Ascension St. John Hospital Compensation and Benefits

2021-2022 Stipends

PGY 1 $54,774

PGY 2 $56,431

PGY 3 $58,205

PGY 4 $59,743

PGY 5 $61,821

PGY 6 $63,411

PGY 7 $64,121

Residents and Fellows are paid on a bi-weekly basis.

Ascension St. John Hospital provides a comprehensive benefits program for residents and fellows.  Qualified dependents will also be eligible for benefit coverage. Each year, a benefits re-enrollment period in November allows you to adjust your benefits as your needs change.  Below is a comprehensive list of benefits.

Insurance Benefits


• Malpractice coverage provided by the Hospital

  • Residents are covered under Ascension St. John Hospital professional  liability program for any actions during the scope of their training as residents/fellows regardless of when the claim is filed.

• Medical, dental, vision insurance plans with dependent coverage

  • Health Savings Accounts (HSA)
  • Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA)

• Short term disability insurance

  • Benefit provided, at no cost to you, is 70% replacement of your base pay.
  • Pre-existing condition limitations apply.

 • Long term disability insurance

  • Benefit provided, at no cost to you, is 70% replacement of your base pay.
  • Pre-existing condition limitations apply.

• Accidental death and dismemberment

• Associate and family life insurance

• Group legal plan

Additional Benefits


• 403b retirement option, with employer matching up to 3% of your contribution

• Pre-tax Health Savings Account, Healthcare Flexible Spending Account (FSA)

  and Dependent Care (FSA)

• Employee Assistance Program

• Associate Discounts (include but not limited to)

  • Computers and Electronics
  • Entertainment
  • Health & Wellness
  • Automotive (rental cars/tires)

Commitment to resident/fellow wellness (include but not limited to)

  • Mayo Clinic Wellness Index
  • Headspace
  • Guided meditation resources
  • Virtual peer support groups
  • Virtual Spiritual Care available anytime, anywhere

• Mental/physical health counseling (paid for by GME Office)

• Maternity Leave/Paternity Leave available.  Lactation room onsite

• Reimbursement for BLS/ ACLS certifications when unavailable on campus

• Reimbursement of educational limited licenses while in training and a portion of

  permanent license fees 

• Educational device provided at the beginning of training program

• Three weeks (21 days) paid vacation

• Paid sick time

• Lab coats provided and laundered including scrubs

• Free Parking 

• Newly Renovated Resident Lounge

• Medical Library

• Free Buffet Luncheon, Monday-Friday, from 11:30am to 12:45pm

• Annual Allowance for on-call meals

  • Meal card is provided on the first day of training.  This card is to be used for on-call meals or when patient care duties prevent the resident/fellow from attending the Resident Noon buffet luncheon

• Professional Development Funds for residents/fellows at all levels of training

• Wellness stipend for each resident/fellow

• Computer facilities for residents/fellows’ use

• Research methods workshops

Research Opportunities


Presentation Funding

Residents and fellows who have been accepted to provide an oral or poster presentation at a conference may apply for funding up to two trips per year, in the continental United States.  Only one trip can be for a case report. Funding will be provided for travel-related expenses and for conference registration.

Project Funding 

Residents can apply for up to $10,000 and fellows can apply for up to $15,000 to support scholarly activity.  Funding is awarded after approval by a scientific review committee.

Professional Development Funds


Professional development funds are provided to each resident and fellow.  The amount of funds increases each year of advancement.  

Typical use for these education-related funds include:

       • Books 

       • Educational software 

       • Educational webinars 

       • Board review material 

       • Conference and travel 

       • Professional membership fees 

       • Application & professional liability fees for outside electives 

       • Educational devices once during residency/fellowship

         (computers, laptops, iPads) 

Wellness Funds


Each year, wellness funds are provided to each resident/fellow.  The amount is $200 each year (this does not rollover as the resident/fellow advances)

Typical use of these funds include but not limited to:

• Massages (limited to on-campus) 

• Gym Memberships 

• Online fitness classes 

• Residency group activities