Resident Benefits

Residents are employees of the University of Arizona; five residency positions are funded by the Southern Arizona Veteran’s Administration Healthcare System but money is transferred to the University of Arizona and benefits are equal for all. A brief summary of benefits includes:

  • yearly vacation of 22 working days
  • ten paid holidays a year
  • one day/month accrual of sick leave
  • family and medical leave provided as eligible
  • practice insurance
  • tuition allowances for the resident, spouse, and dependents
  • counseling services

Salaries begin at $50,600 and rise progressively to $58,005 for a fourth-year resident. Each resident also receives an educational stipend of $2,000 a year from the Department. The majority of this money is for an out-of-state Pathology meeting, typically the U.S.-Canadian Academy of Pathology meeting or the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) in the first two years. In the last two years, the Surgical Pathology course given by the USCAP or specialty meetings. The Arizona Society of Pathology is an active group that sponsors two in-state meetings a year, one in Phoenix and one in Tucson. These one-day meetings are characterized by timely topics presented by expert visiting pathologists.