Sports Medicine Fellowship Benefits

Benefits information presented here is for fellows in the Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship and the Sports Medicine Fellowship.

2019-20 fellow stipend

  • $61,580

Fellow benefits

Insurance and health benefits

Insurance and health benefits

For more information, please see University of Minnesota Office of Student Health Benefits.

  • Health insurance
    Resident and family coverage available through Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota. Automatic emergency travel assistance. Available on first day of orientation.
  • Flexible spending account
    Eligible for pre-tax health care and dependent care reimbursement.
  • Dental insurance
    Available for residents and family members.
  • Life insurance
    Group term provided at no cost. Additional coverage available.
  • Disability (short- and long-term)
    Up to $5,000 covered per month during residency at no charge. Loan payoff if disabled during residency. May enroll in guaranteed coverage until age 67 for up to $10,000 per month, regardless of pre-existing condition.
  • Malpractice insurance
    Coverage provided for activities within the course and scope of resident duties at no cost.

Paid time off (PTO) and leaves

Paid time off (PTO) and leaves

Paid time off (PTO)

  • Twenty-one days per contract year. These days are designed to cover vacations, unexpected absences such as sick days and funeral/bereavement leave, and practice search.

Maternity, paternity, and adoption leave

  • Two weeks paid maternity leave, paid at 100%; up to four additional weeks paid through short-term disability at 70%
  • Two weeks paid paternity or adoption leave upon request

Miscellaneous leave

  • May be granted at program director's discretion for no more than three days at a time

Retirement plans



Academic business expense reimbursement fund

  • Up to $1,000 reimbursement per year for software, conference expenses, medical association memberships, and clinical textbooks and journals

Minnesota license and DEA registration

  • Permit and licensure application fee reimbursed
  • DEA fee reimbursed

Moving allowance

  • Up to $1,000 reimbursement for relocation expenses

Discount and perks

Discount and perks

A U Card is required to access some of these benefits.

Technology discounts

Fitness membership

Library system

Relocation assistance

Resident and Fellow Assistance Program

University events

  • Receive discounted tickets for some University of Minnesota sports, theater, and cultural events

Additional fellowship-specific benefits

Additional fellowship-specific benefits

Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship

  • Lab coats and pagers provided
  • Parking is free

Sports Medicine Fellowship

  • Lab coats, pagers, and team apparel provided
  • Parking is free or discounted while on duty


Contact Sheila McGinley at 612-625-0646,