We understand that having just graduated from medical school, many of our residents are on a tight budget. The Family Residency Program at Prisma offers a competitive salary in an environment with a moderate cost of living. In addition, our program offers several other benefits that help to stretch our trainees’ dollars just a little further.

Salary for academic year 2020-2021

  • PGY1: $55,671.00
  • PGY2: $56,324.40
  • PGY3: $58,907.00
  • Opportunities to moonlight as PGY2 and PGY3

Educational funds

  • PGY1 residents receive $500 educational funds
  • PGY2 residents receive $1,000 educational funds
  • PGY3 residents receive $1,500 educational funds
  • Coverage of USMLE or COMLEX Step 3 registration fee
  • Free courses for BLS, ACLS, PALS, NRP, and ALSO
  • Coverage of AAFP board examination registration fee if boards are taken during residency


  • Professional liability insurance provided
  • Health/dental/vision plans (partially paid)
  • Life insurance, group accident, disability and workers compensation
  • Tax-deferred annuities available with employer matching contributions
  • Credit Union payroll deduction plan and savings and loan programs for employees and immediate family members

Public Service Loan Forgiveness

  • Our health company has received 501(c) (3) tax-exempt status from the Internal Revenue Service. Our hospital has a long history of providing care to all, regardless of their ability to pay. This designation allows our residents to participate in the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.

Additional benefits

  • $300 monthly meal allowance for the cafeteria and all restaurants in the hospital
  • iPhone with unlimited cellular data paid by GME
  • Free gym membership to Life Center Health & Conditioning Club
  • Free covered parking in garage
  • Three free embroidered lab coats and cleaning service
  • Work laptop provided
  • SC Medical license, SC Medical Association membership, AAFP membership, and SCAFP membership fees paid yearly
  • Opportunities for global health trips
  • 2 days provided to take Step 3, 1 day provided to take boards outside of PTO/CME
  • Access to on-site daycare