Stanford Residency Salary, Benefits & Affordability


For current salary information, please visit the Office of Graduate Medical Education website.

Additional benefits include:

  • Housing stipend: $7,200 per year (paid as $600 monthly)
  • Moving allowance: $3,000
  • Annual educational allowance: $2,000
  • Cell phone allowance: $1,000
  • Food allowance: $10 per day (shifts of 12 hours or longer for clinical rotations at SHC & LPCH with timely duty hours completion)
  • Cost of initial CA medical license and renewals
  • Cost of initial DEA certification and renewals
  • Cost of USMLE III
  • Medical, dental, vision and long-term disability insurance
  • 1% annual bonus based on completion of a Quality Improvement Project


Oustanding Support

Our supportive leadership and faculty are recognized for education, administration, and mentorship. Residents meet quarterly with advisors, and receive help and feedback on all presentations. 

Diverse Clinical Training

Three diverse hospital provide training in tertiary care, community, and county hospitals. Residents receive outstanding trauma and procedural training at two Level I trauma centers, with a combined trauma volume of nearly 5,000 activations per year. Stanford is a major referral center for the West Coast with complex and unusual cases. Residents gain experience with complex cardiac, surgical, orthopedic, neurological, transplant, oncology, as well as high acuity pediatric cases.

Research Resources

Residents can utilize Lane Medical Library, the renowned Health Services Department at Stanford, and the vast array of public and community health projects through the Kaiser Permanente system. Residents have access to the Kaiser research unit where statisticians help crunch research numbers. And residents can take the monthly seminar, “Health Care Policy, Economics, and Finance for Resident Physicians,” featuring Bay Area health care leaders.

Hands-On Training

Stanford offers high-fidelity adult and pediatric simulators to create a very realistic educational experience. Cadaver and Airway labs provide critical practice, enabling residents to perfect techniques before performing on real patients.