Benefits & Perks


Residents are paid according to their level of training.

The 2020-2021 salaries are:

  • PGY1: $60,150
  • PGY2: $62,550
  • PGY3: $65,000
  • PGY4: $67,300
  • PGY5: $69,500
  • PGY6: $72,000
  • PGY7: $74,000

Program Perks

Education Allowance

Educational funds are available for books, journal subscriptions, and conference travel.


Each resident has 4 weeks of vacation divided as follows: one 2-week block and two 1-week blocks.

Meal Card

Residents receive on-call money that they use by swiping their identification badges at the cafeteria. Each resident will receive approximately $180 every 6 months. This can be used even when not on call. In addition, 2 lunches a week are provided in our resident lounge. Our resident lounge also is stocked with snacks and quick meals.

Micro Grants

Residents have the opportunity to apply for micro grants to help with the costs of their research projects. Interested residents must complete an application that is then reviewed by the committee.

Travel Funds

Residents selected to present posters or conduct platform presentations at national meetings are eligible for travel funds to help offset the cost of airfare, hotel and registration fees. Global Health members also qualify to receive money for away rotations.


  • PALS: New interns receive certification, and the PALS book, during orientation week.
  • NRP: New interns receive certification, and the NRP book, during orientation week. Residents receive free recertification on site. Dates and times are coordinated by the chief residents.
  • BLS: All new interns are required to have a current BLS card prior to starting residency. Residents are responsible for maintaining BLS certification throughout residency, available free on site throughout the year.

Additional Perks

  • American Academy of Pediatrics Membership: Pedialink, Red Book, Section on Medical Students, Residents and Fellows
  • UH Best Benefits Club: Receive discounts on museums, parks, movies and more
  • Resident Retreats
  • Snacks, coffee, and tea in our resident lounge
  • Much more

Resident Wellness & Resources

Our residency Wellness Program helps trainees establish and maintain a work-life balance. Wellness includes self-awareness and healthy choices resulting in a sense of accomplishment, satisfaction and belonging. Our Wellness Committee is made up of our Program Directors, Chief Residents, coordinators and representatives from each post-graduate-year. The Committee organizes wellness events such as group social activities, sports activities, and cultural events throughout the year. Wellness resources are also posted by the Committee so that residents have access to primary care providers as well as mental health experts to contact during difficult times.

Fitness Centers

As part of the Case affiliation, all residents 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 including cycling, pilates, yoga, and cardio kickboxing. Discounted memberships are available to residents.

Health Insurance

There are two medical plans to choose from, including a standard plan and a high-deductible plan with access to a Health Savings Account (HSA). This allows each resident to choose the plan that best fits their needs. Family coverage or individual coverage is available. Coverage is effective the first day of the month coinciding with or following the initial employment date.

Dental Insurance

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

Professional Liability Insurance

Professional personnel are covered by the hospital at no cost.

Case Western Reserve University Affiliation

All residents are provided affiliation with Case Western Reserve University. This includes access to gym facilities, libraries, online journal subscriptions, and email. This also includes occasional discounted admission to attractions like the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Policy on Hiring Non-Tobacco Users

University Hospitals is committed to the health and wellness of our employees, our patients and our community. As part of these efforts, effective January 1, 2012, we will only hire candidates that do not use tobacco products. All candidates will be required to confirm their non-tobacco use when expressing interest for a job opportunity. Selected candidates for hire will be tested for tobacco use as part of the pre-employment lab screening process already in place.