Residency Benefits

GME provides a generous benefit package, particularly in light of the relatively low cost of living the Albuquerque area affords. As a state institution there are additional protections. And we consider families and pets a part of the program.
  • Health insurance through BlueCross/Blue Shield
  • Disability insurance
  • Union eligibility*
  • Primary care for GME learners through LoboCare clinics if no PCP
  • Meals allowance, over $700/yr
  • Professional liability insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Step 3 reimbursement
  • Intern year counseling (brief) to provide mental health contact for self or a colleague in crisis
  • Scrubs & ID badges
  • Discounted parking
  • Use of an outstanding medical center library, online reference resources, librarian assistance for med-line searches
  • Leave (per year)
    • Vacation 15 days
    • Education 5 days
    • Wellness 2 days
    • Parental 2 weeks (our program allows additional combinations of sick, annual or FMLA to extend)

*All UNM housestaff are able to join the Council of Interns and Residents, a subsidiary of 1199 SEIU. Membership is not mandatory, but the Union negotiates for all house officers. This year the union successfully negotiated a 3% salary increase for all post-graduate trainees, and a $40/month cell phone reimbursement.

Additional benefits supplied by the residency
  • Intern textbook allowance
  • $600 educational stipend annually (rolls over), can be used for study resources, medical equipment or electronics
  • Travel and expenses stipend to present at one major conference during PGY2/PGY3, although we encourage scholarly involvement and leadership and will support these endeavors through additional travel funds
  • Lab coats
  • Photocopying
  • A residents’ office in the academic offices with 4 computers and dictation access, refrigerator, nap space, snacks, coffee
  • Call room space in the clinical department with 2 computers with dictation and printer access, refrigerator, breast pumping space
  • ACLS, ATLS, PALS instructor courses paid
  • Membership in SAEM and EMRA (including EM-RAP), subscription to Rosh Review


Training Year Annual Wages
I $55,515
II $57,315
III $59,401

As of 8/1/20