Program Administrator Financial Resources
The Office of Graduate Medical Education assists program administrators with finance matters related to UCSF trainees. In addition to facilitating health insurance recharge, OGME also runs several programs to aid program administrators with trainee reimbursement.
Health Insurance Recharge
Resident and fellows enroll in insurance plans by working with their program administrators. The GME finance unit manages the monthly recharge process. Each month (typically before the 3rd Friday of the month), program administrators will submit an excel health insurance template to GME finance to process the recharge.
Please refer to the following BOX link for the Health Insurance Recharge Excel Form.
License and USMLE Partial Reimbursement Program
Resident and fellows in ACGME and ABMS programs pay out of pocket their USMLE Step III, new license and renewal fees during their current appointment year. The fees may be eligible for partial reimbursement by their departments. When departments reimburse trainees for the fees, departments will then submit a quarterly funds transfer request form to GME finance through UCSF Box for reimbursement. Please refer to the 20-21 License USMLE Partial Reimbursement PDF for GME's Policy related to the License and USLME reimbursement program.
Please refer to the following BOX link for the funds transfer form in Excel format.
Needs-Based Relocation Reimbursement Program
GME trainees new to UCSF in ACGME and ABMS programs may be eligible for relocation reimbursement up to $1,800. Eligibility will be determined through verification of program and PGY through MedHub and proof of eligible expenses.
For further information please review this power point: FY21 GME Needs Based Relocation Reimbursement PowerPoint
Meal Card Program
Residents and fellows assigned to a rotation at UCSF will receive $250 a month. If the rotation is at one more sites in additional to UCSF, the meal money will be appropriately pro-rated by the program administrator (i.e. for a rotation that is 50% time at ZSFG and 50% at UCSF, the resident will receive $125 in UCSF meal money and the appropriate amount of ZSFG meal money). Rotations and resident/fellow numbers at UCSF will be collected from the program administrators by OGME prior to the start of each academic year in May 2019.
The Blumberg Loan is an interest free loan that was established through the Office of Graduate Medical Education (OGME) to financially assist UCSF residents and clinical fellows. Residents and clinical fellows may request a loan from two months prior to start date through five months prior to current appointment end date. The loan may be in the amount of $1,200 or $2,400. For all loans, including those requested prior to start date, the GME contract must be completed and signed, and both MedHub and OLPPS entry must be completed. Direct Deposit must be set up with Payroll.
The UCSF GME salary scale applies to all residents, fellows, and non-MD trainees appointed through the Office of GME. It includes salaries by year in the program and the housing allowance.