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EPFM Residency Benefits


The present salary range is shown below and is revised annually to maintain equity with the University of Washington Residency programs:

R-1 $58,972
R-2 $61,306
R-3 $63,804


There are three weeks (15 days) of paid vacation in each year of residency.


Educational leave, along with financial support for continuing medical education is also provided: R1s have 3 days of CME, R2s and R3s have 5 days for use as CME. Each resident is required to participate in certification courses. The residency program funds tuition for these courses.

Residents may use CME funds up to $1,000 for a one-time purchase of a non-phone electronic device. In addition, residents are encouraged to become involved with organized medical societies. Membership dues can also be paid with CME funds.


EPFM recognizes the importance of providing the resident with tools necessary to manage a wide variety of emergencies. Certifications offered include ACLS, ALSO, BLS, NRP, and PALS. ATLS and STABLE are offered in the region and  registration fees would come out of the resident's CME allowance.


Funds are provided to residents while assigned to in-house/hospital duty for residency related responsibilities. A predetermined floating balance based on call points and inpatient rotations will be calculated for all residents at the beginning of each year. Fund use is at the discretion of the resident.


Three white clinic coats are provided for each resident. Parking is provided in the physician’s area.


Residents are responsible for their own housing except when on in-house call. Residents on call are provided with call rooms in the hospital. Apartments and houses are available in a variety of settings and price ranges within a reasonable distance from the hospitals and the clinic. Residents are required to be within a 20-minute travel radius of Good Samaritan Hospital when on-call. Since several training facilities are utilized in the Pierce County area, automobile transportation is a necessity.

Malpractice Coverage / Medical-Dental Coverage

Professional liability insurance (occurrence type with no need to purchase “tail” coverage) is provided for all residents through the MultiCare Health System. In addition, a comprehensive medical/dental insurance plan as well as group life and disability insurance is provided for residents and their dependents.