list below, each resident is awarded a “lump sum” payment in November of each year to encourage savings.

Finally, residents are given additional holiday pay for working major holidays and birthdays!

House Officer Salary Schedule

lump sum payment table


Meals are provided for residents at the program’s conferences held at 8:00 am and noon every weekday. Residents also receive a monthly stipend on their “M-card” for purchases in all cafeterias throughout the hospital. Residents who work longer hours on non-call days may also provide this information to the program for additional reimbursement on their card!


Residents may join the University Hospital South Wellness Center for ten dollars a month. If residents would prefer to join a center outside of the hospital complex, residents have discounted membership options at other University of Michigan recreational centers.