Salary & Benefits

Salary effective for 2024 – 2025 academic year. San Antonio has a favorable cost of living.


Major Benefits

  • Health Insurance (cost shared)
  • Dental Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Disability Insurance, short and long term
  • Professional Liability Insurance

Permits and Association Dues

  • Texas Medical Board Physician in Training Permit application fee reimbursement
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons Resident Membership – including the
  • Following publications: JAAOS Yellow Journal, SAOJ, and JBJS

Educational and Developmental Support

  • AAOS ResStudy question bank provided year 1
  • Education fund provided throughout all 5 years
  • Conference funding provided by industry sponsors
  • Travel funds and time allotted for scholarly work presentations and conferences
  • Formal Board Review Course 2 months before ABOS Board Exam

Vacation and Sick Leave

  • 15 days of paid vacation time per year
  • Vacation time is not assigned and can be used anytime throughout the year, as long as coverage for clinical duties is obtained
  • 10 paid days of sick leave per year for injury or illness
  • Sick leave can be carried over through academic years during residency
  • Additional days allotted for scholarly work, fellowship or job interviews and for personal medical and dental care

Meals, Parking and Uniforms

  • Monthly meal stipend for overnight call at University Hospital, VA Hospital, and free meals at Methodist Hospital facilities
  • Complimentary parking for all residents provided by University Hospital
  • White coats provided free of charge to incoming residents
  • Scrubs provided and laundered by University Hospital

Maternity of Paternity Leave

  • FMLA eligible
  • Supportive environment for parental leave choices using a combination of sick leave and vacation time for maternity, paternity, or other extended leave