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Salaries and Benefits

Our 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, D.C., metropolitan area. All residents receive the same benefits, regardless of track. A highlight of the benefits residents in our program receive and the full current contract can be found below.

2019-2020 Salary

  • PL1: $64,527 (includes $3,440 meal stipend)
  • PL2: $68,418 (includes $3,476 meal stipend)
  • PL3: $72,360 (includes $3,514 meal stipend)

Additional Annual Financial Benefits

  • New Resident Bonus ($650 provided to PL1s to cover moving/relocation costs)
  • 401K matching
  • Stipend for lab coats and scrubs ($115 for PL1s, $95 for both PL2s and PL3s)
  • Stipend for transportation to and from clinic and post-call cab fairs ($225)
  • Discounted on-site parking

Educational Stipend

  • PL1: $1,350
  • PL2: $2,100
  • PL3: $3,400

Additional Educational Benefits

  • ABP Certification Exam registration fee reimbursement of $2,000
  • AAP membership fee waived
  • Unrestricted State Licensure fee reimbursement
  • USMLE Step 3 fee reimbursement

Annual Vacation and Leave Days

  • Four weeks of vacation
  • Four day holiday leave
  • Three personal days
  • Seven educational days
  • Twelve sick leave days

Opportunities for Resident Bonding

  • Annual two-night, off-site intern retreat
  • End of year party and holiday party
  • Beach week at end of intern year
  • PL-2 day off and PL-3 day off

Wellness Benefits

  • George Washington Psychiatry – Residents have access to 5 free and completely confidential sessions with GW psychiatrists. Appointments are flexible and designed to fit a residents busy schedule.
  • Employee Assistance Program – all Children’s National Hospital employees have the opportunity to talk confidentially with a behavioral health professional about a wide range of personal matters in a confidential manner at no cost.

Other Benefits

  • Resident Union
  • Night-float system (with significant reduction in 24-hour calls)
  • 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 52)
  • Protected time for academic endeavors for those who apply for and are granted REACH project time
  • Advocacy opportunities

More details about employee benefits can be found here.

Contract Information

Residents at Children’s National have been members of the Committee of Interns and Residents (CIR), a national Resident Union, for more than 30 years. The Union serves to negotiate the contract every three years (most recently in 2019).