Fact Sheet for Residency Applicants

Residents’ Orientation Manual (2018-2019)

Residency Contract

Salary (effective 07/2018)
PGY-1 : $ 53,031.72/yr
PGY-2 : $ 57,601.92/yr
PGY-3 : $ 62,412.48/yr
PGY-4 : $ 67,256.40/yr
PGY-5 : $ 71,969.88/yr
PGY-6 : $ 76,846.20/yr

Vacation: 24 days per year.

Sick Leave: Eight (8) days per year accumulated at a rate of one (1) per month to a maximum of eight (8).

Professional Leave: May be taken as leave of absence or as part of vacation.

Parental Leave: May be taken as sick leave and vacation leave. In compliance with the Family and Medical Leave Act, 12 weeks of unpaid leave may be taken as parental leave or to provide care for children, parents, or close relatives. However, this may affect the overall duration of the residency training necessary to meet the requirements of the Specialty Requirements of the Essentials of Accredited Residencies, specialty boards and/or state licensure.

Professional Liability Coverage: The County of Los Angeles insures all employees against liability for bodily injury and property damage resulting from their actions in their course of duty. This includes malpractice insurance for members of the housestaff when they are acting in their official capacity as employees of Los Angeles County. This coverage also includes legal defense and protection against awards from claims reported or filed after the completion of graduate medical education if the alleged acts or omissions of the house officer are within the scope of the education program.

Hospital and Health Insurance: Several health insurance programs, which include both indemnity plans and HMOs are available. In general, there is no cost to house officers for individual health insurance, but there are monthly premiums if a spouse or family members are included in the coverage. Dental insurance also is available as a County employee.

Living Quarters: There is adequate housing in the immediate vicinity of the hospital at reasonable cost. A small number of rooms are available at nominal cost for a limited period (30 days maximum) to allow housestaff time to seek housing in the community.

Meals: Meals are provided to housestaff members without cost while on duty or on call and available for duty. Members of your family may dine with you but must pay for their meals with tickets purchased from the cashier.

Uniforms: Uniforms are furnished and laundered by the hospital without charge.