Pediatric Residency Program

  • 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 and facilities to help make your experience at Cincinnati Children's positive and rewarding.

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    • Continental breakfast and hot lunch catered daily at conferences
    • Meal money provided for every overnight shift or call
    • Jeopardy system that does not require payback
    • Annual travel allowance for conferences
    • Elective opportunities at international health locations
    • Annual educational allowance for books, medical equipment and iPads
    • Additional educational money for every evaluation turned in on time
    • Social events including Fall, Spring and holiday parties
    • Private, single person, centrally located and security-protected call rooms adjacent to the house staff lounge
    • Nights in the hospital made easy- computers and phones are provided in each call room
    • Resident lounge with flat screen TV / DVD, gourmet coffees and teas, 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, whom you first meet early in your intern year
    • Career days tailored to each residency class with concentrated discussions on career choices, financial management and medical-legal issues
    • Yearly intern retreat in January with coverage for all interns by fellows and attendings
    • Amazing ancillary staff- child life, nutrition, social work, discharge coordinators, chaplains and many more
    • Covered, protected parking with easy access to the hospital

    Stipend 2013-2014

    PL-1      $49,462
    PL-2      $51,462
    PL-3      $53,000
    PL-4      $54,500
    PL-5      $56,000


    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.

    White Coats and Scrubs

    Three sets of scrubs / lab coats per year are provided to all residents.


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

    Leaves of Absence

    Medical Leave of Absence with pay will be granted for short-term illness or injury, including pregnancy, for a period of 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 / fellowship training director. 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.


    Parking while on duty -- after an initial deposit of $15 for an ID badge and a window sticker -- $10 per pay period. When your ID badge is returned, your deposit will be refunded.

    Educational Meetings

    One special 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. Medical instruments approved by the director may be purchased as well.


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

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

    On-Site Services

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

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