Benefits and Program Perks

While a benefits package will not be the deciding factor in choosing a residency program, it does help demonstrate how a program values its residents. We pride ourselves on our excellent employment benefits. They allow residents to develop financial stability and promote physical and mental wellness, health and safety, and time for rest and play. They also encourage intellectual curiosity and seek to provide residents the tools necessary to efficiently perform their clinical and academic work.

Salary

  • PGY-1: $55,671
  • PGY-2: $56,324
  • PGY-3: $58,907
  • PGY-4: $61,122

Benefits package

Includes medical/dental/vision insurance, long-term disability insurance, retirement savings plan (with match of up to 3%), and additional voluntary benefits.

Paid time off

3 weeks (15 work days) vacation/PTO. Additionally, residents receive:

  • Several holiday days off each year
  • Two additional PTO days for any major holiday worked
  • Five additional days for educational time off (to take Step/COMLEX exam, attend medical conferences, etc)

Parental Leave

Residents receive 6 weeks paid parental leave

Parking

Free gated covered parking is provided in a garage attached to the hospital

Meal stipend

$300/month

  • Can be used at hospital cafeteria and on-campus Starbucks, Au Bon Pain, Chick-fil-a, and Subway restaurants

Textbooks

Residents receive the following textbooks:

  • Williams Obstetrics
  • Te Linde’s Operative Gynecology
  • Comprehensive Gynecology
  • Dennen’s Forceps Deliveries
  • Creasy and Resnik’s Maternal-Fetal Medicine
  • Clinical Gynecologic Oncology (DiSaia)
  • Urogynecology and Reconstructive Surgery (Walters)
  • Clinical Gynecologic Endocrinology and Infertility
  • How to Read a Paper – Trisha Greenhalgh

Exam fees

Residents are reimbursed for Step 3/COMLEX-3 exam fees if taken within the first 12 months of residency

Education funds

Separate from the above books and fees, residents receive the following discretionary education funds:

  • PGY-1: $500
  • PGY-2: $1000
  • PGY-3: $1000
  • PGY-4: $1500

Travel

Residents may have travel expenses covered to present research at national conferences (in addition to the above education funds)

PGY-3 Conference

All third-year residents attend the ACOG Resident Retreat, funded by the program (in addition to the above education funds)

Certifications

Residents receive the following certifications at no cost: BLS, ACLS, NRP, and FLS

Licensure and Registration

Prisma Health covers the cost of residents’ state limited medical license and state and federal DEA registrations

Memberships

Residents receive memberships to ACOG and the South Carolina Medical Association

Additional benefits

  • iPhone and phone case provided to every resident for professional responsibilities. Technical support provided by the IS department.
  • Wellness benefits:
    • Discounted membership at gym/health club
    • No-cost mental health counseling
    • Semi-annual OBGYN resident wellness days
  • Three lab coats and dry-cleaning services
  • Hospital-laundered scrubs
  • Health services, including vaccinations provided by Employee Health
  • Discounts at many area retailers

Program Perks

  • Location in beautiful Greenville, SC
  • One primary clinical site – residents do not have multiple hospital systems to learn or lots of travel time between sites
  • Low cost of living, easy to own or rent a home near the hospital