Resident Benefits

We understand that having just graduated from medical school, many of our residents are on a tight budget. The Greer Psychiatry Residency Training 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)

  • PGY1: $55,671/yr
  • PGY2: $56,324.40/yr
  • PGY3: $58,907/yr
  • PGY4: $61,122/yr

Vacation/Paid Time Off

  • Up to 20 days of paid time off annually (7 of these days are flexible paid holidays)

Meal Allowance

  • $300.00 monthly

Educational Funds (In addition to salary)

  • PGY-1: $500 
  • PGY-2: $1,000
  • PGY-3: $1,000
  • PGY-4: $1,500

Certification Courses

Prisma Health provides at no cost to residents the courses required to recertify in BLS and ACLS.


The South Carolina Medical Association offers membership to each resident.

License, Registrations and Exams


Limited medical license application fees ($150) are paid by Prisma Health. Limited medical license renewal fees ($150) continue to be paid by Prisma Health throughout residency and/or fellowship.

Those residents/fellows interested in obtaining a S.C. permanently endorsed medical license will pay all fees and Prisma Health will reimburse $150 each academic year toward the biennial (2-year) license.


State Drug Enforcement Agency registration ($125 for a one-year period) will be paid by Prisma Health for medical residents each year throughout residency and/or fellowship.

Federal Drug Enforcement Agency registration ($731for a three-year period) will be paid by Prisma Health for medical residents but prorated based on expiration and graduation dates.


USMLE Step 3 or COMLEX Level 3 – All Prisma Health residents are required to sit for the Step 3 exam within 18 months of starting residency. Prisma Health will cover the cost of the first time registration for Step 3.

Additional Benefits

iPhone and laptop provided to every incoming resident.

Discounted membership at the Life Center Health & Conditioning Club.

Counseling, assessment, referral and education offered by the Employee Assistance Program at Prisma Health–Upstate.

Program level activities designed to foster collaboration, support, and unity among residents and fellows.

Two lab coats with embroidery – cleaning provided.

Health services, including vaccinations, provided by Employee Health.

Free parking in designated areas.

Numerous discounts from area retailers through Prisma Health’s Team Member Discount Advantage program, available with hospital ID badge; see for additional benefits provided to all team members.

Prisma Health team member benefits are subject to change.