Salary & Benefits


 See our Graduate Medical Education website for the most up-to-date salary information. The salary is typically increased annually to reflect cost-of-living adjustments. 


Interns and residents are granted a total of 4 weeks of paid vacation per post graduate year. Vacation time is scheduled by the Chief Medical Residents in week-long blocks (Monday-Sunday). Vacation begins after the resident’s last assigned work shift ends, up to and including Monday morning.


Medical, disability, and professional liability insurance is provided by the University. 


Free parking is available for houseofficers at all sites. At GW, the garage is located right in downtown DC, about a block from the clinic and the hospital. The parking for GW residents on the Foggy Bottom campus is provided by the GW Hospital. Residents who choose to take Metro can have fares deducted directly from their paycheck with pre-tax dollars.


Lunch is provided 2-4 times per week at GW Hospital, VAMC, and the ambulatory clinic sites.  Residents receive an additional meal stipend on their GW World cards to cover meals for call days.

Loan Forgiveness

As an employee of The George Washington University (which is a 501c3 organization), time spent as a resident at GWU can count towards the Public Loan Forgiveness Program through Direct Loans.

Fitness Center

Discounted annual membership for the GWU Lerner Health and Wellness Center can be paid through payroll deduction. We also have a free residency running club every Monday at 6:30 pm. 


Four personalized white coats are provided to each intern. Free dry cleaning of white coats is provided. The program also buys an embroidered Patagonia sweater for residents.

Tuition Benefits

Tuition benefits at GW are available for houseofficers and their dependents.


Residents have access to a 403(b) account, with a university matching program after two years' employment.

Education Expense Benefits

-ACP membership

-$1500/year educational stipend for conferences, publication costs, or educational resources

-$500 towards MKSAP/UWorld for PGY2s and PGY3

-ACP Board review course access


Residents are eligible for a discounted daycare program.

Sick Leave

Residents are encouraged to seek medical attention as necessary. Consistent with ACGME requirements, trainees are permitted to miss work time for doctors’ appointments and are asked to schedule non-urgent appointments at times that cause the least disruption to patient care depending on their rotation. In compliance with the District of Columbia’s Accrued Sick and Safe Leave Act, each resident accrues 1 hour of paid sick time for every 37 hours worked, up to a maximum of 7 sick days per academic year. This time may be used for the trainee or for a family member for mental or physical illness, injuries, health conditions or preventive care. All time off due to illness must be requested of the Chief Medical Residents, regardless of the rotation the resident is on and regardless of the need for “disaster” resident coverage.

GW Resiliency and Wellbeing Center

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