The program directors and faculty leaders at Children's recognize the importance of providing emotional support and understanding the psychosocial needs of our house staff during the challenges and stresses of residency. Particular efforts to maintain resident well-being are made during internship, the first year of training, including a two-day intern retreat every year and monthly intern support groups led by a two faculty facilitators.
The most important source of support comes from other residents who invariably develop close ties, a team spirit and sense of community.
On the Hematology-Oncology and Critical Care rotations, a skilled group leader from Psychiatry leads a weekly support group called "Dr. G Rounds" ("Dr. G" is our head of psychiatry).
Call and Hours
On-call and regular hours are as follows:
- The Program Directors monitor work hours of residents very closely, with an electronic reporting system, to ensure compliance with all ACGME duty-hour requirements.
- There is one call-free weekend a month, and night call never exceeds every fourth night.
- Emergency Department shifts are 10 hours long, with two days off after every four shifts.
- A night float resident admits patients after midnight, and a well-established daytime and nighttime jeopardy system covers resident illness or other unanticipated absences.
Salary and Benefits
The salaries for residents during the 2013-14 academic year will be:
- PL-1 $51,983.81 (plus relocation stipend)
- PL-2 $56,170.57
- PL-3 $60,777.78
There is a relocation stipend of $2400 for interns and transfer residents.
Residents receive an educational stipend, meal credits, and an excellent package of health, vision, and dental insurance as well as 4 weeks of paid vacation each year.
For more information about terms, conditions, benefits of employment, institutional policies, and responsibilities of residents, download Children's Hospital Resident Manual.
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