Salary and Benefits

Housestaff Stipends for 2018 - 2019:

Year                Annual
PGY1               $57,952  
PGY2               $61,317
PGY3               $63,318
PGY4               $65,811

Fringe Benefits: 23%


Residents receive free medical and optional dental and / or vision insurance. In addition, residents may open a flexible spending account and choose Emory's 401k program.  A copy of the Housestaff Manual, which provides details regarding additional benefits and leave, may be viewed at

The department also provides residents in good standing a $2200 stipend allotted over four years of training to be used towards educational materials, such as textbooks, conference expenses, or board review guides or courses. Each resident receives $500 for conducting the required research project during residency.


Residents have three weeks of vacation per academic year. During the Christmas / New Year holiday, "block scheduling" allows all residents additional time with family and friends during one of these two periods. 

Work Hours:

Work hours are compliant with the ACGME guidelines regarding the maximum of 80 hours per week averaged over four weeks. Most rotations average 65-70 hours per week. The program uses the web-based New Innovations software for electronic reporting.