Family Medicine Resident Benefits

2019 Stipend Rates

First year: $55,762

Second year: $57,478

Third year: $59,456


The following is a list of benefits for the eight University of Minnesota family medicine residency programs.

Duluth, Methodist, and St. Cloud benefits may vary. Contact the program directly for specifics.

Insurance and health coverage

Insurance and health coverage

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
    Extended periods of leave available at program director’s discretion. Any leave may extend residency and postpone board eligibility.

Retirement plans

Professional development and continuing education

Professional development and continuing education

Academic business expense reimbursement fund

  • Up to $1,000 reimbursement per year for conference expenses, medical association memberships, web-based courses, clinical textbooks and medical journals, and educational or clinical software. 

Continuing medical education

  • Three to five days per year at program director’s discretion


  • Reimbursement for the USMLE Step 3 or COMLEX-USA Level 3 exams if taken during residency

Department grand rounds

Life support courses

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support
  • Basic Life Support
  • Neonatal Resuscitation

Prenatal/newborn elective

  • Two- to six-week elective—may be taken by residents who have a child born or adopted during residency

Programmatic courses

  • We sponsor a variety of hands-on one- to two-day programmatic courses. Topics include obstetrics, sports medicine, leadership and finance, sexual medicine, and more. Some are required for residents to take and others are optional.

Global Family Medicine

  • Elective curricular experience where residents participate in international experience 

Fellowship opportunities after residency

Faculty development programs

Residents who join our faculty after residency can benefit from the following training programs:

Research and scholarship

Research and scholarship

Resident well-being resources

Resident well-being resources

Resident and Fellow Assistance Program

Well-being resources
  • Learn to Live provides online programs to help with stress, depression, social anxiety and insomnia. Visit and enter code "UMN" for access. 

Practice-related benefits and reimbursements

Practice-related benefits and reimbursements

DEA registration

  • Fee reimbursed during residency

Minnesota license

  • Permit and licensure application fee paid during residency

Moving allowance


  • Lab coats provided

University of Minnesota perks

University of Minnesota perks

A U Card is required to access some of these benefits. It is your official University of Minnesota ID.

Technology discounts

Fitness membership

Resource for global information, innovation, and collaboration

Library system

University events

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

Loan repayment programs

Loan repayment programs

Eligibility while in residency is contingent on state funding and clinic location.

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