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Graduate Medical Education

Salaries & Benefits

Washington State University, Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine offers a variety of comprehensive benefits to eligible trainees (residents and fellows) and their families.

The following information is intended to be a brief summary of these benefits.  All trainees should seek information from the Office of Graduate Medical Education regarding eligibility costs and benefit plan options.





Benefits Overview

Medical Insurance

Dental Insurance

Retirement Information

Relocation (up to $1,000)

Additional Benefits:
  • Education Funds
  • Meals
  • Parking
  • DEA
  • Medical License
  • Professional Liability Coverage
  • Step 3 reimbursement

Vacation and Leave Benefits

Each academic year, Trainees will be provided 20 days for Paid Time Away (PTA), Monday-Friday, to be used for coverage of vacation, holiday, and sick time. PTA cannot be “carried over” from one year to the next. Each program will inform its trainees of the specialty board regulation on leave and Board eligibility. All PTA requests must be approved by the program director prior to usage.


Professional and Education Leave

Programs will define and allocate professional and educational leave per year, in addition to PTA. Professional and educational leave may not be “carried over” from one year to the next.