Stipends & Benefits
This page provides access to information on stipends and benefits for medical residents & fellows.
Resident & Fellow Stipends
Trainees are paid an annual stipend as stated in the Residency/Fellowship Agreement and in the program's Policy Manual. Trainees receive their stipend via a biweekly paycheck. Trainees are encouraged to use the direct deposit system, as physical checks have the potential of being lost or delayed in the mail. Paychecks are mailed or credited to bank accounts of those using the direct-deposit system on these payroll dates.
Resident & Fellow Benefits
Benefits for medical residents and fellows are managed through the UMN Office of Student Health Benefits. View the OSHB Resident/Fellow Benefits site for comprehensive information about the resident/fellow benefit package, including medical, dental, disability, and life insurance.
Impact of unpaid leave of absence
Individuals who qualify for FMLA will have the employer portion of their benefits paid for by the University for up to 12 unpaid weeks per fiscal year (July 1 to June 30).
For individuals who do not qualify for FMLA and are on unpaid leave of absence, the University discontinues the employer contribution toward the cost of your medical, dental, and life insurance benefits. You have the option to continue these benefits and your flexible spending accounts (health care and/or dependent care), but you will be responsible for paying for the full cost of the coverage. If you choose to continue some or all of your benefits, you will be directly billed for the cost of the coverage. Once you return to active employment, you will again receive the University's contribution, if eligible.