UNM Department of Surgery

Requirements and Benefits

Salaries (2014-2015)

  • PGY-1: $49,556
  • PGY-2: $51,164
  • PGY-3: $53,026
  • PGY-4: $54,988
  • PGY-5: $57,369

Licensure: Residents will hold a limited license to practice medicine in the state of New Mexico. After completion of your intern year, it is mandatory that you apply and take your USMLE Step 3. It is advisable to apply for a Public Service License through the New Mexico Board of Medical Examiners.

Professional Liability Insurance: The New Mexico Tort Claims Act regulates professional liability insurance for residents. It is provided for physicians in training in accordance with the Act. This coverage does not extend outside the training program.

Insurance: Dental insurance is available to residents and their dependents. Health insurance is provided for residents, and their dependents and qualifying domestic partners at a small cost. There is no deductible or co-payment for most services provided at the medical center. Life insurance is provided to residents at no cost. Long-term disability insurance is provided to residents at no cost.

Meals: All residents receive meals via a badge-based credit system.

Leave:

  • Sick leave = 21 days/year – not transferable to next year
  • Vacation leave = 21 days/year – not transferable to next year
  • Education Leave= 5 days per year

Maternity, paternity and catastrophic leave is available and needs to be coordinated with the Program Director.