Stipend Rate & Benefits

EVMS Ophthalmology Residents

Salary and Benefits, 2012-2013


  • PGY-2: $51,026
  • PGY-3: $52,392
  • PGY-4: $53,760

*Stipends are adjusted yearly to reflect changes in the cost of living

Benefits for all EVMS Residents

  • Medical insurance for residents
  • Life insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Discounted dental insurance
  • Professional liability coverage
  • Sick leave
  • 3 weeks paid vacation
  • One week of educational leave (in addition to 3 weeks of vacation)
  • On-call rooms available
  • Literature searches at hospital and medical school libraries
  • Local discounts such as gym memberships, car rentals, and Ticketmaster

Additional Benefits for Ophthalmology Residents

  • All equipment provided at each hospital (lenses, indirect ophthalmoscopes, etc.)
  • Paid membership to the Virginia Society of Ophthalmology, American Academy of Ophthalmology, and The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • One-month basic science course in Houston, year 1, most expenses paid
  • Academy of Ophthalmology meeting, year 3, most expenses paid
  • Expenses paid for any resident who presents an original research project at a conference
  • One week of paid leave in year 3 for employment interviews
  • One week Office Practice Management Course, year 2
  • Wills Review Course, year 3
  • BSCS Book series