Please select your region
Diversity and inclusion
Find a Doctor & a Location
Ascension Medical Group Patients
Here to help 24/7
Select Service Region
Family residency program benefits
Resident salary and benefits
All residents within a given post graduate year receive the same salary. Salaries are pro-rated for part time and partial-year appointments. The annual salary rates for 2021-2022 are as follows:
Chief residents will receive additional compensation for their leadership responsibilities as determined by each local residency program.
Resident medical and life insurance benefits
All residents are provided medical and life insurance benefits. The following are brief descriptions of insurance coverages.
Group Health Insurance:
Comprehensive health insurance is available for residents, their spouses, eligible dependents, and eligible adult children. To ensure coverage, application must be submitted during the enrollment period. Coverage begins on the first day of employment.
Dental coverage is available for residents, their spouses, eligible dependents, and eligible adult children. Residents may select from basic dental coverage or a more comprehensive level of coverage. To ensure coverage, application must be submitted during the enrollment period.
Vision Care Insurance:
Vision care insurance is available for residents, their spouses, eligible dependents, and eligible adult children. To ensure coverage, application must be submitted during the enrollment period.
Long-Term Disability Insurance:
Long-term disability insurance is provided for all residents beginning with the first day of employment. This provides for a monthly benefit in the event of a covered disability.
Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance:
Accidental death and dismemberment insurance provides a benefit in the event of accidental loss of life, sight, or limb, subject to guidelines of the policy. Residents may select individual coverage, or coverage to include their spouse and eligible dependents.
Group Life Insurance:
Residents may select group life insurance: either individual coverage for themselves, or coverage that includes their spouse and eligible dependents.
2021-2022 Academic Year Rate Chart
Health insurance - Anthem
Per paycheck cost
Employee/spouse or employee/children
Dental insurance - Delta
Vision insurance - Delta
Long term disability - MGIS
Short term disability - MGIS
Malpractice insurance - ProAssurance
Medical Expense and Day Care Reimbursement Pre-Tax Programs:
Residents may elect to pay for certain expenses from pre-tax, rather than after-tax income, as authorized by the federal Internal Revenue Code—enrollment in these programs reduces taxable income. Programs include:
Pre-tax medical expense reimbursement account for income allocated for approved out-of-pocket health care costs.
Pre-tax dependent day care reimbursement account for income allocated for qualified day care costs for dependents.
Residents may choose to enroll and contribute to an employer-administered retirement plan. Contributions are 100% vested.
Professional development benefits
All residents are provided professional development benefits.
Professional Memberships and Certifications:
Membership dues for residents are paid by your local program for the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which includes membership in the Wisconsin Academy of Family Physicians (WAFP).
American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) certification:
Board eligible PGY3s are required to take the ABFM certification exam in the spring of their third year as a condition of employment. The base exam fee for one exam will be covered by WiNC. Late fees are not reimbursable.
Dates for certification exams for off-cycle residents vary.
Life Support Courses:
Varying by individual residency program and subject to local program policies, fees
covered for the following life support courses:
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP)
Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS)
Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO)
Residents are encouraged to take life support courses offered in their community or by WiNC. When these courses are taken outside of your community, reimbursement will be limited to a rate comparable to those available locally.
Professional Development Funds:
In addition to professional memberships and life support courses as described above, professional development funds are also provided to residents for other professional development activities. $1,000 is provided for each PGY training year. Items that may be covered and require advanced approval from the program director: conferences, exams, WI state licensing, travel and conferences, etc.
Support for Research and Scholarly Activities:
There are opportunities to participate in ongoing scholarly projects conducted by WiNC program faculty. Please contact Kevin O’Connell, MD, DIO, at
if you are interested in finding out about current opportunities.
Faculty and staff from around the state are available to guide and assist residents in research and other scholarly work including presentations and publications. Additionally, the national Family Practice Inquiry Network (FPIN) has many opportunities available for residents to write medical inquiries and evidence-based Help Desk
answers for publication. FPIN aims to make evidence-based family medicine and clinical scholarship more accessible to family physicians in clinical practice. For questions and more information on these opportunities, please contact your Program Director or Education Coordinator.
Medical malpractice/professional liability benefits
All residents are provided medical malpractice/professional liability benefits by their employer arising out of their participation in the education program.
Resident time away benefits
All residents are offered paid time away from the residency program. Please refer to the next section for description of resident time away from the program.
Additional resident benefits
Local Program Benefits:
Hospital call rooms
Meals while on duty in the hospital
Lab coats are provided
Resident time away from the program
Resident Time Away:
All residents will have paid time off from the program.