• All residents have access to health insurance, prescription drug program, dental care, disability insurance, and life insurance.

  • An annual educational stipend of $600.00 is provided by the Graduate Medical Education office for medical textbooks, subscriptions to online medical databases, educational software, medical society membership fees, or towards USMLE Step III. In addition, residents are given a stipend of $600.00 to attend resident orientation in June.

  • The Department of Orthopaedics provides $500 annually to housestaff for medical books and journals.

  • Daycare facilities are also available for housestaff at minimal cost.

CIR Contract

The basic salaries for house staff (beginning July 1, 2017) are:

PGY 1 - $61,749

PGY 2 - $65,934

PGY 3 - $69,970

PGY 4 - $74,056

PGY 5 - $76,022

PGY 6 – $77,976

Conferences/Courses Supported by Department:
All PGY years attend:

New Jersey Orthopaedic Society Annual Meeting

Behren’s Orthopaedic Trauma Symposium

AO Basic Course

AANA Arthroscopy Course

Miller Review Course

AAOS Annual Meeting

Expenses for research presentations/posters at conferences are covered by the Department or GME

Other courses can be arranged with funding support (such as AO Advanced course)

Benefits Overview


  • Housestaff receive employment contracts valid for a maximum of one year. The contract refers to the duration of appointment, salary, training level (PGY), vacation, health benefits, liability coverage, uniforms and the obligations of the appointee.


  • Meal cards (The Gold Card) are provided for you while on call at University Hospital, which can be used in the hospital cafeteria.

Professional Liability

  • Residents are covered for medical liability as part of their contract during their five years of employment.

For full list of Resident benefits, please follow link to NJMS Rutgers ACGME Beneftis above