Stipend & Benefits

Graduate medical education contracts are issued for a one-year period. Promotion to the next level of training and the corresponding reappointment of the current contract are dependent on the successful completion of the requirements and expectations of the current post-graduate year, including knowledge, skills, and professional development.

Decisions on annual reappointment are made by the program director in conjunction with the program's graduate medical education committee and based on quality of performance and conduct. Exceptions to this procedure include residents who are released from the program, performance which is below expected academic and/or personal standards, lack of completion of current year requirements, participation in a one-year program, and/or voluntary resignation.

Trainees are provided the required temporary license to practice medicine in the Commonwealth of Virginia. If required by the programs, trainees must be in certified in PALS and/or BCLS and/or ACLS. For information on other program specific requirements, applicants should contact the program director.


PGY 2 - $54,813
PGY 3 - $56,281
PGY 4 - $57,749

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
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