The McKay-Dee Family Medicine Residency program is very competitive in every field, including compensation and benefits. Family medicine residents receive a variety of benefits for the term of their residency training at McKay-Dee Hospital.

2024-25 Salary

  • PGY-1: $71,500
  • PGY-2: $73,500
  • PGY-3: $76,500


  • Signing Bonus: We offer a $3000 signing bonus, paid shortly after training begins.
  • Educational Fund: $1500/year allowance that may be used for computers, software, books, subscriptions, CME, and other qualified educational materials.
  • Meals: Provided to residents during time spent in the hospital performing duties required by the residency program.

Technology and Supplies

  • Sports medicine bag: Supplies to be used for sports medicine event coverage

Time Off

  • Vacation time: 21 days of leave per year
  • Education leave: Up to five working days during second or third years of residency to attend approved educational programs.
  • Parental leave

FMLA Potential Impact

The Family Medical Leave Act of 1993 requires:

  • Individuals may be allowed to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave for maternity, paternity, or sick leave
  • ABFM will allow up to 12 weeks away from the program in a given academic year without requiring an extension of training.  However, the Program Director and CCC must agree that the resident is ready for advancement, and ultimately for autonomous practice. This includes up to 8 weeks total attributed to Family Leave, with any remaining time up to 4 weeks for other leave as allowed by the program.

Thus, 12 weeks of unpaid leave may be taken in accordance with FMLA, but the resident may be unable to take the board certification exam for at least six months after the completion of residency training.


  • Eligible for individual or family medical insurance
  • Family dental insurance available
  • Long-term and short-term disability insurance options
  • Life insurance option
  • Professional liability insurance provided by Intermountain Healthcare for the duration of training 

Professional Expenses

The residency program covers expenses for many professional endeavors for residents, including but not limited to:


  • USMLE Step 3 registration fee paid by program

Licensing Fees

  • State of Utah Medical Licensure
  • State of Utah DEA Licensure


All resident certifications, which may include:

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Program
  • S.T.A.B.L.E. Course


  • Professional organization memberships


  • Numerous moonlighting opportunities exist during second and third years of residency in local urgent care centers, as well as in rural emergency rooms.


  • Intermountain Healthcare Savings Plus 401(K) plan after first year
  • Employer match 4%, with 5% employee contribution
  • 100% vested from first contribution
  • Intermountain Healthcare Deferred Compensation plan
  • Intermountain Healthcare Tax Deferred Savings 403(B) plan
  • Intermountain Healthcare Key Savings 457(B) plan

Social Activities

  • Residency retreats
  • Quarterly activities