Compensation & Benefits




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Current stipend levels for 2021-2022, effective September 5, 2021. For additional information regarding stipends and bonuses, please visit the Graduate Medical Education Office.




Annual educational allowance $2,000*

Paid in November providing, all required HealthStream and EPIC/LINKS modules are completed by house staff's assigned deadline

Cell phone allowance $1,000*

Automatically added to paycheck in July

Food allowance $10 per day (shifts of 12 hours or longer for clinical rotations only at SHC & LPCH)*

Payments made on last paycheck of each month

Housing stipend $7,200 per year (paid as $600 monthly)*+

Automatically paid on 1st paycheck of each month

Medical, dental, vision, and long-term disability insurance provided

Eligible to participate on house staff's hire date

Moving allowance (new hires only) $3,000*

Automatically added to a paycheck in August

1% annual bonus based on completion of a Quality Improvement Project*

Automatically paid at the end of each academic year in June

Cost of initial CA MD license and renewals

Paid upon reimbursement submission for academic year expense occurrence

Cost of initial DEA and renewals

Paid upon reimbursement submission for academic yearexpense occurrence

Cost of USMLE Part Ill for Interns

Paid upon reimbursement submission for academic year expense occurrence

*All allowances are subject to appropriate taxes.
+ Housing allowances will not be provided during any period of extended training.


Sample Contract

House Staff Policies & Procedures


Stanford fellows are provided with a comprehensive benefits package. For additional information regarding benefits, please visit the Graduate Medical Education Office.

Medical & Health Benefits

  • Medical insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision and mental health insurance
  • Flexible spending/health incentive account
  • Life and accident insurance

Facilities & Transportation

  • Stanford Library, physical and online access
  • Access to Stanford Athletic facilities
  • GME Office gym and lounge
  • On-call hospital sleeping quarters
  • Lactation Lounge
  • Resident/Fellow Hospital Workroom
  • Valley Transportation Agency Eco Pass
  • Caltrain Go Pass/Clipper Card

Leave & Other Benefits

  • Disability insurance
  • Malpractice insurance, incl. tail coverage
  • Retirement account
  • Other voluntary benefits, including:
  • Legal insurance

Equipment & Supplies

  • After hours food
  • Stanford email address and SUNet ID
  • Photo ID Card
  • Badge access to LPCH facilities and clinics
  • Lab coats and laundering
  • On-call meals

Insurance & Other Benefits

  • Homeowners/renters insurance
  • Auto insurance
  • Pet insurance
  • Identity theft

Department Support

  • Laptop computer
  • Annual education fund to support the program
  • Fellowship Orientation
  • Fellowship Graduation