UChicago EM


Salary (2023-2024): 

  • PGY-1 $70,546
  • PGY-2 $74,622
  • PGY-3 $77.196

Other Perks:

  • Educational funds: $500 per academic year for question banks, technology, textbooks, etc.
  • Paid memberships in ACEP (with EM:RAP access), EMRA, SAEM, AAEM, AAMS (Association of Air Medical Services), AMPA (Air Medical Physician Association)
  • Subscriptions to Annals of Emergency Medicine, Academic Emergency Medicine, and Journal of Emergency Medicine
  • Paid certifications for ACLS, ATLS, PALS, Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP)
  • 3 sets of monogrammed FIGS scrubs
  • Monogrammed white coat

Conferences and Travel:

  • SAEM Annual Meeting: attendance (and travel/hotel expenses) for the EM1 year and in later years if a paper is accepted for presentation
  • 40-hour Medical Legal Seminar: during the EM2 year, all expenses paid
  • ACEP Annual Scientific Assembly: attendance (and travel/hotel expenses) for the EM3 year
  • AMA, NMA/SNMA, AAEMS, or other specialty society annual meetings: attendance (and travel/hotel expenses) if paper presented, serving as an officer or committee member, or serving as residency representative
  • Opportunities for payment and first/business class travel with the International Medical Flight Program (AXA)
  • Moonlighting opportunities as PGY-2 and PGY-3


  • Discounted guaranteed parking on campus ($25/month at UCMC, free at NUH)
  • Reimbursement on gas for off-site rotations (62.5 cents/mile until gas prices fall below $4.75/gallon)
  • Bicycle commuter benefits

Insurance, health, and other benefits:

  • Health insurance (for resident and family members) through UChicago Health Plan HMOs or BCBS PPOs
  • Annual discounts on health insurance for completing health screening and earning “Wellness points”
  • Discounted rates at UChicago gym facilities
  • Dental and vision insurance (for resident and family members)
  • Confidential counseling, medical, and psychological support services via the Employee Assistance Program and Physician’s Assistance Committee
  • Life insurance ($50,000 coverage at no cost)
  • Long-term and short-term disability coverage (at no cost)
  • FSAs, HSAs (optional)
  • Tuition remission for family members at UChicago schools
  • 403(b) retirement account (optional)


  • Two 2-week blocks of vacation annually
  • 6-weeks of paid (100%) medical/parental/caregiver leave
  • FMLA, Bereavement, and Civic leave