Resident Salary and Benefits

Salary and Benefits:


Currently, all residents are contracted with Banner University Medical Group as a PGY 1, 2, 3 or 4 Resident on a full-time basis as part of the GME Program sponsored by the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson Campus. This is a year to year appointment.


The pay scale changes annually. Housestaff Salaries

Malpractice Insurance

Provided by Banner Health-Risk Management while performing residency-related activities.


All house officers are provided several health insurance plan options offered by Banner Health including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life/AD&D, Flexible Spending Accounts, a Legal Plan, Short Term and Long Term Disability, 401(k)/403(b) retirement savings, and an Employee Assistance Program (EAP).  For in-network insurance plans, the entire premium is paid for by Banner for the resident, spouse, and children.


Each house officer is granted 20 days of vacation yearly.


Meal cards are provided to house officers who are assigned call duties.


The program provides two lab coats.  Scrubs are obtained at no cost from Banner.


Covered parking is provided free of charge at BUMC-T and TMC. Free uncovered parking is available at the VA.

Family & Medical Leave (FML)

Residents are eligible for FML after one year of employment. Eligible employees may take Family and Medical leave for the birth of a child and the care of such newborn child; for the placement of a child with the employee for adoption or foster care; for the care of the employee's spouse, child or parent who has a serious health condition; or for the employee's own serious health condition that prevents him/her from performing the essential functions of his/her position. Arrangements are made by request in writing through the Program Director's office in conjunction with filing appropriate paperwork through Cigna, the FML insurer for Banner. Periods of leave may affect the necessary requirements for fulfillment of program requirements and Board Certification.

Counseling Services

Confidential counseling support services are available to all residents, fellows, and their immediate family members.

Wellness Center and Gym

The BUMCT Wellness Center is located in Tower 3 basement. The Wellness Center includes a full-service gym equipped with cardiovascular equipment, weights and strength training equipment, and a fitness room. The BUMCT center also has dressing rooms equipped with showers and is available 24/7. Membership is open to all Banner Health employees for $7.50 per pay period with a minimum 6-month commitment and available by payroll deduction.