Salary & Benefits

Work Hours

The program is fully supportive of and compliant with the 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.

Resident Salary 2017-2018:

Residents are paid according to their level of training as follows:

  • PGY-1 $55,800
  • PGY-2 $56,675
  • PGY-3 $59,570
  • PGY-4 $62,000

Educational/Meeting Allowance:

If you are presenting at a meeting, dept will cover up to $ 1500 for travel

Obstetrics/Gynecology Boards: Department pays for board application at graduation.


Conferences and Interviews:
All years: If you are presenting at a conference you will receive time for the presentation with adequate travel time as determined by the residency coordinator. This will be counted as “education time”, not “vacation or interview/conference” time. “Education time” away from Mac cannot exceed 5 work days.

If you are a PGY 3 or 4, you have 5 days of interview/conference time, in addition to potential “education time”. Eg: If you are presenting at your conference and you request 5 days, 3 days will be “education time” (day of presentation plus travel to and from), 2 days will come out of the “interview/conference’ pool.

PGY 3 and 4: If the number of days requested for conferences and/or interviews exceeds 5, additional time must be subtracted from your vacation pool.

Vacation: Please see Master Rotation schedule which defines eligible rotations on which vacation is either permitted or required by PGY level.

  • PGY1: 15 days of vacation.

  • PGY2: 15 days of vacation.

  • PGY3: 15 days of vacation. 5 days for interviews or conferences.

  • PGY4: 20 days of vacation. 5 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

All residents are automatically given affiliation with Case Western Reserve University. 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 a cardio training room, weight lifting equipment, swimming pool, racquet ball courts, squash courts, climbing wall, basketball courts, indoor track and tennis courts. The gym is located across the street from the hospital. A private gym facility “One To One Fitness Center” and discounted memberships are available to residents.

Health Insurance

Medical plans for you and your family are offered through Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield.The Traditional Plan provides you with three options to receive your medical care. In the Traditional Plan, you receive the highest level of coverage if you use a UH facility. You can also access care directly in the network or through any non-network provider you choose at reduced levels of coverage. The Consumer Choice Plan represents a promising new direction in our approach to making high quality medical coverage available to our employees. The Consumer Choice Plan provides a more individualized approach to managing your healthcare expenses through an employer-funded account, called the Consumer Choice Account, which can be used to pay eligible healthcare expenses. 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.

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% of the first 6% of your contributions. Money the hospital contributes (matched contributions) is 100%.