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Residency Eligibility,
Benefits, Stipends, and Agreements

To be accepted as a resident in the Allegheny Health Network Medical Education Consortium (Consortium) is a privilege that is extended only to professionally competent physicians who continuously meet the qualifications, standards, and requirements set forth in the institutional policies governing the Graduate Medical Education Programs of the Consortium.  

The Consortium is a consolidation of the Graduate Medical Education programs of various hospitals that are part of the Allegheny Health Network with approved residency and fellowship training programs.

Eligibility and selection process

The Graduate Medical Education Committee is responsible for ensuring that programs select from among eligible applicants on the basis of their preparedness, ability, aptitude, academic credentials, communication skills, and personal qualities such as motivation and integrity. Programs must maintain the hospital’s employment policies which oppose discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or military status. Read our full eligibility and selection policy.

Benefits for residents and fellows

Per our standard agreement with residents and fellows, the AHN Medical Education Consortium program provides the following benefits:

  • Flexible health insurance plans for residents, spouses and dependent children provided at favorable rates
  • Dental insurance
  • 403(b) and pension plan if here ≥ 5 years
  • Employee assistance program
  • Reimbursement accounts – health and dependent care
  • Family/medical leave
  • Paid vacation
  • Resident education allowance
  • Meal allotments
  • Parking
  • 2 lab coats per year
  • Senior staff dining room
  • Day care available
  • On-site medical library
  • Electronic health records
  • Home access to health sciences library

Stipends for residents and fellows

The AHN Medical Education Consortium program will provide the following salaries its residents and fellows during the 2020-2021 program year:

  • PGY-1: $ 58,390
  • PGY-2: $ 60,004
  • PGY-3: $ 61,640
  • PGY-4: $ 64,436
  • PGY-5: $ 67,846
  • PGY-6: $ 69,004
  • PGY-7: $ 70,208

Standard Consortium Agreement

After meeting the Consortium’s eligibility requirements and passing through the
program’s selection process, we have a standard Agreement of Appointment that
outlines the responsibilities and requirements for both the Consortium and you
as a resident. This agreement is good for a period of one year, but it is eligible for automatic renewal for each subsequent year of training in the program if you’ve achieved a satisfactory completion of the previous post-graduate year. Review the Consortium’s standard Agreement of Appointment

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