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About The Residency

  • Resident Salary and Benefits

Resident Salary and Benefits

A resident physician in discussion with a nurse of Tidelands Health.

The Tidelands Health MUSC Family Medicine Residency Program provides compensation and benefits to each resident as the sole consideration for the services provided.

Annual Salary

Resident Agreement

View a sample copy of our resident agreement.


The program's annual salary is commensurate with the level of training and is paid to the resident in bi-weekly installments, less applicable withholding taxes.


  • PGY 1: $55,000
  • PGY 2: $56,500
  • PGY 3: $58,000

Annual Leave

  • 20 days
  • To be taken within a 12-month period

Sick and Bereavement Leave

  • From annual leave

Maternity, Paternity and Adoption Leave

  • 20 days annual leave
  • To be taken within a 12-month period
  • Above paid leave will be reduced by leave used previously during the 12- month period
  • Additional unpaid time off beyond this initial four weeks can be requested


Rates vary dependent on resident selection of Tidelands Health insurance plan and family coverage options. Insurance coverage begins on the first day of employment.

  • Health, including hospitalization
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Life
  • Workers' compensation
  • Disability


  • Per the Tidelands Health plan
  • Residents can opt out of retirement plan coverage

Professional Liability Coverage

Insurance coverage begins on the first day of employment.

Benefits Summary

  • Affordable health and dental insurance
  • Malpractice insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • 20 days annual leave
  • Maternity/paternity/adoption leave
  • One week of conference time away during second and third years
  • Tidelands HealthPoint Center for Health and Fitness membership, plus fitness tracker
  • Stress management, including yoga and meditation sessions
  • Meals provided at the hospitals
  • Free parking
  • Two lab coats first year, one additional lab coat each year thereafter
  • $2,000 relocation support
  • Limited and full medical license fees
  • USMLE Step 3 fees
  • DEA/DHEC license fees
  • Professional dues for American Academy of Family Physicians and American Medical Association membership, all years

Educational Allowance

  • First-year resident: $800
  • Second-year resident: $1,500
  • Third-year resident: $2,000

Educational allowance my be used to purchase educational materials such as textbooks, tablet, laptop, apps, study materials and courses.