Resident Salary and Benefits

All UT Southwestern Medical Center residents are employees of Parkland Health & Hospital System. Salaries are paid twice monthly. The current (as of June 1, 2011) annual pay scale for residents is:

  • Year 1 – $50,459
  • Year 2 – $52,127
  • Year 3 – $54,248
  • Year 4 – $56,415
  • Year 5 – $58,000

View a sample of the Parkland Health & Hospital System contract for house staff doctors. 

Malpractice Insurance

Malpractice coverage is provided by participating hospitals on all house officers beginning the first day of their residency. The malpractice plan provides for $100,000 per claim for residents with an annual aggregate per plan participant of $1,500,000.

The incidence of malpractice suits in Dallas is relatively low compared to the rest of the United States, and particularly low for individuals associated with teaching hospitals.

Life Insurance and Hospitalization

Parkland Health & Hospital System currently provides group hospitalization insurance and long-term disability insurance to all house officers through a self-insured group plan. Dependent coverage (spouse and children) is available.

All premiums are deducted from the biweekly paycheck. Coverage remains with the same carrier at all times.

A group life plan is provided at no expense to contracted, remunerated members of the Parkland house staff.

View a comprehensive list of benefits.