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Salary & Benefits

For more information on the categories listed below, please visit the McGaw Medical Center Benefits & Resources page.

Stipend 2021-2022

Northwestern residents are fortunate to have the highest resident salaries in Chicago.

  • PGY 1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $65,150
  • PGY 2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $67,720
  • PGY 3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $70,002
  • PGY 4. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $73,955

Benefits

Residents also have a complete range of premier benefits, including health insurance through Blue Cross Blue Shield. They also have access to all employee benefits of Northwestern Memorial Hospital, including special hotel, entertainment, and restaurant rates. 

Vacation

Residents are allotted three weeks vacation in the PGY-1 year and four weeks annual vacation for PGY-2 through PGY-4 years. Residents may choose to use one of their four weeks for conference attendance. Residents who are presenting their work at conferences do not have to use their vacation time.

Parental Leave

Our program is very family-friendly. Half-time training is available after December of the PGY-2 year. Any resident with a new child is entitled to two weeks off (14 calendar days total) at full pay as parental leave. Vacation time may also be used for additional time off.

Education Stipends

The program supports Northwestern residents in terms of funding educational travel for presenting at conferences. Each resident receives a $150 education stipend annually to use on any educational purchase. If a resident is presenting their work at a conference, the resident can apply for the Department Trainee Travel Fund stipend of $250-$500 available annually.

Wellness

See how McGaw is developing important strategies and programming to encourage a healthy training experience.

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