Kaiser Permanente provides its residents and fellows with a compensation program that is highly competitive in today’s market. We approach salary and benefits as a total compensation package: wage programs, pay practices, paid time off, educational leave, and ancillary benefits such as child and elder care, are all part of a compensation structure that sustains a comfortable quality of life for our residents and fellows.
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Medical and Major Medical
Our excellent comprehensive medical plan includes prescriptions and is provided at minimal cost to you and your dependents. Specific information about your coverage is available when you visit.
Delta Dental plans available.
There are six paid holidays per year.
Each year you receive three weeks of paid vacation and one week of paid educational time per program approval.
As a Kaiser Permanente resident and fellow you are eligible for reimbursement for the following educational and license fees incurred while completing your residency with us.
- USMLE/COMLEX Step 3 Exam
- California Medical License & Renewal
- CAlifornia Postgraduate Training License
- DEA Certificate (starting in PGY-2)
Each year you are also eligible to receive a $500 reimbursable allowance for educational materials. In the final year of training residents can receive a week of leave and $1,000 professional conference allowance. Your Program Director will discuss how to qualify for reimbursement.
Sick Leave and Disability
Sick leave is provided. Short-term disability insurance is available for a nominal charge through payroll deduction. A parental leave policy has been established.
Medical malpractice insurance is provided for you by the Southern California Permanente Medical Group.
A meal allowance is provided which covers the cost of most meals.
Coats and Parking
Both are provided for you at our expense.
Private rooms are provided when you are on call.
Licensed residents can earn additional income with moonlighting opportunities available within our medical center with approval by the Program Director.
2019-2020 Salary Structure
*current as of October 22, 2019 and subject to revision.
2019-2020 Benefit Package At-a-Glance
|USMLE Step 3||$730||CML||$416||Up-To-Date Subscription||$150||CML Renewal||$805|
|CML Application||$493||DEA||$731||Educational Materials||$500||Up-To-Date Subscription||$150|
|Up-To-Date Subscription||$150||Up-To-Date Subscription||$150||Educational Materials||$500|
|Educational Materials||$500||Educational Materials||$500||Professional Conference||$1,000|