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Carolinas Medical Center Division of Medical Education Resident Financial Support and Benefits July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019.  Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC

During the academic year 2018-2019, salaries for House Staff in the Graduate Medical Education Programs at Carolinas Medical Center (CMC), part of Atrium Health, will be as follows:                                                            

PGY Level 2018-19 Salary
PGY-1 $53,503
PGY-2 $55,205
PGY-3 $57,002
PGY-4 $59,793
PGY-5 $61,541
PGY-6 $64,420
PGY-7 $65,332
PGY-8 $67,618


CMC provides (at no charge to the House Staff) medical coverage under the Atrium Health LiveWELL Health Plan, prescription drug coverage with CarolinaCARE/OPTUM and dental coverage with DELTA Dental Plan for House Staff and their family members.  Professional liability, life, and disability insurances are provided for House Staff only.  Vision plan and other voluntary benefits are available with premiums being payroll deducted.

Premiums for medical and dental insurance are paid for House Staff and their families for the Atrium Health LiveWELL Health Plan.  House staff will be responsible for deductibles and co-pays for office visits, prescription and dental expenses.

Vacation/Paid Time Off (PTO)

House Staff receive the equivalent of 3 weeks’ vacation/PTO each academic year with one additional week during their third year. In addition, House Staff receive five days off on Christmas or New Year’s holiday.

Continuing Education

Five days of the total PTO of 3 weeks per academic year is allowed for an educational trip per academic tuition and expenses up to $1,900 are provided.


Free parking is provided in a designated area.


Meals are provided in the CMC Cafeteria for on-call and in the MEB Cafe for noontime educational conferences.