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Vacation & Benefits


Folly Beach


Annual compensation for residents is in accordance with the compensation that goes in effect on July 1 of each year. Paychecks are received on the last working day of the month.

Annual income is as follows:

First Year: $51,998.00
Second Year: $53,658.00
Third Year: $55,334.00
Fourth Year: $57,840.00
Fifth Year:  $60,141.00

Annual Leave (Vacation)

All full time residents receive 15 days of compensated annual leave per year. Annual leave must be scheduled (at the discretion of the Program Director) in advance and cannot accrue from one year to the next.

Sick Leave

All full-time residents received 15 days of sick leave per year. Sick leave can be used for personal illness, disability or injury and for medical, dental or optional appointments. Sick leave cannot accrue from one year to the next.

Maternity/Paternity Leave

A combination of sick and annual leave can be used for maternity leave for a total of six weeks annually. A total of two weeks sick leave can be used for paternity leave annually. Leave time must be approved by the program director and chief resident. Leave time beyond the two or six weeks will be considered unpaid leave. This request must be approved by the Program Director in writing, in advance. Any Resident who is on Maternity/Paternity Leave may be required to "make up" time missed while on leave in accordance with the RRC Board Eligibility requirements.


Health insurance is offered to residents for a monthly premium. Spouse and/or child(ren) can be covered under any one of the four plans for an additional charge.

Dental insurance is offered to residents at no cost. Spouse and/or child(ren) can be covered for an additional charge.

Basic life and basic long-term disability insurance are provided to the resident if they enroll in health insurance. The resident may choose to add optional term life insurance or supplemental long-term disability insurance for a monthly premium. The resident may also elect life insurance for spouse and/or child(ren) at an additional charge.

Residents are eligible to participate in one of two State Retirement Plans. If they elect to participate, they are eligible for a group life benefit equal to their annual salary after one year of employment. Residents are also eligible to participate in one of the approved voluntary retirement plans.

Detailed benefits information can be reviewed on the University Benefits website.

The hospital also provides a disability policy under a group plan with a maximum of $600 per month benefit. Accidental death, dismemberment and loss of sight insurance carry a double indemnity of $6000.

The hospital maintains malpractice insurance for residents. The coverage provides total limits of $100,000 for each house-staff member, with a $1,000,000 umbrella.

Student Wellness Center

Residents are given a complimentary membership to the Student Wellness Center through their departments. This membership covers all aspects of the fitness center from free weights to an Olympic swimming pool. Memberships for spouses and dependents (age 18 or older) may be obtained for an additional charge.

Graduate Medical Education

Find more information on graduate medical education here.