Graduate Medical Education
Benefits, Stipends and Wellness

Benefits, Stipends and Wellness

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.

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 (2024 Academic Year)
Note: Stipends for Psychology trainees will be provided by the Program.

 Level Residents  Clinical Fellows
PL-I  $65,076 -  
PL-II $67,677
PL-III  $70,466
PL-IV  $74,118 74,118
PL-V  $77,686 $77,686
PL-VI  $80,163
PL-VII $84,196 $84,196
PL-VIII  $89,252
PL-IX  $91,518
PL-X  $95,345

Cincinnati Children's is committed to creating an environment in which every employee is capable of being resilient, mindful, safe and focused on taking care of themselves, each other and the patients and families we serve.

It is Cincinnati Children’s policy to provide a clinical learning environment that promotes well-being across the clinical care team to ensure safe and high quality patient care. Psychological, emotional, and physical well-being are critical in the development of competent, caring, and resilient physicians. To that end, Cincinnati Children’s provides a variety of resources to support the physical, emotional, financial, and professional well-being of residents and fellows. For example, mental health or counseling services are provided for trainees and a Resident/Fellow Spouse Association provides a source of interaction and community with others experiencing the challenges of residency and fellowship.