Benefits

Insurance

  • Professional liability (malpractice) insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Long-term disability insurance
  • Short-term disability insurance (Urban Health and Advocacy Track)
  • 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, maternity and paternity, bereavement
  • Child Care Center (Categorical track, subsidized, waiting list)
  • Discounted parking in hospital lots with shuttle bus service
  • Free night and weekend parking in patient parking garage
  • Discounted public transportation (MBTA) pass
  • Voluntary tax-deferred annuity and investment (403b) plan
  • Lease Guarantee Program (Categorical Track): Children's Hospital guarantees payment of security deposit and/or advance payment of last month's rent if required by landlord. This program is described here.  Questions, please contact the HR Service Center at 617-355-7780 or via email to HRESC@childrens.harvard.edu.

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): $850 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
  • Limited license application fee (Urban Health and Advocacy Track)
  • Five-day break between PL-1 and PL-2 years
  • Flex spending account for child and dependent care ($5,000) and out of pocket medical expenses ($2,000)
  • Office of Clinician Support for work-related or personal problems.
  • Reimbursement of $500 to attending 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 September
  • Full day junior and senior orientations
  • Faculty dinners
  • Winter Formal (dinner-dance)
  • Housestaff show
  • Housestaff auction
  • 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 from 6:30 AM to 6:00 PM. The Center is closed on weekends and hospital recognized holidays. The center can accommodate 42 children, but there is nearly always a waiting list.

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

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.