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.