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  • UCSF Departments of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
  • 185 Berry Street, Lobby 2, Suite 100
  • Box 0506
  • San Francisco, CA 94143-0506

Base salaries for residents and fellows are set by the University of California according to Post-Graduate Year (PGY) level (current levels listed below). It is current policy of the Departments of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine to provide a supplemental housing allowance of $10,000 per year for each year that the individual is engaged in post-graduate training at UCSF in Anatomic and/or Clinical Pathology. This is in addition to a UCSF Medical Center housing supplement of $10,000 per year. A resident spending four years at UCSF to meet eligibility requirements for combined AP/CP board certification would thus receive the $20,000 combined supplement for four years, as in the following example:

Resident Salaries and Supplements
Year UC Base Salary Dept. Funded Housing Allowance Med. Ctr. Funded Housing Allowance Effective Annual Salary
1 $52,941 $10,000 $10,000 $72,941
2 $54,696 $10,000 $10,000 $74,696
3 $56,845 $10,000 $10,000 $76,845
4 $59,089 $10,000 $10,000 $79,089

All residents and fellows also receive an annual educational allowance of $1,500, and free membership in the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology and the American Society of Investigative Pathology, with online subscriptions to the societies’ journals.

  • Membership must be requested. It is not automatic.
  • Membership is only for the "trainee" level.
  • Membership may only include online journal access. No print access.
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    Vacation & Educational Leave

    Residents are granted four weeks vacation and educational leave is scheduled by the program or department per year. Leave time must be coordinated with the Residency Director. Attendance at scientific meetings at which the resident is presenting a poster or platform presentation of research findings is not counted as vacation or educational leave.

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    Health & Disability Insurance

    Housestaff receive health, dental, and vision, and disability insurance plans offered through the School of Medicine. These plans are designed exclusively for the residents on the UCSF campus. For health care, there is a choice between a ‘fee for service’ and a managed care plan. The premiums for all RESIDENTS and CLINICAL FELLOWS are automatically paid by the salary funding source.  For Residents/Fellows who choose the PPO (Blue Cross) plan, a monthly premium contribution is required. The monthly premium contributions are as follows:

    Self:  $30.00
    Self Plus Child(ren):  $60.00
    Self Plus Adult:  $60.00
    Family Coverage:  $90.00   

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    Millberry Union & Fitness Center

    Millberry Union is UCSF’s campus union. It is located on the north side of Parnassus Avenue, across from Moffitt Hospital. Millberry Union presents cultural, recreational, and fitness programs to the campus community and general public. Millberry Union also provides a variety of facilities and services including a bookstore, barbershop, convenience and gift stores, a flower stand, a variety of food service options, a computer store, copy service, meeting rooms, music and entertainment rooms, and ticket services. The Medical Center Bookstore is also in Millberry Union. Millberry Union also houses a state-of-the-art fitness center that includes a swimming pool, basketball, squash, and racquetball courts, exercise rooms, saunas, and locker rooms. Fitness programs, including aerobics, Pilates, Tai Chi, Yoga, are scheduled to accommodate UCSF employees. Personal trainers are also available. Access to the fitness center requires membership in Millberry Programs and Services (MPS) to which Housestaff are entitled. In fact, the School of Medicine subsidizes the membership fee for Housestaff who elect to join (approximately a 30% discount on full membership price).

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    Other Benefits

    These and other housestaff benefits are discussed in detail on the UCSF School of Medicine Website.

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