We understand that having just graduated from medical school, many of our residents are on a tight budget. The Internal Medicine Residency Program at Prisma Health 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 trainee’s dollars just a little further.

Salary (2020-2021)

  • PGY-1: $52,998/yr
  • PGY-2: $53,914/yr
  • PGY-3: $56,160/yr

Vacation/Paid Time Off

  • 15 vacation days per year
  • One week off during either Christmas or New Year’s week

Continuing Medical Education Allowance (In Addition to Salary)

  • PGY-1: iPhone and $500
  • PGY-2: $1,000
  • PGY-3: $1,200


  • Professional liability insurance provided
  • Health insurance, dental and vision coverage available with no waiting period
  • Group term life, long-term disability, group accident insurance and worker’s compensation provided by GHS
  • Supplemental insurance available at a nominal rate
  • Tax-deferred annuities available with employer matching contributions
  • GHS Credit Union payroll deduction plan and savings and loan programs for employees and immediate family members

Additional Benefits

  • All incoming residents receive an iPhone
  • Monthly phone bill is paid by the department
  • Free covered parking attached to hospital
  • Meals free while on duty
  • Three new coats when you arrive and free laundry service
  • Life Center: Reduced fee for residents: $100 per year
  • License Reimbursement: SC License, State and Federal licenses (during 1st year only)
  • Paid Memberships
    • AMA (AmericanMedicalAssocation)
    • SCMA (South Carolina Medical Association)
    • ACP (American College of Physicians)
  • 24-hour access to resident workroom, medical library with texts, journal and online references including ACP On-Line, Up-To-Date and Micromedex