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Saint Louis University affords multiple benefits to its residents. The full list can be found on the SLU Graduate Medical Education website.

Highlights for surgical residents:

  • Free, close parking at all five training sites. Free parking is also available at several SLU parking garages
  • Complimentary membership to the SLU Simon Recreation Center, which contains a full fitness center, basketball courts, an indoor track and pool
  • Three weeks of paid vacation per year, taken in one-week blocks
  • Competitive salary in a low-cost-of-living city, starting around $57,000 for PGY-1 residents
  • Provided health insurance with 100% of premiums paid by SLU. Add-on options for dental and vision insurance are available
  • Paid subscription to SCORE (SurgicalCore) and TrueLearn study resources.
  • Program provides USMLE Step III registration fee
  • Free access to all resources of the SLU Medical Library, including journal articles, UpToDate, and electronic versions of multiple core surgery textbooks.
  • Available low-cost life insurance plans
  • Provided disability insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program with no-cost counseling and support through the Behavioral Health Program
  • 403 (b) plan eligibility
  • Mercy Hospital: Access to physician’s lounge with daily provided breakfast and lunch
  • SLU Hospital and Cardinal Glennon: Meal stipend
  • VA Hospital: On-call meal stipend