Salary and Benefits

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UTMB Health offers a generous salary and benefits package, including health insurance, dental and vision insurance, life insurance, and other options. The UTMB Health Family Medicine Residency Program also includes a variety of benefits in order to help our resident physicians succeed.


UTMB Health GME House Staff Benefits

PGY 1 salary

$ 54,554
PGY 2 salary

$ 56,402
PGY 3 salary
* Chief residents will receive an additional stipend

$ 58,150
UT Select BlueCross BlueShield medical plan

free to employee and family
Dental coverage

free to employee only
Vision coverage, short-term and long-term disability insurance, life insurance

see UTMB Health Benefits Office for details
Vacation leave

12 days (8 hours monthly),
13.5 days (9 hours monthly) for
Sick leave
12 days (8 hours monthly)

Other Benefits

iPad (or comparable tablet), clinic business cards, alpha pagers, lab coats and scrubs

free to resident physician
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP), and Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) certifications

free to resident physician
Memberships in American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), Texas Academy of Family Physicians (TAFP)

free to resident physician
Access to U-World for Residencies e-learning library and various online databases and resources, including UpToDate

free to resident physician
Annual educational funds to be spent at resident physician's discretion

Increases with seniority
UTMB Health campus parking - reduced rates
(Subject to availability)
$ 12.50 monthly for Lots
$ 20.00 monthly for garages 
Membership to UTMB Health Alumni Field House fitness facility

reduced rate
Wide variety of discounts available to UTMB Health employees, including wireless serve, automotive, and retail
various discounts


Department of Family Medicine
University of Texas Medical Branch
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, Texas 77555-1123

(409) 747-8593

Jamal Islam, MD, MS

Jamal Islam, MD, MS
Director, Residency Program

Kimberly Denton

Kimberly Denton
Residency Training Program Manager

Shirvonne Pope

Shirvonne Pope
Residency Training Program Coordinator