Salary & Benefits

The Graduate Medical Education office maintains a comprehensive detailed list of up-to-date resident benefits and salary information.

ACGME Regulation Work Hours

The program is fully supportive of and compliant with the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) duty hour regulations. We believe that we can provide a quality educational experience within this framework that emphasizes time for adequate rest and out-of-hospital activities.

Conferences and Interviews

Across all years of residency training, if you are presenting at a conference, you will receive time for the presentation with adequate travel time as determined by the program director. This will be counted as "education time" not vacation or interview/conference time. Education time away from University Hospitals cannot exceed five workdays.

If you are a PGY3 or PGY4, you have five days of interview/conference time, in addition to potential education time. For example, if you request five days to present at a conference, three days will be education time (day of presentation plus travel day to and from), and two days will be subtracted from your "interview/conference' pool. As a PGY3 or PGY4, if the number of days requested for interviews and/or conferences exceeds five, additional time must be subtracted from your vacation pool.

Residency Vacation Time

Please see the master rotation schedule, which defines eligible rotations on which vacation is permitted by PGY level.

  • PGY1: 15 days of vacation
  • PGY2: 15 days of vacation
  • PGY3: 15 days of vacation; five days for interviews or conferences
  • PGY4: 20 days of vacation; five days for interviews or conferences
    Chiefs may not take vacation in July, and the CHS and BG chief may not take vacation the same week.

Case Western Reserve University Affiliation and Benefits

All residents are automatically given affiliation with Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center. This includes access to gym facilities, libraries, and email.

Fitness Center

All residents have free access to Case Western Reserve University's gym and athletic facilities. The available facilities include:

  • Basketball courts
  • Cardio training room
  • Weight-lifting equipment
  • Climbing wall
  • Indoor track
  • Racquetball courts
  • Squash courts
  • Swimming pool
  • Tennis courts

The university gym is located across the street from the hospital. Discounted memberships to Case Western Reserve University’s private gym facility – One To One Fitness Center – are also available.

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