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Carolinas HealthCare System Blue Ridge - Geriatric Medicine Fellowship - Salary and Benefits

Salary and benefits of the geriatric medicine fellow are listed below:

PGY-4 - $61,700


  • Carolinas HealthCare System Blue Ridge Benefits - Medical, Dental, Prescription drug plan, and Vision insurance available (see CHS Blue Ridge Benefits at a Glance regarding plans, coverage, and premiums).
  • Group life insurance; Short and long-term disability through Carolinas HealthCare System Blue Ridge (see CHS Blue Ridge Benefits at a Glance regarding plans, coverage, and premiums).
  • Phifer Wellness Center: Discounted or free membership (dependent upon insurance plan selected).
  • Tax deferred annuity (403b)
  • Medical and daycare spending accounts available
  • Employee Wellness Program
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employee Emergency Fund
  • Scholarships and tuition assistance available
  • Group discounts
  • Banking services
  • North Carolina Resident Training License Reimbursement
  • $1,000 Moving Allowance Reimbursement (Incoming class only, reimbursed per IRS guidelines)
  • BLS, ACLS, PALS Certifications provided on-site
  • Appropriate Specialty Society dues reimbursement
  • Medical Malpractice Insurance provided
  • Resident lounge, call rooms, conference room, and library provided
  • Through the Charlotte AHEC and VCOM’s electronic libraries, residents have access to a comprehensive array of both print and online resources to champion informational and educational needs.

CME Allowance

Fellows are allowed a total of $1,700 for the academic year for scholarly activities.

Vacation / Time Off


20 vacation days to be used for personal time off, sickness/emergency, or interviews.

Three (3) additional days are allowed to be used for board exam or poster presentations.
Five (5) additional days are allowed to be used for CME at National Conferences.
Total allowable time off is 28 days.


Two (2) lab coats and laundry service provided


Meal points are provided quarterly for use in the two hospital cafeterias


PGY-4 fellows are allowed to moonlight assuming program director and DIO approval of the activity
There is a popular in-house voluntary moonlighting opportunity available


Free covered and reserved parking for residents/fellows

Social Events/Activities

Departmental activities (e.g. picnics, dinners)
Several team building activities throughout the academic year
Resident retreat
Formal graduation banquet



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