Surgical Pathology


The University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine is dedicated to supporting our physician residents and fellows during their time with us. With that, we are proud to offer a competitive salary and benefit package.

Stipends for 2024-2025 Academic Year

Residents/fellows new to SSOM GME also receive a $1,000 orientation stipend.

  • PGY-1 $63,000
  • PGY-2 $64,500
  • PGY-3 $66,500
  • PGY-4 $70,000
  • PGY-5 $73,000
  • PGY-6 $75,000
  • PGY-7 $78,000


Resident and fellow well-being is a top priority, so USD offers attractive insurance plans.

Health Insurance

Residents/fellows may choose from the following health insurance plans:

  1. $1000 Single/$3,000 Family Deductible (premium paid in full by school)
  2. Optional – $500 Single/$1,500 Family Deductible (residents pays difference between $1,500 and $500 premium)

Vision Insurance

School pays total premium (single and family).

Life Insurance

School pays total premium.

Dental Insurance

School pays single premium. If family coverage is elected, the resident/fellow pays the difference of about $27 per pay period.

Disability Insurance

School pays total premium.

Professional Liability

School pays premiums.