Benefits

The Radiology Residency Program offers an excellent compensation and benefits package, including health and disability insurance, vacation days and holiday pay. This package is negotiated by the House Officers Association (HOA).

Salary and Financial Support

  • A resident’s salary allows for a very high quality of life in Ann Arbor. Salary for each PGY level is as follows:
    • PGYI: $58,576
    • PGYII: 61,799
    • PGYIII: 64,860
    • PGYIV: 68,260
    • PGYV: 71,746
    • PGYVI: 75,388
    • PGYVII: 79,138
    • PGYVIII: 82,934
  • In addition, to encourage and support the establishment of a voluntary savings plan, all House Officers receive a lump sum payment in November each year. Lump sum payment for each PGY level is as follows:
    • PGY I $5,272
    • PGY II $5,562
    • PGY III $5,837
    • PGY IV $6,143
    • PGY V $6,457
    • PGY VI $6,785
    • PGY VII $7,122
    • PGY VIII: $7,464
  • Upon hire, all residents receive $100 credit for meals on their U-M ID card. In addition, residents are provided additional credit for meals when taking call and meeting the criteria outlined in the HOA contract.  This money can be used at the Cafeteria, Einstein Bagels, Starbucks, Subway, and other cafes scattered throughout the hospital system.
  • Residents have the option of enrolling their personal cell phone in the hospitals two-factor authentication system.  If they do so they will receive a stipend of $50 per month to cover cell phone costs.
  • Residents are provided with $1500 to present or exhibit research at national or international conferences (to defray travel, hotel, and meeting registration costs).
  • All third-year residents are encouraged to attend the American Institute for Radiologic Pathology (AIRP) four-week radiologic-pathologic correlation course in Silver Spring, Maryland.  The department covers the $1950 AIRP registration fee and also provides $2000 for living/travel expenses. 

Benefits

  • Comprehensive health insurance coverage including vision, dental, life, disability, and flexible spending accounts.
  • Every house officer is guaranteed membership to the UH South Wellness Center for $10 per month. The gym is open 24 open per day with a wide variety of strength and cardiovascular training equipment. The gym can be easily accessed before or after work, or even before starting a call shift!

Educational Resources

  • StatDx access
  • Radiology Learning Center (RLC): Learning center available 24/7 for radiology residents/fellows
  • Resident e-library: hundreds of books available in electronic form for resident access in the University of Michigan cloud storage.
  • U-M Taubman Medical Library: access to numerous medical journals and radiology text books online.
  • iPad 128GB: provided to each resident and pre-loaded with numerous radiology textbooks and apps

Educational Book Fund

  • First year of residency: $1000
  • Second year of residency: $250
  • Third year of residency: $250
  • Fourth year of residency: $250
  • Unused financial support for resident attendance to present research at national or international meetings can be used to supplement the book fund.

Moonlighting

  • Beginning in their second-year, residents have the opportunity to moonlight at several outpatient facilities. Residents are paid $75 per hour to be present at these facilities in the event that there is an adverse reaction to injected contrast material.

Vacation

  • 20 weekdays of vacation each academic year, taken in weekly blocks
  • House Officer holidays: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, House Officer Birthday.
  • If a resident works on a house officer holiday, he or she can take a compensatory day off later on in the academic year OR can be reimbursed 1/365th of their annual salary.

U-M House Officer’s Association

  • House Officer’s at U-M are represented by the House Officer’s Association (HOA) and receive benefits and compensation on the basis of a bargained-for contract negotiated by HOA.
  • There is a House Officer Lounge on the 2nd floor next to the cafeteria where residents in all specialties can help themselves to free Keurig coffee and chocolate.
  • Several times a year the HOA organizes happy hours, which are free to all U-M house officers. This is a great way to meet and interact with fellow residents in different specialties.