Benefits

Insurance

  • 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
  • HIV supplemental benefit plan

Other Employment Benefits

  • Vacation (4 weeks)
  • Leave of absence: medical, family medical or child care/adoption, parental leave, bereavement leave
  • A parenting elective for residents returning to work after leave
  • Child Care Center (Categorical track, subsidized, waiting list)
  • Discounted parking in hospital lots with shuttle bus service
  • Discounted night and weekend parking in patient parking garage
  • Discounted public transportation (MBTA) pass
  • Voluntary tax-deferred annuity and investment (403b) plan
  • Lease Guarantee Program both hospitals will guarantee payment of security deposit and/or advance payment of last month’s rent if required by landlord.
  • Taxi Voucher Program (Lyft program for late night BMC shifts)
  • Travel reimbursement for specific community-based continuity clinics

Residency Benefits

  • Daily lunches
  • On-call accommodations, including an on-call meal
  • Two hospital (BCH & BMC) and medical school (Harvard & BU) appointments
  • Department pays for USMLE III
  • Department pays 50% of Pediatric Board Certifying Exam fee
  • Department pays American Academy of Pediatrics dues
  • Professional Education Allowance (Urban Health and Advocacy track): $1500 per year
  • Free BLS training for all housestaff
  • Free PALS, NRP training courses during orientation and free refresher courses during senior orientation
  • Salary payment during intern orientation
  • Five-day break between PL-1 and PL-2 years
  • Flex spending account for child and dependent care and out of pocket medical expenses
  • Office of Clinician Support for work-related or personal problems.
  • Reimbursement of $500 to attend a medical meeting once during residency as well as an additional $500 if presenting
  • 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 junior and senior orientations
  • Faculty dinners
  • Winter Formal (dinner-dance)
  • Housestaff show
  • Housestaff auction
  • 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, run by Jordan Kriedberg, 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.