What You Get

Learn more about program benefits and compensation.

Benefits & Salaries


  • Four weeks of paid vacation each year of training
  • Paid certification in ATLS, ACLS and PALS
  • Paid membership in EMRA, AAEM/RSA and SAEM
  • Personalized lab coats
  • Personalized embroidered scrubs
  • Comprehensive medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance coverage
  • Defined-contribution retirement savings plan (403b)
  • Occurrence-based liability insurance coverage
  • Free parking, free shuttle to the Metro, and preferred access to selected parking facilities at all training sites
  • Full expense reimbursement for residents making scholarly presentations at any national or regional scientific meeting (eg, accepted abstract or poster presentation)

Other Financial BenefitsAnnual Coverage
Dining Allowance
(residents receive employee discount prices)
$1,242 per year at WHC plus $10 credit per night shift at GUH
Educational Funds Allowance
(for books, software, educational-related resources or devices, etc)
$833 per year from GME Office plus $250 per year from Department
Paid Attendance at National ConferencesSAEM (all interns) - up to $1,250 per resident
ACEP (all seniors) - up to $1,250 per resident


Modest cost of living increases in salary for house staff were issued by MedStar Health and go into effect on July 1, 2013. Salary levels appear below.

YearSalary (as of July 1, 2013)

Related Information

Applicants who interview with us will receive more detailed information regarding contracts, salary, leave, call rooms, laundry services, meals, housing, etc. The information listed above is current as of September 2013, and is subject to change. You will receive the most up-to-date benefit and salary information during your interview day.