Our program provides benefits and insurance plans available to all residents at UAB. Below are salary and benefits for the Huntsville Family Medicine Residency Program. 

View the Heersink School of Medicine's resident salary information.


Resident benefit packages are handled by the Graduate Medical Education office. UAB offers health, dental, vision and various other benefits to residents.

Paid Leave: 

  • Vacation- 15 working days of vacation each year.
  • Sick Leave- Up to 5 working days of compensated sick leave each year.
  • Additional PTO- 10 additional paid days are available if needed but these additional days (beyond 15 vacation and 5 sick) may extend residency.
  • Parental Leave- Up to 4 paid weeks for parental leave and an additional 8 weeks unpaid leave is available but may necessitate residency extension. 
  • Continuing Medical Education- Upper level residents have 5 total working days available to be taken in PGY2 or 3 to attend an approved CME event.
  • Site Visit Days- Upper level residents have an additional 5 total working days available to be taken in PGY2 or 3 to visit prospective employers.
  • Program Time- Schedule permitted additional days may be granted to present at appropriate national or regional meetings. Similarly, when possible, the program will assist with financial support for such trips.


  • Health Insurance - Health Insurance through Blue Cross & Blue Shield/Viva Health is available.
  • Life Insurance - The University provides group universal life insurance.
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment - Accidental death and dismemberment is provided for each resident.
  • Professional Liability - Occurrence-type malpractice insurance is provided by the University.

Program Paid Dues & Fees:

  • Alabama Lisensure Fees- paid annually
  • County and State Medical Society Dues- paid annually
  • American Academy of Family Physicians Dues- paid annually
  • Intern Educational Stipend- One-time payment to offset the cost of relocating when available
  • USMLE Step III Stipend-  One-time stipend to offset your cost for USMLE Step III, paid if taken during residency.
  • ABFM Certification- One-time stipend to offset your cost for the PGY3 certification exam

Additional Benefits:

  • Tuition Assistance- Educational Assistance is available for employees, spouses and dependent children taking courses at the Birmingham campus.
  • Advanced Life Support Course Fees- The program will cover the initial cost of BLS, ACLS, Pediatric Life Support (PALS), Neonatal Life Support (NLS) and Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) certification courses during orientation.
  • Lab Coats- Two lab coats are provided.