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Benefits and Contract Information

Children’s National’s residents receive many benefits that allow them to take advantage of special educational events and conferences, bond with one another, and enjoy living in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area. All residents receive the same benefits, regardless of track. You will find below a highlight of the benefits residents in our program receive as well as the full current contract.

Salaries and stipends have been established at the following levels:

2014-2015 Salary

Educational Stipend










"Being a delegate for CIR allows me to be a part of the integral process that allows our Program to improve the lives of not only our residents, but also our patients. As a part of our contract, we negotiated several thousand dollars to be put into a Patient Care Trust Fund. This money is used for equipment that will improve the quality of life of our patients while they are in the hospital. Last year we bought Nintendo DS systems, iPod Nanos, and Portable DVD players to be used in fun bags for patients who are not able to go to the playrooms or to the Atrium for shows. The gifts were much appreciated by the Child Life team and the children we serve. This fund helps our kids get through this difficult time in their lives."

Vacation and Leave Days (annually)
  • Four (4) weeks of vacation
  • Four (4) day holiday leave
  • Three (3) personal days
  • Seven (7) educational days
  • Twelve (12) sick leave days
Educational Benefits
  • Generous yearly educational stipend
  • Significant discount on Children’s National ABP review course
  • ABP Certification Exam registration fee reimbursement of $1,600
  • AAP membership fee waived
  • Unrestricted State Licensure fee reimbursement
  • USMLE Step 3 fee reimbursement
Financial Benefits
  • High base salary
  • 401K matching
  • Stipend for lab coats and scrubs
  • Reimbursement for mileage between work sites
  • Post-call cab fares
  • Discounted on-site parking
Opportunities for Resident Bonding
  • Annual two-night intern retreat
  • End of year party
  • Beach week at end of intern year
  • PL-2 day off and PL-3 day off
Other Benefits
  • Resident Union
  • Night-float system (with significant reduction in 24-hour calls)
  • Two full-time Resident Assistants (tasks include faxing discharge summaries to PMDs, coordinating follow-up, and scheduling radiology tests)
  • Patient Care Trust Fund (used to buy gifts and supplies for patients)
  • Non-resident inpatient services and physician extenders (NPs and PAs) on multiple hospital services to reduce resident clinical workload
  • Stringent ACGME duty hour monitoring (the mean number of hours/week worked by our residents is 57)

More details about employee benefits can be found here.

Contracts Information
Residents at Children’s National have been members of the Committee of Interns and Residents (CIR), a national Resident Union, for more than 20 years. The Union serves to negotiate the contract every three years, through which residents receive a number of benefits.

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