Salary & Benefits
This section highlights the annual salary and some of the essential aspects of benefits provided to the U-M house officers. For a comprehensive listing and details, visit the U-M Benefits website.
Annual Salary (currently in effect for 100% employment effort)
Paid monthly, on the last day of the month or last Friday of the month if the last day is on a Saturday/Sunday.
HO1 $58,576 HO5 $71,746
HO2 $61,799 HO6 $75,388
HO3 $64,860 HO7 $79,138
HO4 $68,260 HO8 $82,934
Health insurance coverage begins the first day of employment.
Managed care and fee-for-service health insurance plan options that include medical and prescription drug benefits are provided.
Additional benefits provided include:
- Life Insurance
- Professional Liability Insurance
- Long-term Disability
- Leaves of Absence (serious illness, bereavement, maternity, secondary care provider, adoption, military, personal, child care and FMLA)
- Maternity = 6 weeks for regular delivery or 8 weeks for a caesarian section. During the last trimester of pregnancy, and for 2 months postpartum, overnight call will not be scheduled and duty will be limited to 12 consecutive hours.
- Secondary Care Provider = 14 consecutive days to be used up to 3 months after the delivery or arrival of the child. 1 month after the return from leave, a House Officer may request no overnight call and duty limited to no more than 12 consecutive hours.
- Travel Accident Insurance
Optional Benefits Include:
- Dental Plan
- Vision Plan
- Optional Life Insurance
- Dependent Life Insurance
- Legal Plan
- Flexible Benefits Program (Health Care and Dependent Care)
Lump Sum Payment (currently in effect for 100% employment effort)
A lump sum payment is provided to encourage retirement savings. Lump sum payments are based on employment effort percentage and active status.
HO1 $5,272 HO5 $6,457
HO2 $5,562 HO6 $6,785
HO3 $5,837 HO7 $7,122
HO4 $6,143 HO8 $7,464
When a house officer is assigned any responsibilities (including on-call, inpatient service coverage, clinics, rounding, jeopardy, home call, back-up, etc.) on a holiday listed below, the house officer will receive an additional 1/365th of their annual salary as compensation.
House Officer Holidays:
- Independence Day
- Labor Day
- Thanksgiving Day
- Day after Thanksgiving
- Christmas Eve
- Christmas Day
- New Year’s Eve
- New Year’s Day
- Memorial Day
- House Officer Birthday
Based on a full-time appointment (100%), house officers receive twenty-eight (28) days of vacation time per academic year, inclusive of weekends (Saturday and Sunday). A maximum of twenty (20) of the twenty-eight (28) days will occur on a Monday through Friday schedule.
Additional Paid Time Off
House officers will receive time off to take examinations required by the training program or as part of their board requirements (number of days of the examination plus reasonable travel time). Additionally, house officers can receive time off to attend conferences that are specifically approved by the program director.
Cellular Phone Stipend
House officers using their cell phone for employment-related activities are eligible for a $50 monthly cell phone stipend to begin the first full employment month following the completion and submission of a verification statement and utilization of Michigan Medicine security software on their phone.
Within two weeks of hire, a house officer will receive $100 on their MCard (U-M ID badge). Based on department and work schedules, house officers may be eligible for meal allowances for lengthy shifts or in-house call.
UH South Wellness Center
House Officers are eligible to join the UH South Wellness Center at any point during their training program. The center is conveniently located in a building connected to the main hospital and the cost is $10/month. The center offers access to physical activity equipment and services, as well as other health and well-being programs. It is available to members 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Prerequisites for Employment
An applicant for postgraduate medical training must be a graduate of an acceptable medical school. A listing of colleges and universities from which degrees will be accepted by the U-M is regularly updated by the State of California. Candidates must have graduated from a medical school found on the California approved list, affiliation with a school on the approved list is NOT sufficient.
An applicant for postgraduate medical training from an osteopathic medical school must be a graduate of a medical school that has been accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA). This list is regularly updated by the AOA and maintained on the AOA website.
Successful completion of a background check is a condition of employment.
Pre-Employment Drug Screen
Successful completion of a pre-employment drug screening is a condition of employment.
Note: Cannabis (marijuana) use, whether for medical purposes or not, is prohibited. A positive drug test for marijuana will therefore prevent successful completion of the pre-employment drug screen and will result in revocation of a conditional employment offer.
Non-U.S. citizens are required to have a Permanent Resident status or a J-1 visa sponsored by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG). J-1 visa holders must be eligible to renew their J-1 visa for the length of the U-M training program.
Within very limited circumstances, exceptions by the University to allow employment and clinical credentialing on another visa may be considered on a case-by-case basis at the discretion of the program director and must be prospectively approved.
Foreign Medical Graduates
Graduates of foreign medical schools are required to hold a current, valid certificate from the ECFMG, in addition to meeting the medical school requirements listed above.
Completion of the applicable examinations is required:
M.D. — USMLE Step 1 and 2 CK & CS
D.O. — COMLEX Step 1 & 2
Dentists — NBDE Steps 1 & 2
Podiatrists — NBPME Part 1 and 2 (Class of 2015 and after [excluding Class of 2016], part 2 written & CSPE)
A State of Michigan Medical License and Controlled Substance License (Educational Limited or Permanent) is required. Any house officer with a permanent medical license must also obtain a personal Federal DEA license.
If a full medical license will be sought upon entry or during training (due to exceeding eligibility years for Educational Limited License or another reason) attempts to pass any USMLE Step taken after December 6, 2016 must not exceed a total of 3 attempts.
Life Support Training
Specific to specialties, life support training courses are a requirement prior to the clinical start date. The program administrator can provide the course(s) required for your specialty.
Incoming PGY-1s: Basic Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support and/or Pediatric Advanced Life Support is required prior to the clinical start date and is offered during orientation.
Incoming PGY-2s and higher: Basic Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support and/or Pediatric Advanced Life Support is required as part of clinical credentialing and is a pre-hire condition of employment.
PGY1 residents typically start mid-June. PGY2 and higher residents and fellows typically start July 1 (unless otherwise noted by the training program).
House officers may be assigned duties in ambulatory care and outreach clinics, or other similar institutions.
The House Officers Association is the duly recognized bargaining representative for house officers under this agreement.