• Professional liability (malpractice) insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Long-term disability insurance
  • Short-term disability insurance
  • Business travel accident insurance
  • Subsidized health insurance, including spouse and children
  • Subsidized dental insurance

Other Employment Benefits

  • Vacation (4 weeks)
  • One 5-day holiday vacation
  • Leave of absence: medical, family medical or childcare/adoption, parental leave, bereavement leave
  • A parenting elective for residents returning to work after leave
  • Child Care Center (Categorical track, subsidized, waiting list)
  • Childcare assistance – $2,400 per year (Categorical track)
  • Discounted parking in hospital lots with a BCRP-dedicated mid-day shuttle bus service between BCH and BMC
  • Free night and weekend parking in the BCH patient parking garage
  • Discounted public transportation (MBTA) pass
  • Lease Guarantee Program at both hospitals
  • Loan repayment assistance – Match payments of up to $200 per month, $2400 per year (Categorical track)
  • Reimbursement of Massachusetts License fee (Categorical), Payment of License fee (LEAD)
  • Retirement Contribution to a 403B account – Starting after 2.5 years of employment at Boston Children’s Hospital for Categorical residents, there will be an employer-based contribution of 4% of salary (LEAD residents are eligible for this benefit if they become BCH employees after residency)
  • Taxi Voucher Program (i.e.Lyft program for late night BMC shifts)
  • Mileage reimbursement for specific, community-based continuity clinics

Residency Benefits

  • Daily lunches (weekdays)
  • On-call accommodations, including an on-call meal stipend on ID cards
  • Two hospital (BCH & BMC) and medical school (Harvard & CAMED) appointments
  • Department pays for USMLE Step 3
  • Department pays 50% of Pediatric Board Certifying Exam fee
  • Department pays American Academy of Pediatrics dues
  • Professional Education Allowance (LEAD track): ~$1200 per year
  • Free BLS training for all housestaff
  • Free PALS, NRP training courses during PL-1 orientation and free refresher courses during PL2 year
  • Salary payment starting during intern orientation
  • Five-day break between PL-1 and PL-2 years
  • Options for flex spending account for child and dependent care and out of pocket medical expenses based on benefits elections
  • Office of Clinician Support for work-related or personal problems, and mental health resources
  • Reimbursement of $500 to attend a medical meeting once during residency as well as an additional $500 if presenting (Categorical and Combined Tracks; LEAD uses Educational Allowance)
  • Office of Fellowship Training that supports residents and fellows

Social Benefits

  • Full day fall and spring retreat for all residents
  • Intern overnight retreat in the fall
  • Full day rising junior and senior orientations
  • Faculty-led team dinners, including monthly BMC team dinners with BMC PD
  • Winter or Spring Formal
  • FUNuary: daily fun events and activities throughout February, including an annual BCRPuzzle crossword competition and BCRPelothon
  • Spring housestaff show and auction
  • Diversity Council community arm events
  • BCRPups and BCRParents gatherings
  • Frequent social events sponsored by the Housestaff Association
  • Use of Harvard University and Harvard Medical School athletic facilities

Funding Sources for Academic Pursuits

  • Schliesman 3rd World Awards (6-8/yr) ($500/Award)
  • Von L Meyer Travel Awards (12-13/yr) ($700/Award)
  • Lovejoy Research Awards (5-8/yr) ($2,000-$6,000/Award)
  • Alpert Children of the City Endowment Grants (2-3/yr) ($5,000-$7,000/Award)

Child Care Center

The Children’s Hospital Child Care Center provides high quality childcare for children of hospital employees and staff, including Categorical residents. They accept children 3 months through 5 years without regard to race, creed, cultural heritage or religion. They offer a safe, supportive environment that fosters self-esteem, growth and cultural diversity.

The Center is directed by Donna Warner and is located 21 Autumn Street, just a short walk from Children’s Hospital. It is open year round on weekdays. The Center is closed on weekends and hospital recognized holidays. The center can accommodate 42 children, but there is nearly always a waiting list. Boston Children’s Hospital will be opening a second childcare center in Newton late this year

For more information about the program, or for a tour, please call the Center at (617) 355-6006 or email the Director, Donna Warner.

Office of Fellowship Training

Children’s Hospital maintains an Office for Fellowship Training, directed by Dr. Bernard Mathey-Prevot, which serves both clinical and research fellows and offers a multitude of services. Examples include: conferences and seminars on topics related to career, family, leadership, mentoring and funding; clinical and basic science discussion groups; and journal clubs, social events, group dinners, and a research day poster session. They also have programs devoted to getting settled in the Boston area that address topics such as: housing, finances (Boston on a Budget), transportation, childcare, family, family activities, sports and fitness, and arts and entertainment. And, there are important sections on credentialing, moonlighting, and preparing a Harvard formatted CV. There is also a fellow-to-fellow forum, including a list of housing opportunities.