• Benefits and Perks

    The Pediatric Residency Training Program at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center provides a variety of perks, benefits and on-site services to help make your experience at Cincinnati Children's positive and rewarding.

    • Breakfast and hot lunch provided daily at conferences
    • Meal money provided for every overnight shift or call
    • Jeopardy system
    • Annual travel allowance for conferences
    • Elective opportunities at international health locations
    • Annual educational allowance for books, medical journals, and iPads
    • Additional educational money for every evaluation turned in on time
    • Social events including Tour de Cinci (a monthly rotation of local restaurants & bars) and an annual holiday party
    • Private, single person, centrally located and security-protected call rooms adjacent to the house staff lounge
    • Nights in the hospital made easy with computers and phones provided in each call room
    • Resident lounge with TV, access to coffee / tea / hot chocolate, conference room and work computers
    • Intern orientation is a ten-day introduction to the hospital, to your peers and to the city of Cincinnati with social events for you and your family
    • Several handbooks created by the chief residents to ease your transition to residency:
      The Pocket Senior, A Guide to Starting Residency sent to newly matched interns
      The Pocket, a handbook of vital information for daily use
    • Faculty advisors with whom you meet regularly throughout your residency
    • Career days tailored to each residency class with concentrated discussions on career choices, financial management and medical-legal issues
    • Yearly intern retreat in January
    • Amazing ancillary staff- child life, nutrition, social work, discharge coordinators, chaplains and many more
    • Covered, protected parking with easy access to the hospital
    PL-1      $52,200
    PL-2      $53,750
    PL-3      $55,350
    PL-4      $57,000
    PL-5      $58,700
    Health and dental insurance is provided at special rates for residents. The effective date of insurance is the first date of employment. Enrollment must be made in accordance with standard procedures.

    Life insurance -- in the amount of $50,000 -- is provided at no cost to you. This insurance is convertible to a continuing policy when you leave Cincinnati Children's.

    Long-term disability insurance covering disability incurred as a result of sickness or an accident will be provided effective the first day of active employment. Cincinnati Children's pays for the entire cost of this coverage. The plan benefit is 60 percent of your base salary, up to a maximum benefit of $2,000 per month, beginning after 90 days of disability.

    Each intern receives lab coats and several sets of scrubs. Each subsequent year, residents have the option of ordering additional lab coats or scrubs.

    PL-1, PL-2 and PL-3 residents receive four weeks of vacation.

    Medical Leave of Absence with pay will be granted for short-term illness or injury, including pregnancy, for a period up to twelve weeks with medical certification. Paid paternity leave of up to four working days will be granted. This time will not count as vacation days. Personal (non-medical) leaves of absence without pay are available for a period of up to one year with the approval of the residency leadership. The house officer is guaranteed a position in the next year's program at an equivalent PL level. This, however, does not guarantee status in terms of completion of the residency requirement of the American Board of Pediatrics.

    Garage parking is available for all residents. $10 is automatically deducted each pay period. There is an initial deposit of $15 for an ID badge and window sticker. Deposit will be refunded when ID badge is returned.

    Travel to one educational meeting will be supported to a maximum of $1,000 for PL-2 and PL-3 residents. If the resident does not attend a meeting, $200 may be applied to the purchase of approved books or publications. A book / journal allowance of $205 per year will be provided to each PL-1, PL-2 and PL-3 resident.

    Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center is pleased to offer our residents a variety of benefits. These benefits are described in our current Contract for Residents.

    You can download a copy of our current Contract for Residents in portable document format (.pdf).

    Cincinnati Children's owns and operates an on-site child care facility for all employees called Children's for Children. The facility is a recipient of national, state and local awards and is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

    Pratt Library offers several services to employees and community physicians, including document delivery and interlibrary loans and subject research.

    Cincinnati Children’s also provides a Concierge Service for employees. Their most helpful feature is performing your errands while you are busy working! They will help you schedule home repairs, get your oil changed, mail packages, or do grocery shopping. The best part is there’s no charge for their time – just 56 cents per mile for travel.

    Cincinnati Children's provides its employees and their families the use of an on-site federal credit union.

    Senior residents may have the opportunity to moonlight in several arenas:

    • Emergency Department
    • Hematology / Oncology Inpatient Service
    • Pediatric Primary Care Clinic
    • Cincinnati Children's NICU
    • University of Cincinnati NICU
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