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 Resident Benefits

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Marshfield Clinic Internal Medicine Residency Program offers a competitive salary and benefit package.

Our benefit package includes relocation assistance, malpractice coverage and an annual $1,750 travel/education fund for each resident beginning in PGY1.

Additionally, we provide you with medical transcription support and program coordinator assistance.

Sa​l​aries for 2024-2025 (effective July 1, 2024)

When taken in aggregate, the compensation package provided residents, depending on post-graduate year, ranges from $70,000 to $100,000 per resident.​

PGY1: $66,956

PGY2: $69,159

PGY3: $71,362

PGY4: $73,566

PGY5: $75,769

PGY6: $77,973

PGY7: $80,177

Health and dental insurance

Health insurance

Payment of monthly premium for Security Health Plan point of service coverage for:

  • Resident
  • Spouse
  • Qualified dependents

This includes a prescription drug benefit.

Indemnity coverage is available for a nominal premium. Residents are responsible for copays and/or coinsurance.

Dental insurance

Payment of monthly premium for dental insurance.


Time away

Vacation: 15 days

You receive 15 workdays per contract year.

Continuing Medical Education (CME)/Meeting time: 7 days

You receive up to seven working days per academic year for scientific meetings (includes travel time). Days vary in program and training years.

Interviews: 10 days

You receive up to 10 interview days total during your residency (with proper approval and planning). Interview days are meant for fellowship and/or job-related interviews (prorated for programs less than three years).


Exam days are counted as days in training. This includes:

  • COMLEX, first time
  • Licensure exam
  • In-training exam
  • Representing the program or Clinic for a business
  • Required educational purpose as approved by program director


As a resident, you are allotted sick days. You would not be compensated for unused sick time. You are responsible for notifying appropriate individuals of your absence due to illness in accordance with your program specific policy.

Residents are eligible for a short and long-disability plan the first of the month following 90 consecutive calendar days of employment within a bene​fited status.

Birth/adoption leave: 6 weeks

You may take up to six weeks of leave in a 12-month period for birth of a natural child or adoption. Absence from residency beyond six weeks may require an extension of the program to meet board eligibility criteria.

Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

The FMLA is an unpaid, job protected leave.  Residents who meet the eligibility criteria will be eligible for unpaid leave under the FMLA.  Absences from the residency program may request an extension of the residency to meet board eligibility criteria.

​Professional liability, disability and life insurance

Professional liability

You are fully covered under Marshfield Clinic's self-insurance plan. This is an occurrence policy. We also contribute to State of Wisconsin Patient's Compensation Fund on behalf of each licensed resident to provide additional protection.

Worker's compensation

You are covered under worker's compensation.


Marshfield Clinic purchases short and long-term disability for each resident. This policy is effective the 1st of the month following 90 days from your hire dae in a benefited status.

Life insurance

Accidental death and dismemberment insurance is an option at your own expense.

We purchase group term life insurance, $50,000 for each resident.


Additional perks

  • Annual $1,750 travel/educational fund
  • Relocation assistance up to $2,500
  • Medical transcription support
  • Program coordinator assistance
  • Wireless tablet
  • On-call meal allowance
  • Assigned on-call rooms (hospital)
  • Paid for Resident's/Fellow's Wisconsin State Medical License
  • Paid for USMLE Step 3 fees or COMLEX Level 3 fees*
  • Lab coats and laundering
  • A standard 35 percent discount (excluding contact lenses) at Marshfield Clinic Optical Shop.
  • Special funds for resident paper presentations
  • Drug and tobacco-free environment
  • Planned Resident Association special activities
  • Resident all-day workshops
  • Resident Well-Being Committee support
  • Resident/learner lounge is accessible 24/7. 
  • One-time expenditure of up to $300 from the travel/educational fund to use toward the purchase of a handheld device.

*If not previously taken, the United States Medical Licensure Examination (USMLE) Step 3 exam fee or the Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination (COMLEX) Level 3 exam fee will be paid one time per resident if taken during the PGY1 year of residency. 


Marshfield, Wis., has a variety of affordable housing. Apartment complexes, single houses and duplexes are located within minutes of campus. Average rental cost for a two-bedroom apartment is $425 to $700 per month.​