Stipends and Benefits


Annual stipends for the current fiscal year are as follows:

  • PGY1 - $48,500
  • PGY2 - $50,500

University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics pays stipends monthly, usually on the first day of the month. For appointments that begin July 1, the first stipend will be paid Aug. 1.


Our salary and benefits compare with the top training programs in the country. We are committed through our benefits programs to protect trainees and their families and to offer them a wealth of services.

Read more about the following benefits:

  • Medical, dental, hospitalization and pharmacy coverage
  • Counseling and crisis management services
  • Life, disability, and malpractice coverage
  • Paid time off and leave information
    • UI Hospitals & Clinics Department of Pharmaceutical Care provides residents with 10 days of paid time off each year. Additionally, residents are provided with 18 days of paid sick time each year. Residents arrange for paid time off with their program director or his/her designee. Special requests for absences as a result of family issues, deaths, board examinations, professional meetings, and related matters must also be reviewed and approved by the program director. Time away from training for leaves that are necessary due to illness will be made up at the discretion of the program director in accordance with the needs of the house staff member to complete essential components of his/her training program. Female house staff members are entitled to up to six weeks of paid disability (maternity) leave for each pregnancy. If additional leave, either before or after delivery, is required for medical reasons associated with the pregnancy, this time will be granted. Accumulated sick and vacation time may be used to cover time off; however, some time may be unpaid. Non-birth parent house staff members, including domestic partners as defined by UI policy, have available five working days of paid time off for parental leave related to each recent birth or adoption of their child.
  • Retirement savings