Benefits and Perks


Fellows are paid according to their level of training.

2015-2016 salaries:

PGY 4: $58,500
PGY 5: $60,400
PGY 6: $62,975
PGY 7: $64,800


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Education Allowance

Money is available for books, journal subscriptions, conference travel, and some medical equipment (e.g. stethoscopes).

In Training Exams

All fellows will be reimbursed $145 for their in training exams each year.


Every fellow receives four weeks of vacation per year.

Meal Card

Fellows receive on-call money that they use by swiping their identification badges at the cafeteria and the Einstein’s bagel & coffee cart in the hospital atrium. The amount of money is directly correlated to the number of overnight calls and can be used even when not on call.


The fellows and residents have a newly refurbished lounge that has a flat screen TV, Nintendo Wii, refrigerator (stocked with soda, yogurt, frozen meals, etc), microwave, coffee maker, and water cooler.

Case Affiliation

All fellows are provided affiliation with Case Western Reserve University. This includes access to gym facilities, libraries, and email. This can also get you discounted admission to places like the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Fitness Centers

As part of the Case affiliation, all fellows have free access to Case’s Veale Center gymnasium and athletic facilities. The available facilities include a cardio training room, weight lifting room, swimming pool, racquet ball courts, squash courts, climbing wall, basketball courts, indoor track, and tennis courts. The Veale Center is located across the street from University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital. Case also has a private fitness center, 1-2-1 Fitness Center, also located across the street from UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital. In addition to a weight and cardio training room, 1-2-1 offers a variety of group exercise classes at no extra cost, including cycling, pilates, yoga, and cardio kickboxing. Discounted memberships are available to fellows.

Health Insurance

There are two medical plans to choose from, thus allowing each fellow to choose the plan that best fits them. Health insurance is available to employees who are regularly scheduled to work at least 16 hours per week. Coverage is effective the first day of the month coinciding with or following your employment date.

Dental Insurance

Dental coverage is available through CIGNA Dental for you and your family. Covered services can be obtained in or out of the network. The plan provides coverage for preventive, basic, and major restorative services. Your monthly contribution is payroll deducted on a pre-tax basis. Coverage is effective the first day of the month coinciding with or following your employment date.

Professional Liability Insurance

Professional personnel are covered by the hospital at no cost.

Retirement Funds

403(b) Matched Retirement Savings Plan: All employees are eligible to contribute to the 403(b) Matched Retirement Savings Plan. Employees with one year of service who have worked at least 1,000 hours are eligible to receive a match. University Hospitals will match 50 percent of the first 6 percent of your contributions. Money the hospital contributes (matched contributions) is 100 percent vested after three years of service.

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