Medical Education

2014-2015 Salary

  • PGY-1     $49,918
  • PGY-2     $51,178
  • PGY-3     $52,969
  • PGY-4     $54,822

Paid Vacation

  • PGY-1     2 weeks+1 week meeting
  • PGY-2     2 weeks+1 week meeting
  • PGY-3     3 weeks+1 week meeting
  • PGY-4     2 weeks+1 week meeting


Carolinas Medical Center (CMC) provides (at no charge to the House Staff) medical coverage under the Choice 20 Plan, prescription drug coverage (CarolinaCare and WHI), and CIGNA Dental Plan for House Staff members and their dependents. Professional liability, life and disability insurances are provided for House Staff only.

House Staff receive the equivalent of two weeks' vacation each academic year with one additional week during their third year OR subsequent year of training. (For programs lasting longer than three years, third week can be taken a subsequent year if not taken during third year.)

An additional five days per academic year is allowed for an educational trip for which tuition and expenses up to $1,900 are provided.

Free parking is provided.

Meals are provided for on-call and frequently for noontime educational conferences.