GME Benefits and Services

Please Note

This information refers to benefits and compensation for UW Hospitals and Clinics residents and fellows.

For information about Family Medicine residency and fellowship benefits and compensation, go to the UW Department of Family Medicine and Community Health site.

The following benefits and services are provided by the Graduate Medical Education Office.


Insurance - Disability and Liability


Disability Insurance

All residents and fellows are covered by a hospital-paid short and long-term disability plan. This plan protects you in the event you become ill or injured and are unable to work. Group premiums are completely paid by the hospital. A packet from Northwestern Mutual will be provided in your new hire packet with additional information. 

Liability Insurance

Comprehensive liability protection is provided for all residents for any training-related incident. Protection is granted for specific training activities approved by the Program Director and the UW Hospitals and Clinics Risk Management Office for activities that take place outside the UW Hospitals and Clinics. No protection is provided for activities outside the scope of the training program, such as moonlighting or unapproved electives not related to the program.


Parking and Transportation


The Graduate Medical Education (GME) Administrative office manages the purchase and distribution of parking permits to each accredited residency program. Parking is assigned on an annual basis for the parking year that runs from September 1 – August 31 every year. Madison Metro bus passes are available at no cost.



Is your vehicle not starting? Valet will jump vehicles Monday-Friday, 5am-7pm. At any other hours, contact the security office at E6/206 across from the hospital information desk. The security office is equipped with a jump pack that will assist most vehicle batteries.


Shuttle Service

There is a shuttle service available every 10 minutes from Lot 76 to the hospital and University Station between the hours of 6-9am and 3-6pm.




UW Hospitals and Clinics residents are entitled to three weeks (21 days including weekends or 15 days not including weekends) paid vacation per year. When the resident is leaving UW Hospitals and Clinics permanently, accrued vacation entitlement must be used prior to termination.


Additional Information


Membership on Medical Staff Committees

Residents have voting representation on the UW Hospitals and Clinics Medical Board and it committees. These representatives are selected jointly by the Chair of the Medical Board and the President of the House Staff Association.

Lab Coats and Scrubs 

Lab coats and scrubs are provided. 

UW-Madison Campus Photo ID

The University of Wisconsin affiliate photo ID allows residents to access library services and recreational facilities on the UW campus. The ID also qualifies for discounts at various local businesses. Additional information (pdf)