Compensation and benefits


We provide a two-week orientation period in June prior to starting the clinical work of the first year. This time serves as an introduction and beginning of community building between faculty and residents. Incoming residents will be introduced to United Hospital, the United Family Physicians Clinic and its support team, as well as the St. Paul West 7th community. 

Resident wellness

We are committed to helping residents continue to balance their lives. This includes their commitment to their profession, as well as commitment to self and family well-being. To this end, we have developed the following areas of support: 

  • Mangata (meaning 'reflection of the light on the water') is the resident wellness curriculum
  • Wellness and stress management topics covered regularly in the noon conference series
  • Personal faculty advisor (mentor)
  • Monthly support group for each class, facilitated by a professional
  • Quarterly half day of paid personal time
  • Residency retreats and social gatherings
  • Many wellness resources available to residents free of charge as Allina Health employees


Residents receive three weeks of vacation per academic year (21 days). Year one has one week scheduled over the December holiday within the Family Medicine Month rotation. The additional weeks are allowed during other designated rotations.

Reduced time schedule

We are unable to offer part-time positions. We do, however, offer family leave consistent with federal and ACGME guidelines.

Salaries for academic year 2023-2024

First Year: $68,140.80   
Second Year: $70,200.00
Third Year: $73,153.60

Salaries include a meal stipend that provides residents with funds to purchase meals when on duty at the hospital.


Second and third year residents may moonlight, providing it does not interfere with their primary residency work. Moonlighting is available within the Allina Health system, allowing for persons to become familiar with post-training opportunities. Moonlighting outside of the Allina Health system is not covered by the Allina Health malpractice insurance.


Each resident receives full coverage in the following areas:

  • Health Insurance: Family coverage to zero deductible in the Allina Health system of care
  • Dental Insurance: Family coverage within a dental maintenance organization
  • Life Insurance: 3x yearly salary for self with option to purchase extra for self, spouse, and dependent
  • Short Term Disability: 100% of salary provided
  • Long Term Disability: 60% of salary provided
  • Pension Account Plan: May participate after one year of employment
  • Matched Savings Plan: May participate after one year of employment
  • Malpractice Coverage: Full coverage within Allina Health
  • Family Leave: Provided as required by law and the ACGME guidelines
  • Employee Assistance Program

Additional benefits

  • Continuing Medical Education (CME) Time: five days per year, Funds: $1,000
  • Fees paid by program: MN Resident Permit, Step 3 exam fee, Minnesota medical license fee, ABFM Board exam fee, DEA
  • Dues paid: Minnesota Academy of Family Practice and American Academy of Family Practice
  • Laptop provided to each resident during their three years of training
  • Two monogrammed lab coats per resident
  • Required vaccinations at no charge
  • Parking at clinics and hospitals at no charge
  • Rural in-state rotation mileage reimbursement (1 round trip a week)
  • BLS/ACLS/ATLS/NRP/ALSO/STABLE life support courses at no charge
  • Comfortable on-call quarters
  • Meals at noon conferences
  • Research support and search service through Boeckmann Library at United Hospital
  • Discounted event tickets