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  • PGY-1 now $59,000. $8,000 signing bonus, $2000 CME and $2000 moving expenses.
  • PGY-2 now $61,000 and $2,000 CME.
  • PGY-3 now $63,000 and $2,000 CME.


  • License Fees: Limited license fees in the Commonwealth of Virginia reimbursed ($55 initial/$35 renewal). Permanent Commonwealth of Virginia license fees ($302) and drug license fees ($888) reimbursed for Second and Third Year Residents. Renewal of Commonwealth of Virginia permanent license fee reimbursed if renewal required during residency.
  • Step 3 Fee reimbursed for initial examination (USMLE $910 or COMLEX $925)
  • ABFM Board Exam fee ($1300) reimbursed (no late fees reimbursed)
  • ACOFP Board Exam fee ($500) reimbursed (no late fees reimbursed)
  • Annual Paid Leave: 21 days per year and may be used to cover vacation, holidays, illness and certain other absences. Additional CME days are granted as well: 3 days for PGY-2 Residents and 5 days for PGY-3 Residents, Continuing Medical Education.
  • Health & Dental Insurance: No cost to employee and families.
  • Life Insurance: Two times basic annual salary rounded to nearest $1,000. Subject to a maximum of $500,000 at no cost to employee.
  • Malpractice Insurance: Liability Coverage while participating in Valley Health Systemís graduate medical education program.
  • Disability Insurance: Available immediately at no cost for employee only.
  • Child Care Center: Provided on a space available basis at employee cost (varies: dependent upon age of child).
  • Employee Discounts: Residents are eligible for a 25% discount on Medical Services after insurance payments have been deducted from their account.
  • Worker’s Compensation: Resident covered against job-related accidents and illness.
  • Vaccines: Hepatitis B vaccine provided; Rubella/Rubeola if needed, Diphtheria Toxoid as needed; TB skin test required annually; Influenza vaccine, as needed. As a hospital employee, a pre-employment physical, including drug screen, is required to be completed prior to first day of employment.
  • Uniforms: Two lab coats.
  • Section 125 Program: Dependent Care and Unreimbursed medical accounts may be set up on a pre-tax basis at resident orientation and yearly thereafter.
  • Tax-Sheltered Annuities: Voluntary tax-sheltered annuity for employees through VALIC and Lincoln National. For the first 4% of employee contributions, Valley Health System will match 50% to a maximum of 2% of "base pay."Five-year vesting rules apply to funds matched by Valley Health System.
  • Family Medical Leave (includes maternity/paternity leave)
  • Military Leave: Available in accordance with applicable federal statutes.
  • Misc. & Other Expenses: AAFP (and AOA if applicable) – resident membership dues paid annually.
  • Free parking at all sites
  • Meals when on call
  • Free membership in the Valley Health Fitness Center on the Winchester campus. More details:
  • Incentive Program (additional monthly stipend) for PGY-2 or -3 residents planning to stay and practice in the Valley Health area.
  • Abundant practice options in the area after graduation