Program Benefits

Resident Assistants:

Resident assistants are integral members of each of our inpatient teams. They obtain records from referring institutions, coordinate studies and procedures among multiple specialties, schedule follow-up appointments and function to improve the work-flow of residents.

House Officer Association (HOA)

The University of Michigan House Officer Association is a resident run organization that strives to both improve the working conditions for house officers and advance patient care. The HOA collectively bargains for competitive resident salaries and benefits including disability coverage, mental health programs, as well as dental and medical insurance.  Take a look at their site here.


Residents are allotted 4 weeks of vacation per academic year. During the holiday season, they receive an additional 5 days off.

Educational Funds

Each resident is awarded $600 for books, software, additional travel, and other educational expenses. Financial support is also provided for residents when presenting at national academic conferences. To encourage continued learning, meals are provided for residents at the program’s conferences at 8 am and noon every weekday!


Resident salaries across the institution are negotiated by the HOA. With a relatively low cost of living in Ann Arbor and highly competitive salaries, many residents have even been able to pay their student loans! In addition, resident salaries increase per year and each resident is awarded a “lump sum” payment in the fall to encourage savings. Finally, residents are given additional holiday pay for working on their birthdays and major holidays!

HO Year 2012 Salary (July 1, 2012) 2013 Salary (July 1, 2013)
HO I $ 50,526 $ 51,840
HO II $ 53,228 $ 54,612
HO III $ 55,972 $ 57,428
HO IV $ 58,820 $ 60,349
HO V $ 61,732 $ 63,337
HO VI $ 64,771 $ 66,455
HO VII $ 67,893 $ 69,659


HO Year 2012 Lump Sum 2013 Lump Sum
HO I $ 3,537 $ 3,629
HO II $ 3,726 $ 3,823
HO III $ 4,758 $ 4,020
HO IV $ 5,176 $ 4,707
HO V $ 5,494 $ 5,257
HO VI $ 5,894 $ 5,715
HO VII $ 6,178 $ 6,200