The University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine, Knoxville

The Department of Pathology

Salary and Benefits

2017-2018 Academic Year Resident Salaries*

  Annual Monthly
PGY1 $50,023 $4,169
PGY2 $51,553 $4,296
PGY3 $53,454 $4,455
PGY4 $55,547 $4,629
PGY5 $57,451 $4,788
PGY6 $58,955 $4,913
PGY7 $60,924 $5,077

*To Cover Cost of Disability and Life Insurance Premiums $600 annually has been added.
A resident stipend is determined by the currently assigned PGY level and is unrelated to the number of prior months or years of previous GME completed by the resident.

Additional Benefits

Vacation** 15 working days per year
Sick Leave 5 personal days per year
Holidays All University of Tennessee holidays although the actual day awarded may vary due to patient care concerns.
Educational Leave 10 educational leave days are allowed per academic year
Bereavement Leave For immediate family.
Leave of Absence Residents are granted leave of absence with particular arrangements with program criteria in compliance with Board requirements for absence from training.
Insurance Medical - Medical Center Pays 80%, Resident Pays 20% Co-Payment, Individual, Individual & Spouse, Individual & Children, or Family Coverage Disability - $1,500 Per Month Benefit Life - $100,000 (Double Indemnity Accidental) Liability - Provided by Tennessee State Board of Claims (Limited to Residency Program Activities).
Educational Meetings

GSM supports resident travel to approved regional or national conferences when the resident is presenting an accepted poster, abstract or oral presentation, or to receive an award. Amount - $2,250 per such meeting.
The Department of Pathology supports one national conference or board review course during the four year residency program, up to $2,000.

Educational Benefits

Additional courses provided by the Graduate School of Medicine:

  • Business courses for the practicing physician and dentist
  • Research design and statistics
  • Foundational Curriculum

During resident orientation, first year residents are initially provided the following textbooks
by department:

  • AJCC Staging Manual
  • Henry's - Clinical Dx & Mgmt by Lab Methods
  • Practical Guide to Transfusion Medicine
  • Histology for Pathologists
  • The Practice of Surgical Pathology: A Beginner's Guide to the Diagnostic Process
  • A Practical Guide to Frozen Section Technique
  • Manual of Surgical Pathology: Expert Consult (Gross manual)
Simulation Center Available for all residents in all training programs with emphasis on surgical and procedural practice.
Uniforms Monogrammed white lab coats provided.
Meals Provided during on-call hours.
Pagers Alpha-numeric pagers provided.
Medical Library Pubmed searches, photocopying, and computer laboratory provided. Library facility access is available 24/7.
Notary Notary services are provided.
Parking Free parking provided by the Medical Center.

**The amount of time a resident can be away from residency duties and still meet Board and or graduation requirements varies among the specialties. Each program will provide its residents with written program-specific policies on leave allowances and the effect of leaves of absence, for any reason, on satisfying the criteria for completion of that program.


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