Salary and Benefits

Approved resident salaries for 2024-2025:
  • PGY I -   $64,061
  • PGY II -  $66,910
  • PGY III - $70,367
  • PGY IV - $73,903
  • PGY V -  $77,807


  • Access to Pediatric and Emergency Medicine Rosh Review question bank
  • Access to EM Foundations curriculum
  • Scrub allowance
  • Medical/Dental/Life/Liability insurance
  • Free parking
  • Meal stipend
  • Educational stipend
  • Mental health services
  • Graduate medical education learning and study resources

All the Merit Badges you could ever want:

ACLS, ATLS, PALS, NRP, Base Station Physician Course, optional ACLS/APLS/BLS Instructor, Ultrasound certifcation opportunity, AAP, AAEM, ACEP, and SAEM memberships


Ambulance, helicopter and sporting event opportunities

Specialized Training Opportunities:

  • Simulator training, procedure workshops, Medical Spanish opportunity, Journal Club, ScholarQuest, National EM and Pediatrics Conferences (partially funded), annual resident retreats.
  • Banner - University Medical Center Tucson (BUMCT) and Banner - University Medical Center South (BUMCS) (academic), SAVAHCS (VA), TMC (private), International Medicine (partially funded, plus you don't lose your salary while you're gone), Indian Health Service, EM electives (e.g. Sports Medicine, Emergency Ultrasound, Wilderness Medicine, etc.), Pediatrics electives (Endo, ID, Genetics, HO, Allergy, etc.), spectrum of outpatient continuity clinic options, NICU, PICU, MICU, CCU, VA-ICU, SICU, and numerous community outreach programs.


  • 360 days of sunshine
  • Sonoran desert, mountains, an hour from Mexico, and 4-5 hours from the Pacific & Sea of Cortez beaches.
  • Hiking, climbing, biking, Biosphere 2, observatories, parks, golf, etc.
  • Sporting events: University of Arizona Wildcats, baseball spring training and minor league, two hours from Phoenix with the NFL, NBA, MLB, and NHL.
  • Arts: National bands, broadway theater, opera, ballet, symphony, All Souls Procession, Gem & Mineral Show, Rodeo, etc.
  • Residency events:  Halfway EM & Peds celebration, RSI (funded resident social events), annual Pediatrics holiday party, faculty and house-staff parties, etc.