Benefits and Stipends

At Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, we believe in nurturing employees’ lives as well as their careers. Our benefits equal or surpass other hospitals in the region, and we’re proud to offer one of the best working environments in our field. 

Residents and fellows are eligible for medical, dental and vision insurance plans. We also offer retirement and life insurance plans, disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, health savings accounts and employee assistance programs. 

Learn more about the comprehensive benefits we offer.

Residents and fellows do not accrue paid time off.  But they are entitled to a minimum of three weeks’ vacation. Each department is responsible for maintaining records of their residents’ and fellows’ time off.

Paternity Leave
Paid paternity leave of up to four working days will be granted. This time will not count as vacation.

Leave of Absence
A medical leave of absence with pay will be granted for short-term illness or injury, including pregnancy, for a period of up to 12 weeks.  Personal (nonmedical) leaves of absence without pay are available for a period of up to one year with the approval of the fellowship training director. 

After a leave of absence, the clinical fellow will be guaranteed a continuing position in the program at an equivalent pay level.  The impact of any leave of absence upon the terms of completion of the training requirements necessary to satisfy criteria for board certification will be individually determined.

Resident and fellow contracts are reviewed and approved on an annual basis by Cincinnati Children’s. Contract packets are mailed to all fellows and subspecialty residents by the GME office approximately three months before the start date. 

You may review the contracts for the upcoming academic year: 

Resident and Clinical Fellow Annual Stipends (2018 - 2019 Academic Year)

  Residents  Clinical Fellows
PL-1  $54,920 $54,920 
PL-2  $56,787  $56,787 
PL-3  $58,970  $58,970 
PL-4  $61,500  $61,500 
PL-5  $63,781  $63,781 
PL-6  $66,179  $66,179 
PL-7 $68,556 
PL-8  $72,150 
PL-9  $76,478 
PL-10  $78,772