The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Graduate Medical Education UTRGV School of Medicine

UTRGV Benefits

Paid Leave

Paid Leave Time

First Year

Subsequent Years


10 days

15 days

Sick Leave

12 days

12 days

*Effective: July 1, 2017

Maternity or Paternity Leave

Residents are eligible for up to twelve (12) weeks unpaid leave under the UTRGV Family and Medical Leave policy (FMLA)


  • Medical Insurance- No Cost to Resident
  • Prescription Drug Coverage-No Cost to Resident
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance
  • Professional Liability Insurance- No Cost to Resident

Insurance begins on the first official day of residency.  For detailed information please visit the UT System of Employee Benefits website.

Additional Benefits

  • Dependent Medical, Vision and Dental Insurance at group rates
  • 20,000 Group Term Life
  • UT Flex
  • Teacher Retirement System of Texas
  • Optional Retirement Program
  • Paid membership in Hidalgo/Starr or Cameron County Medical Society and The Texas Medical Association.
  • Reimbursement for Texas Medical Board Physician in Training (PIT) Permit


  • Employee Assistant Program(EAP)- Residents and their family members can access convenient and confidential services at no cost to you.  EAP offers a variety of services from counseling consultations to legal and financial resources.  For more information visit the EAP website.
  • University Recreation (UREC)- The UTRGV Recreation Center provides quality programs, services and facilities to encourage a lifelong pursuit of active healthy lifestyles. 

For a copy of the Institutional Benefits click here.