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Stipend & Benefits

MaineHealth residents and fellows have access to all of the benefits afforded to regular employees - including health insurance, disability, dental and vision insurance. MaineHealth also pays for professional liability insurance for all residents and fellows.

Time Off and Vacation Benefits

Residents and fellows may take up to 21 working days of vacation per year, which are banked at the beginning of each academic year. Residents and fellows are encouraged to use all of their vacation time per year, however you may choose to roll over 3 days into the next academic year.

Specialty-specific RRC’s may have additional conditions and limits to total time away from the residency program. Learn more about individual program conditions at Residents and fellows also get sick time and may request leaves of absence - including maternity/paternity leave.   

MMC House Staff Stipend Schedule* effective 7/1/2022.

  • First year $62,909
  • Second year $65,934
  • Third year $68,645
  • Fourth year $71,566
  • Fifth year $75,281
  • Sixth year $77,977
  • Seventh year $80,975

*These amounts are effective 07/01/22, however, all budget proposals are subject to Maine Medical Center and MaineHealth Board of Trustees approval for the coming fiscal year.

Health Benefits

MMC offers a comprehensive and competitive employee benefits program for eligible employees. Read our residents benefit overview.

Benefits for full-time employees* include:

  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Basic Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment
  • Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan
  • MMC Pension Plan
  • Section 529 Plan
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Paid Time Off
  • Employee Discount Program (i.e., discounted homeowners and auto insurance through participating providers as well as a variety of products and services offered through local and national companies)

*Pro-rated benefits are offered to all employees working 20+ hours per week.