A highly personalized program of education and research

Carle Foundation Hospital is dedicated to the principle that education and research are integral to our mission of providing quality healthcare services. As the primary clinical facility for the Carle Illinois College of Medicine and University of Illinois College of Medicine at Urbana-Champaign, the hospital is committed to the highest academic standards of undergraduate, graduate and continuing medical education. Graduate medical education enhances quality patient care, the objectives of the medical staff, undergraduate education and the research objectives of the hospital. We are committed to providing resources required to meet external accreditation standards for programs we sponsor and endorse, and to comply fully with institutional responsibilities outlined by national post graduate accreditation bodies. Carle Foundation Hospital is dedicated to the principle that education and research are integral to our mission of providing quality healthcare services.

Salary & Benefits

Salary Information

First Year: $53,920
Second Year: $55,584
Third Year: $57,040
Fourth Year: $58,600
Fifth Year: $60,160

Paid Time Off

20 paid days off with up to 5 conference/education days.

Personal Holiday

Intended to provide additional time off to those eligible for recognition of personal or religious celebrations or observances.

Parental Leave

Parental leave provides one week, up to 40 hours of paid time, per rolling twelve month period; eligible after one year of service.

Food Allowance

Covers Carle cafeteria food and/or meals provided by program during conference/didactics; amount varies by program

Education Stipend (*subject to change)

First Year: $750
Second Year: $1500
Third Year and above: $2000
Covers textbooks, board review materials, electronics (computer/tablet, software) (subject to payroll tax), medical equipment (stethoscope, loupes), step exams, boards (when paid prior to the end of program).

Conference Presentation Allowance

Covers presenting/speaking at national/regional meetings to be distributed at the discretion of the PD.


One membership/dues paid per program, PD discretion.

Lab Coats

2 coats per year

Certifications Paid

NRP – Paid as needed
ATLS – Paid as needed

Resettlement/Expense Stipend
(to assist with moving expenses as well as to assist with insurance deductible)


Health & Dental Plans

Residents and eligible family members qualify for health and dental coverage effective the first day of residency. Prescription plan is included with health plan.

Life Insurance

Residents receive term life of $75,000. Supplemental and dependent life insurance is available for purchase.

Voluntary Benefits

Various voluntary benefits are available for purchase. Some include: Critical Illness insurance, Accident insurance, Legal Services, and Short-Term Disability.

Retirement Benefits

All residents are eligible to enroll and contribute to a 403(b) plan via payroll deduction.


Disability provided through contract as a salary guarantee through end of the contract year.

Malpractice Insurance

Including tail insurance


  • J1Visa holders receive reimbursement for visa fees
  • Faculty Position at the Carle Illinois College of Medicine and University of Illinois College of Medicine – Urbana through 2022
  • Carle Fitness Center 24 hour access at no cost
  • Free parking provided
  • On-call quarters provided
  • Daycare available on-site at The Caring Place


  • Carle Optical: 50%
  • Hospital Cafeteria: 30%
  • Carle Medical Supply: 15%
  • The Caring Place Daycare: 10%

Simulation Center

Carle's Simulation Center and Surgical Skills Lab

Carle's Simulation Center and Surgical Skills Lab promotes and supports the educational growth of medical students, residents and healthcare professionals. The Center provides an innovative and comprehensive simulation learning environment where learners have the opportunity to advance conceptual and technical skills through simulated patient care.

Who Benefits from the Simulation Center and Surgical Skills Lab?

Simulating real-life situations is an invaluable asset to medical students, residents and healthcare professionals, whose training then translates to fewer injuries, decreased surgical time and safer care for patients.

The Simulation Center and Surgical Skills Lab is primarily used by Carle’s graduate medical education programs including the General Surgery, Family Medicine, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Internal Medicine residencies. The facility also serves physicians, nurses, the University of Illinois College of Medicine and Carle Illinois College of Medicine.


Training models give clinicians ample practice in a simulated setting before providing services for patients. The center features:

  • iStan Patient Simulator – A mannequin that reproduces detailed physiological and disease states and moves, lives and dies realistically
  • Bronchoscopy/GI Simulator – Combined system for the training of both GI Endoscopy and Flexible Bronchoscopy
  • High Fidelity Endoscopy Simulator – To facilitate acquisition of endoscopy skills, especially in training cognitive and psychomotor endoscopy skills, preventing and managing complications, and facilitating a team process
  • Central Line Trainers – Ultrasound capabilities and appropriate anatomical landmarks and fluids
  • Difficult Airway Trainer – Practice various techniques for intubation as well as simple airway training
  • Philips Heartstart MRx Cardiac Monitor with Mock Code Cart – Practice more realistic mock codes and pre-arrest scenarios
  • Colonoscopy Trainer – Used with an endoscope this provides the most realistic simulation of a colonoscopy
  • Laparoscopic Hernia Model – Practice fixing various sizes of hernias
  • Laparoscopic cholecystectomy model – For removing the gallbladder laparoscopically
  • Surgical microscope – To practice sewing minuscule blood vessels together (microvascular surgery)
  • Breast models – Palpable interchangeable masses and ultrasound capabilities
  • Suture and knot tying – For surgery and primary care physicians
  • Vascular tree models – For practicing delicate vascular skills
  • Peripheral IV arm – Learners can practice their peripheral IV access with various sizes of angiocatheters and simulated blood
  • Circumcision models for newborns

Lab Equipment

The Simulation Center and Surgical Skills Lab houses a wide array of instruments and patient care materials that allow learners to become familiar with the operation of clinical equipment and the contents of procedural packs/trays/kits. This equipment includes:

  • Surgical appliances (i.e. defibrillator, sonosite and cautery unit)
  • Surgical kits (i.e. Thoracentesis trays, catheters and Emergency Cricothyrotomy kits)
  • Airway supplies (i.e. laryngeal masks, intubation supplies, suction tubing and Bougie's)
  • Cutting instruments (i.e. a variety of surgical scissors as well as scalpels)
  • Surgical grasping and holding instruments including surgical forceps, hemostats, clamps and retractors
  • Orthopedic, neurosurgical and gynecologic instruments
  • Sutures and ties
  • Wound care and casting materials
  • Various staplers and Endostitch
  • Laparoscopic equipment
  • Operating microscope
  • Sharps and syringes
  • Various ways to practice Chest Tube insertion - iStan™ and beef rib models
  • General supplies (i.e. blood pressure cuffs, surgical tape and a variety of gloves)
  • Recording equipment to go over simulations in a debriefing session