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Salary (2023-2024)

PGY1   -  $61,608
PGY2   -  $64,362
PGY3   -  $67,014
PGY4   -  $70,176
PGY5   - $73,236

Paid Vacation 

Carolinas Medical Center provides residents, at every level, 20 weekdays* of paid vacation. Vacation days are approved by the program director.

*Holiday block time (December-early January) weekdays counts as vacation time. Residents/Fellows may elect not to take a holiday block time and defer these days to alternate eligible vacation times.

Scholarly Expense Allowance 

CME maximum allowance of $1900 per academic year. Up to five days per academic year for CME meetings.


  • Health insurance with premiums for select plans paid by Atrium Health.
  • LiveWell employee contributions towards Health Care HSA or FSA
  • Dental insurance with premiums paid for by Atrium Health
  • Vision Insurance 
  • Medical, Family/Maternity/Parental & Caregiver Leave
  • Professional Liability Insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • 401K plan option with matching contribution up to 4%.
  • Performance Plus Incentive
  • Meal Allowance 
  • Free lab coats/cleaning

More information about Atrium Health benefits are available in the 2023-2024 Summary of Benefits for Residents and Fellows.