Salary and Benefits

Stipends will be reevaluated in the fall of each year and any changes will be made effective July 1 of each year.  All Residents will be notified if there are changes to the established stipend levels.

Resident stipends (approximate)

  • PGY-1 = $59,225
  • PGY-2 = $61,207
  • PGY-3 = $63,306
  • PGY-4 = $65,974


  • MUSC provided IPhone during residency
  • Parking fees paid
  • Wellness Center Membership (fitness/gym)
  • Reimbursement for approved travel when presenting at a conference
  • USMLE/COMLEX Step 3 reimbursed
  • SC, DEA, DHEC licensure fees paid
  • PALS, NRP, BLS, ACLS training
  • Lab coats and scrubs
  • Membership to AAP, ACP, NMPRA
  • Annual resident retreats
  • SC AAP Conference in PGY2 year
  • Resident Wellness Activities
  • Insurance Benefits – Health, Dental, Disability
  • 24/7 Employee Assistance/Mental Health Support


  • Monthly meal card allowance
  • Meal card supplement provided for all in-house night and weekend calls
  • Lunches provided for Pediatric Academic Half Day and other educational conferences throughout the year
  • Breakfast provided for Medicine Morning Report and lunch for Resident Business Meeting


  • 3 weeks paid annual leave plus a holiday
  • 3 weeks paid sick leave available
  • Maternity/Paternity/Medical Leave available

Texts & Online Resources:

  • Med-Study Pediatric Core Curriculum Books for Pediatric Board StudyDrs. Bowman and Kavin
  • MKSAP Print for Internal Medicine Board Study
  • NEJM Resident 360
  • Harriet Lane Handbook
  • MUSC Library, MUSC Library Books Online, and Clinical Resources (ie. PubMed, UptoDate, Lexicomp, and more)
  • Pedialink and AAP Red Book and other online resources

GME Institutional Benefits