Graduate Medical Education

Salary and Benefits

  • Gastroenterology fellows are paid commensurate with the salary of a PGY-4 resident or higher at St. Luke’s University Health Network.

    Current Salary Structure

    Post Graduate Year Annual Salary
    PGY-4 $75,453
    PGY-5 $78,489
    PGY-6 $81,966

    Note: Salaries effective July 1, 2023. Salaries correspond to the number of years in the resident’s chosen program.

  • Insurance

    • Choice of health care plans for residents and their dependents
    • Dental insurance for the resident and his/her dependents 
    • Life insurance equal to the yearly salary
    • Option to purchase short-term disability insurance
    • Malpractice insurance
    • Long-term disability insurance*

    *Coverage effective 6 months from date of hire.

    Paid Time Off

      • 3 weeks vacation per year (15 days)
      • 2 personal days per year
      • 12 sick days per year; which accrue at a rate of one day per month (see sick time policy for further details)


      • Education Allowance - $600.00 per year
      • Payment of licensing and examination fees required for advancement in the program

      Conference and Travel Allowance

      • Funding up to $2,000 for a conference with the approval of the Program Director and the Chief Academic Officer
      • One additional conference yearly with a $1,500 stipend when a resident at any level of training has a paper accepted for presentation at a meeting

      Other Benefits

      • iPad/Surface Go for Epic use
      • Prescription plan for the resident and dependents
      • Base provisions, as well as an on-call allowance commensurate with schedules. We also provide food throughout the year with exclusive resident/fellow-only events
      • Two free lab coats
      • Employee assistance program
      • Child development center provides day care for hospital employees' children at competitive rates (adjacent to St. Luke’s Hospital – Bethlehem Campus)
      • Credit union membership
      • Membership in the St. Luke’s Health & Fitness Center
      • Tax sheltered annuities - option to establish payroll deductions for pre-tax contributions
      • Flexible spending accounts – option to establish pre-tax deduction to pay for non-reimbursed medical expenses and/or dependent (child or elder) care
      • Resident Well-Being: Various resident appreciation events and items including breakfasts, clothing items, get-togethers, and wellness activities.