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Family Medicine Residency Salary & Benefits – Big Stone

Lonesome Pine Hospital

The Ballad Health family medicine residency program in Big Stone Gap, VA, offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits.

Family medicine residents are given time to participate in educational conferences in addition to vacation days. They also receive an educational allowance based on their program year.

Total salary & benefits for residents

  • PGY1 – $52,057.58
  • PGY2 – $53,431.04
  • PGY3 – $55,377.05

If employment contract is less than 12 months, salary and paid time off (PTO) are prorated for the length of the contract.

Time off / vacation

  • Residents are allotted twenty (20) total PTO days per contract year.
  • During two-week rotations, residents may not use PTO days.
  • During four-week rotations, residents may use up to five (5) PTO days, with exception of specified rotations.
  • Vacations requests are not allowed during the month of July for PGY 1 residents.

Educational stipend

PGY1: $500
PGY2: $1,000
PGY3: $1,500


  • Life insurance
  • Comprehensive health insurance plan*, including prescription card
  • Health Savings Account (optional)
  • Dental and Vision plans (optional)
  • Voluntary benefits include: critical illness and accident, voluntary disability insurance, whole life legal insurance; auto and home insurance; identity theft; pet insurance; purchasing power, personal and family legal coverage, Employee Assistance Program: counseling and psychological support - 6 free counseling sessions per year
  • Fitness Centers discount
  • Retirement plans
  • Professional Residency Program liability insurance
  • Meal plan
  • Three complimentary lab coats and one fleece jacket (PGY 1), monthly dry cleaning
  • Medical library privileges
  • Residency training license fees
  • Board exam fees are reimbursed (COMPLEX III or USMLE 3 must be taken while under current contract for reimbursement; paid once by the program)
  • ACP dues paid by program
  • ABIM or AOBIM (at Program's discretion) registration fee reimbursed (once).

*Specific benefit information can be found on the Ballad Health intranet under the "HR Benefits" link. Health insurance can only be declined if a resident provides evidence of separate coverage comparable to Ballad Health. Residents must keep a health insurance policy in force for the duration of training.

Learn more

Read more about the family medicine residency program here.