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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. Third year residents also receive up to 5 days of paid “practice search” time.


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 practice management and certification courses. The residency program funds tuition for these courses. Residents may use CME funds up to $1000 for a one-time purchase of a computer/tablet and/or related medical software. This must be purchased afte

r starting employment. In addition, residents are encouraged to become involved with organized medical societies. Membership dues can also be paid with CME funds.


TFM recognizes the importance of providing the resident with tools necessary to manage a wide varietyof emergencies. Certifications obtained include ACLS, ALSO, BLS, NRP, PALS and STABLE. ATLS can be arranged using CME funds.


All meals 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.


Two white clinic coats are provided for each resident.

Free parking.


Residents are responsible for their own housing except when on 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 Family Practice Center. 

Residents are required to locate housing within a 20-minute travel radius of the facilities at Tacoma General and Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital. Since several training facilities are utilized in the greater Tacoma 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.

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