Post Graduate Year 1 - $54,417

Post Graduate Year 2 - $55,917

Post Graduate Year 3 - $57,415

Leave & Benefits

Emergency Medicine Residency Educational Stipend

EVMS Emergency Medicine provides an educational stipend of $300 each year for each resident, which may be used for conference attendance, professional dues, books/journals, or medical equipments.

The residency program currently pays for HIPPO EM and ROSH REVIEW subscriptions for all residents.

Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM) Annual Meeting:

Each year, the Department sends all of our PGY-Is to the Annual SAEM Meeting. The Department pays for travel costs to and from the meeting, registration, and a stipend for hotel and meals. Attendance at this meeting provides our EM residents with exposure to cutting-edge research, new clinical information and a chance to interact with residents and faculty from other EM departments across the country.

Ultrasound Course:

The Department conducts a two-day Ultrasound Course for all of our PGY-I residents. Residents gain hands-on experience in the use of ultrasound in the Emergency Department (ED). Topics covered include Trauma FAST exam, Gallbladder, AAA, early pregnancy, cardiac and vascular access imaging. This course lays the ground work for both attendings and residents to attain a high level of confidence in using the ultrasound in the ED.

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Instructor Courses:

The Department will pay the registration fee for all PGY-I or PGY-II residents who successfully complete these courses.

Emergency Medicine Residency Vacation/Educational Leave

The American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM) requires 46 weeks of residency training each year to be eligible for ABEM board certification.


The boards of individual specialties may have specific requirements for the amount of time spent in a training program. If an extended leave of absence, for any reason, is necessary, the trainee should discuss the effect of the leave on the requirements and duration of the training program.

Vacation: Three weeks (15 scheduled workdays) of paid vacation per academic year are provided.  Vacation requests must receive approval in advance from the program director, and trainees should check with the program director regarding program-specific policies.  Vacation requests will not be approved during the first week of July or last week of June. The number of vacation days will be prorated if the GME trainee's start date is other than July 1.

Sick Leave: Sick leave may be authorized with full pay and benefits for a period not to exceed four weeks.  Extended leaves require documentation from the treating physician. The number of sick days will be prorated if the GME trainee's start date is other than July 1.

Maternity Leave: Leave is provided through a combination of sick leave and vacation leave. 

Paternity/Adoption Leave: Leave is provided through the use of vacation leave.

Holidays: Graduate Medical Education trainees are responsible for the clinical care of the patients within the educational program. To this end, trainees are not afforded the standard institutional holidays. The education committee of each individual training program has a set policy, which guides the provision of national, state and religious holidays.

Educational Leave: Subject to approval by the program director.

Trainee benefits

Dental Insurance: A dental insurance policy is available to trainees. The premium is the responsibility of the trainee.

Health Insurance: Trainees are provided group health insurance. The institution offers several policy options, and the trainees are covered for the lowest premium option at no cost. If the trainee chooses a more expensive policy or wishes to add a spouse or dependent children, the cost of the coverage selected will be the responsibility of the GME trainee.

Life Insurance: GME trainees receive one times their base stipend in group term life insurance at no cost. Voluntary Supplemental Life Insurance is available at full cost to the GME trainee.

Long-Term Disability Insurance: EVMS provides group long-term disability insurance at no cost to the GME trainee. Once approved by the insurance carrier, the benefit is 60% of monthly base stipend after a 6-month waiting period. Supplemental long-term disability is available at full cost to the GME trainee.

Professional Liability Insurance: The institution provides professional liability insurance covering medical activities clearly defined within the scope of the training program at no cost to the trainee. Activities outside the program are not covered by the profession liability insurance provided to trainees of Eastern Virginia Medical School.

Retirement: Eastern Virginia Medical School offers numerous retirement plan options. GME trainees are eligible to start their own contributions at any time. GME trainees are not eligible for company contributions.

  • TIAA currently offers numerous equity funds, money market accounts and a fixed rate of return fund.

Short-Term Disability Insurance: EVMS provides group short-term disability at no cost to the GME trainee. Once approved, the benefit provides 100% of monthly base stipend after a 14-day elimination period, and all paid leave has been exhausted.

Vision: Voluntary vision coverage is available to GME trainees. The cost of the coverage selected will be the responsibility of the GME trainee.

Benefit rates and enrollment

Medical, dental and vision insurance rates are subject to change on July 1. Any changes in rates will be reflected in June stipend checks.

Detailed information on all of the EVMS benefit offerings is available for viewing at Login credentials are provided by your program or by contacting Human Resources.

EVMS has negotiated discounts for faculty, staff and trainees. Current residents and fellows can access a list of these discounts in myPortal.

Emergency Medicine Residency Benefits

Along with the Residency Benefits provided by Eastern Virginia Medical School, Emergency Medicine Residents receive the following benefits:

  • Access to Up to Date.
  • Residents provided with ACP’s MKSAP study manuals.
  • Residents provided with ACP membership.
  • Residents are provided with monogrammed lab coats.
  • Meals provided when on call.
  • For senior-level residents (PGY2-4) in good standing, moonlighting opportunities are available.