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Carolinas Medical Center Division of Medical Education Resident Financial Support and Benefits July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021.  Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC

During the academic year 2020-2021, 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 2021-22 Salary
PGY-1 $60,400
PGY-2 $63,100
PGY-3 $65,700
PGY-4 $68,800
PGY-5 $71,800
PGY-6 $74,500
PGY-7 $77,200
PGY-8 $80,500


For calendar year 2020 Atrium Health offers two health plan options for teammates (residents and fellows) to select from. Health insurance coverage begins on the resident/fellows first day of employment.

 Option 1: Coverage provided for residents/fellows and eligible dependents/spouse with premium paid by Atrium Health.*

 Option 2: Coverage provided for residents/fellows and eligible dependents/spouse. The plan has a significantly subsidized biweekly premiums paid by the resident/fellow (the difference in cost between the HSA plan and the FSA plan) through payroll deduction.*

 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.