Salary and Benefits for Prospective Medical Residents

Swedish Family Medicine Residents, subject to enrollment and verification of eligibility, receive benefits through the University of Colorado School of Medicine Graduate Medical Education Program. The benefits listed below are for the most recent plan year (July 1, 2015-June 30, 2016). Please refer to the GME website for the most current and/or additional information.

PGYI       $4,462.33 Monthly   $53,548.00 Annual
PGYII     $4,626.00 Monthly    $55,512.00 Annual
PGYIII    $4,805.83 Monthly    $57,670.00 Annual

Most recent figures available.

Medical Insurance

  •  In or out-of-network reimbursement options
  •  Prescription drug program
  •  No pre-existing conditions clause

Dental Insurance

  •  Preventive, basic and major dental service levels
  •  Deductible ($50.00 per person/$100.00 per family) waived for preventive services

Disability Insurance

  •  Monthly disability benefits payable beginning the 91st day of disability
  •  Monthly benefit amount based on PGY level and ranges from $3000 to $4000
  •  Coverage available only to resident (no monthly premium contribution)

Life Insurance

  •  $50,000 group term life insurance
  •  Additional $50,000 for accidental death or dismemberment
  •  Terminally ill accelerated benefits
  •  Coverage available only to resident (no monthly premium contribution)

Optional vision plan with nationwide company is available to residents and their dependents through payroll deduction. (CU GME Health/Dental Benefits Plan does NOT cover routine eye exams, contacts, glasses).

Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)
Optional participation in an FSA, an IRS Section 125 Flexible benefit plan, is available. FSAs allow pre-tax deduction from your stipend for payment of eligible out-of-pocket health care and/or dependent care expenses. For further information on Flexible Spending Accounts, contact the CU Employee Services at  303-860-4200.

Professional Liability Coverage
University of Colorado School of Medicine Graduate Medical Education residents have professional liability coverage for acts within the course and scope of their Graduate Medical Education responsibilities.

Tax Deferred Savings Program
University of Colorado School of Medicine Graduate Medical Education residents are eligible to participate in an optional 403 and/or 457 tax-deferred investment program.

  • Opportunity to accumulate money for retirement
  • No income taxes on contribution made or interest earned until money is withdrawn from the
  • investment program
  • Reduce current taxable income


All information provided here is accurate for Plan Year 2013-14. Please visit the benefits page of the University to confirm the most current information.

For information on loan repayment assistance and options, please review the website for Colorado Provider Recruitment. More options will be added here as they become available.

Swedish Family Medicine Residency offers a strong, comprehensive, and practical education. In addition to this, by choosing Swedish, you’ll also get to enjoy:

A great social connection with your peers, through various aspects of team building, retreats, and our team-based training

Access to all the Colorado Rocky Mountains have to offer, from our high mountain sports rotations to the social life in downtown Denver

Nearly 300 days of sunshine!

A chance to practice medicine in Ecuador!

Learn more about many of the activities and benefits of our program by checking out the Resident Life posts, where we are continually adding and updating information.

Swedish Family Medicine Residency provided me with excellent, supportive training in full-spectrum medicine that prepared me well to work with whatever walks in the door, including highly complex patients with multiple disease processes complicated by social and/or psychological challenges. Kara Leach

Alumni, Class of 2014