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Our Program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) for five residents per training year. Residents in good standing will be eligible for specialty boards in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry providing they have met the other requirements as described by the Board.

Appointments begin July 1 and will be for two years. 

Salaries

Effective July 2010, the following are the salaries according to postgraduate level.  

Resident - PGY IV $62,235
Resident - PGY V $66,488
Resident - PGY VI $71,622
Resident - PGY VII $73,746

Insurance benefits

Residents receive malpractice insurance coverage while serving Children’s Hospital Boston patients.  House officers may enroll in a variety of health insurance and health maintenance organization programs. Dental insurance, disability insurance, life insurance, and travel insurance for hospital business are also provided for house officers. 

Transportation/parking

Children’s Hospital is convenient to various modes of public transportation (bus, commuter rail and subway), the Hospital provides subsidies fro monthly commuter passes, and there is also discounted parking available to house staff.

Child care

Children’s Hospital Boston has established a Child Care Center for the children of hospital employees and staff in response to the need for high quality, convenient childcare.  The hours of operation are 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except for Hospital-recognized holidays. 

The Center can accommodate 42 children, ages three months to five years.  There are some reduced tuition rates available and these are offered based on gross family income on a first-come, first-served basis.  For more information about the program, or for a tour, please call (617) 355-6006.

 Vacation/leave

Four weeks vacation and one week of conference time are allotted for each year of training. Residents are expected to give at least eight weeks notice prior to taking vacation or conference time.  Absences during the first two months of training are discouraged and require special permission from the Training Director. 

Educational resources for books and travel to meetings

Upon entry to our program, residents receive 4 textbooks covering: 1) general child and adolescent psychiatry, 2) child psychiatry and the law, 3) pediatric psychosomatic medicine, and 4) psychotherapeutic approaches to children and adolescents. 

Each resident will have $500/year allowance to be used towards expenses incurred when attending conferences. Should a resident be presenting a poster/abstract/paper at a conference, s/he will have up to $1500/year allowance for such travel expenses.  

On-call duties

Over the course of the 2 years of training, residents are on-call on average once every 10th night/weekend day. This is usually a second or back-up call except for the following time periods: Fridays 5 pm to 11 pm, and Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from 8 am to 11 pm. All call is taken from home, except for morning rounds on Bader 5 on weekends and holidays. 

On-call attending staff round with the resident, and also review each new case seen in consultation by the resident. Attendings are available to jointly see cases when indicated and to directly assist residents when the volume of calls is high. A resource specialist works the busiest 20 hours of the Saturday and Sunday call, in order to assist the resident with any disposition work that is needed. 

Moonlighting policy

Moonlighting at other facilities is permitted, and residents are covered for malpractice while moonlighting.  Residents are allowed to moonlight a total of two weeknights and one weekend day per month. Residents must inform the Training Director of their moonlighting activity.

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