McLaren Graduate Medical Education
Information for Applicants

Information for Applicants

Stipends & Benefits

Please find information below about benefits available to residents in our program. We offer competitive salaries and allowances for educational conferences.


First Year Salary: $57,031

Second Year Salary: $58,171

Third Year Salary: $59,334

Chief Resident Salary: $61,834


First-, Second- and Third-Year residents: 20 working days each academic year

Personal Education Allowance

A total of $4,000 is provided as a personal education allowance, which can be used throughout the three-year residency. These funds can be used at the discretion of the resident (e.g. conferences, on-line CMEs, podcasts, travel, text books, point of care reference materials)

15 Working days and $4,000 are permitted over a three-year period of time for educational conferences. In addition, residents are sponsored at several national and regional conferences.

Board exam costs are covered through miscellaneous benefits.


A meal ticket is provided for in-house call nights and extended shifts and three meal tickets for your spouse to use while working inpatient service.


Liability/Malpractice insurance – provided at no cost.

Health and Prescription – The program offers several options for medical insurance under the hospital’s flexible benefits program. St. Luke’s promotes a smoke-free environment for all new employees and requires a flu shot annually.

Additional Benefits: Dental, Disability and Vision Coverage – The Program offers several options under the hospital’s flexible benefits program.

Life – A base plan is provided at no cost. Additional benefits may be purchased up to two times salary.

Miscellaneous Benefits

In addition, our residents also receive the following benefits:

  • Cash Balance Retirement, 401(k) and 403(b) plans
  • Ohio State Licensure
  • Federal Credentialing Verification Services Fees
  • White coats and laundering
  • Free parking
  • BLS, ACLS, PALS, NRP and ALSO training
  • On-site Employee Assistance Program
  • Free use of on-site fitness center
  • Allopathic and osteopathic family medicine board exam; COMLEX or USMLE – Step 3 Exam
  • Various hospital-affiliated discounts

Sample Contract

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DISCLAIMER: The Graduate Medical Education Trainee Physician Agreement is posted here as a "sample only" to give applicants an idea of what to expect as a contracted employee of McLaren. This agreement is reviewed annually and thus the language is subject to change.

Application Procedure

All applicants must be a medical school graduate with an MD or DO degree. In addition, applicants must have US citizenship or legal residency status in the US (green card or refugee status) in order to be eligible for an interview. Visas are not sponsored.

COVID-19 Vaccines

At the time of publishing this statement, McLaren Health Care is requiring the COVID-19 vaccine for all of its employees, including residents and fellows, beginning January 4, 2022. The requirement extends to anyone who provides any care, treatment, or service for McLaren or its patients. This regulation allows for exemptions to staff with recognized medical conditions for which vaccines are contraindicated or religious beliefs or observances. Any individual seeking a religious or medical exemption will follow the prescribed McLaren policy that includes submission of a formal request to the McLaren System Vaccine Exemption Committee. Failure to comply with the vaccination requirement, or not having an approved exemption, will prevent employment with McLaren. If you have specific questions related to the program you are interested in applying to, please contact the residency or fellowship coordinator.


All interviews are held virtually only.