Stipend rates

A total of 12 stipend checks are issued each academic year, and trainees are encouraged to participate in the direct deposit program.  Stipend rates below are guaranteed for 2024-2025 academic year.

Post Graduate Year 1 - $64,009 

Post Graduate Year 2 - $65,774 

Post Graduate Year 3 - $67,536 

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 equipment.

The residency program currently pays for ACEP PEER Review and RoshReview subscriptions for all residents. In addition, the program pays for SonoSIM ultrasound training modules for all PGY1s.

Professional Organization Membership

It is important for residents to be exposed to, and involved in organized Emergency Medicine. We pay for membership in the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), the Virginia College of Emergency Physicians (VACEP), the Emergency Medicine Residents’ Association (EMRA), and the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM) during your entire training. This also allows our residents to receive monthly issues of the Annals of Emergency Medicine and Academic Emergency Medicine.

Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM) Annual Meeting

Each year, EVMS Emergency Medicine sends all our PGY1s to the SAEM Annual Meeting. The department pays costs for travel to and from the meeting, registration, lodging, and meals. Attendance at this meeting provides our EM residents with exposure to cutting-edge research and 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 PGY1 residents. Residents gain hands-on experience in the use of point of care 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 groundwork for residents to attain a high level of confidence in using point of care ultrasound in the ED.

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

EVMS Emergency Medicine will pay the registration fee for all PGY1 or PGY2 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.

Leave: Three weeks (15 scheduled workdays) free of clinical or fellowship duties, per academic year. Leave requests must receive approval in advance from the program director, and trainees should check with the program director regarding program-specific policies. Leave requests will not be approved during the first week of July or last week of June. The number of leave 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 EVMS' residency benefits, emergency medicine residents receive the following benefits:

  • Access to Up to Date
  • Membership/Subscription for the following:
    • American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP)
    • Emergency Medicine Residents' Association (EMRA)
    • Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM)
    • Weekly ECG
    • Rosh Review
  • Monogrammed lab coats
  • Meals provided when on call

For senior-level residents (PGY2-3) in good standing, moonlighting opportunities are available.