Salary & Benefits

South Baldwin Regional Medical Center’s Family Medicine is a fully accredited program sponsored by Health Education Services (HES, ACGME ID: 470075). The following are the expected benefits for all residents trained by Health Education Services at South Baldwin Regional Medical Center during the 2023-2024 academic year. The benefits summary is updated annually and may be subject to change. If changes occur, residents will be notified by the program coordinator or program director.


Also known as the “base stipend,” this is the annual salary paid monthly that the program provides residents to offset living expenses while training:

  • PGY1 = $57,200 + $1,000 Educational Stipend + $750 Residency Commencement Bonus
  • PGY2 = $59,500 + $1,000 Educational Stipend
  • PGY3 = $61,800 + $1,000 Educational Stipend + $1,300 for ABFM Certification

Those selected to become a Chief Resident in their PGY3 are provided an additional $3,000 stipend annually with 50% distributed as a lump sum in July and the remaining 50% distributed in January.

Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance Benefits

Residents are eligible to participate in programs which provide medical, dental and vision care effective the first day residents are required to report and continues during any approved sick, parental/caregiver, bereavement, jury duty and one-time medical leave of absence as long as benefit premiums are satisfied. Each benefit option may be elected independently. Dependent coverage is also available.

While South Baldwin Regional Medical Center pays for most of the cost of this coverage, residents are required to contribute a portion of the cost of coverage elected on a bi-weekly pre-tax basis.

  • Medical Plan – Blue Cross and Blue Shield is available to residents and their eligible dependent(s)
  • Dental Care – Comprehensive dental coverage available through Delta Dental
  • Vision Care – Visit Service Plan (VSP) available and offers services for examinations, lenses and frames Prescription Drug Plan – Optum RX is the prescription carrier, offering savings on generic and preferred brand drugs

Reimbursable Expenses

In addition to the $1,000 educational stipends, the cost of Alabama State training/temporary licensure, medical society dues, and educational subscriptions totaling up to an additional $1,000 is provided to each resident annually. Advanced approval by the program director for some items are required for reimbursement.

Paid Time-Off (PTO) and Leave(s) of Absence

  • Four weeks paid vacation, available the first day of orientation
  • Up to two weeks sick leave, available the first day of orientation
  • Up to six weeks of one-time medical care given or parental leave, available the first day of orientation and one additional week of paid vacation upon Program Director approval

Counseling and Psychological Support Services Employee Assistance Program

The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a voluntary work-based program offering free and confidential assessments, short-term counseling, referrals and follow-up services to employees who have personal and/or work related problems.

Professional Liability Insurance

South Baldwin Regional Medical Center provides residents with professional liability insurance to cover the residents while acting in the performance of their duties and assignments within the training program (moonlighting activities are not covered).

Voluntary Benefit Options

  • Accident Program
  • Legal Assistance Plan
  • Critical Illness Program
  • Identity Theft Protection
  • Home and Auto Insurance
  • 401K Matched Savings Plan
  • Short Term & Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Medical and Child Care Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Life/Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance

Other Benefits

  • Workers Compensation
  • Basic and Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support Certification (BLS/ACLS)
  • Expenses for attending conferences may be available within the individual departments

The complete Benefits Summary outlining stipends, professional liability coverage and health/disability insurance accessible to residents/fellows and their eligible dependents may be found in the Benefits Summary.

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