Our program provides salaries, benefits and insurance plans available to all residents at UAB.

Salaries

See the Heersink School of Medicine resident salary schedule. 

Benefits

Resident benefit packages are handled by the Graduate Medical Education office. UAB offers to residents coverage for group health, dental, term life, accidental death and dismemberment and long-term disability. Optional benefits include supplemental life, accidental death and dismemberment insurance and tax-sheltered annuities.

Additional benefits we provide for our residents are:

CME allowance
Resident physicians are allowed up to five days per year for out-of-town educational conferences. The educational expenditure must have prior approval and the amount is determined by resident academic year.

Vacation/sick leave
Each resident is entitled to 15 days paid vacation each academic year. There are an additional eight holidays each year; however, these holidays are not necessarily granted on the normally recognized holiday dates. Those official days are: Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Memorial Day, Thanksgiving (two days), and Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. The resident is allowed six days sick leave each academic year.

Licensing fees and membership dues
Fees associated with the Alabama limited license, Alabama permanent license and USMLE Step 3, along with membership costs for the American Medical Association, Medical Association of the State of Alabama, Dallas County Medical Society and American Academy of Family Physicians are all paid by Selma Family Medicine.  Our program also pays for interns’ initial DEA certification numbers and certification in advanced cardiac life support (ACLS), pediatric advanced life support (PALS) and advanced life support in obstetrics (ALSO).

Malpractice insurance
Our practice provides all malpractice insurance for the residents for all work done in connection with the Selma Family Medicine Residency Program.

Lab coats
An allowance of $150 is provided.

Moonlighting
Moonlighting is limited to the second- and third-year residents who are fully licensed (U.S. graduate, unless 36 months of residency has been completed in another specialty).