Salary & Benefits

Annual Salary

Chief Resident$81,982

Insurance, Leave & Other Benefits

Medical insurance is available for residents and eligible dependents. Coverage begins as of the first day of contracted employment. Premiums for residents are 100% paid by FHCSD. Premiums for dependents are paid by the resident per normal employee cost share.
Dental, Vision, Long-Term Disability, Life and AD&D, Retirement and additional benefits are offered as per the Benefit Handbook.
Paid Time Off (PTO)
20 days
Paid Holidays
7 holidays (Independence Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and day after, Christmas and New Year’s Day)
Holidays are paid at 8 hours. If rotation requires working on a designated holiday, residents will receive holiday paid out for that date in addition to their normal pay.
Sick Days
5 days*
Malpractice Insurance
100% paid by FHCSD
WorkLife Services (EAP)
100% paid by FHCSD
BLS, ACLS Certification or Recertification
100% paid by FHCSD (FHCSD on-site classes or FHCSD chosen venue)
PGY-1 residents will attend BLS/ACLS certification during orientation
Membership in American Psychiatric Association
100% paid by FHCSD
USMLE® Step 3 Exam
PGY‐1: $895 | USMLE® Step 3 Exam Fee**
CA Medical License
PGY‐1: $674 | Postgraduate Training License (PTL) Application Fee**
PGY‐2: $465.50 | Physician’s & Surgeon’s (P&S) Initial License Reduced Fee**
DEA License
PGY‐2: $888 | DEA License Application Fee**
UWorld Online Resource
PGY‐1: $399 | USMLE® Step 3 Prep (90‐day subscription)**
Rosh Review
PGY‐4: | Psychiatry Prep course**
ABPN Board Exam
PGY-4: $1,945 | Psychiatry Certification Exam Fee**
Meal Cards On‐Call Scripps
PGY‐1: $250
PGY‐2: $250
Education Allowance
PGY‐1: $500
PGY‐2: $500
PGY‐3: $500
PGY-4: $500
*This time off is not cumulative and is not paid out at end of employment.
**Proof of payment is required for reimbursement.

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Wellness Activities

  • Mindful moment check-ins
  • Monthly support group
  • Monthly wellness topics
  • Annual wellness plan
  • Easy access to EAP counseling
  • 1:1 meetings with the director of behavioral health
  • Check-ins with resident wellness chair
  • Resident and faculty time (RAFT)
  • Intern welcome retreat
  • Intern wellness day
  • Annual retreat



Psychiatry Residency Program

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