Benefits and Perks

GME Extras

  • $6,000 per year (paid as $500 monthly) housing stipend  

  • $3,000 one-time moving allowance the first year you're hired at Stanford (even if you don't actually move)

  • $1,000 per year cell phone allowance

  • $2,000 per year education allowance

  • Meal stipend if timely duty hours completion and shift >12 hours

Department Perks

  • $600 per year Extra Education Allowance that can roll over but must use prior to graduation  

  • 2 night - 1 day 100% protected resident FUN retreat (past destinations include Napa, Carmel, Santa Cruz)

  • Annual AAN membership and Continuum subscription during residency

  • Fund attendance and provide service coverage to attend AAN in senior year 

  • Fund attendance of 2 additional national or international conferences if presenting

  • Dinner with world-class visiting neurologists

  • Other goodies: jackets, happy hours, etc.  

Health Care

  • Medical, Dental, and Eye insurance, including all co-pays are covered

  • Medications prescriptions including co-pays are covered if received at Medical Plaza Pharmacy (211 Quarry Rd)

  • Access to Stanford Integrative Medicine clinic which may include free massages

  • Discounted care for spouses and families  

  • Residents can participate in online health initiatives to earn up to $500 in wellness incentives to be used towards any health related expenses.

Stanford University benefits


State medical license

DEA certificate


Stanford HealthCare Resident Salaries 2016-2017

PGY I $62,587.20
PGY II $65,748.80
PGY III $70,761.60
PGY IV $74,755.20
PGY V $79,435.20
PGY VI $82,971.20
PGY VII $87,630.40
PGY VIII $91,624.00

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