Professional Education Allowance
House Officers are provided with an allowance to purchase educational materials each academic year.
2021 – 2022 – $1,150
2022 – 2023 – $1,200
The Hospital provides malpractice insurance at its expense in the amount of $1,000,000/$3,000,000.
Limited Licensing Fee
The Hospital pays for the limited license for all House Officers.
House Officers shall be eligible for medical insurance on the first day of active employment, excluding orientation.
The Hospital’s monthly dental insurance plan premium contribution shall be $4.00 per month for any House Officer who elects to participate in a Hospital dental insurance plan.
The Hospital provides all eligible House Officers with life insurance and accidental death and dismemberment insurance (AD&D) at no cost to the House Officer equal to one (1) times their base annual salary. House Officers may also purchase additional life insurance at one (1), two (2) or three (3) times their annual salary and additional AD&D insurance at one (1), two (2) or three (3) times their annual salary.
The Hospital purchases, at its own expense, disability coverage for House Officers which is portable and is provided by the Voluntary Hospitals House Staff Benefits Plan of the Committee of Interns and Residents.
The Hospital provides all interns, residents, and fellows with three (3) white coats in their first year of training, and two (2) for each successive year of their residency or fellowship.
In certain situations, our residents are compensated for additional work that they are asked to do. For example, if you are required to work for one of your ill colleagues, you may be entitled to as much as $400 (pay scale reflects the number or additional hours worked).
A House Officer may take up to two (2) personal days in any one academic year (July 1 – June 30) to be paid out of his/her accrued sick leave. Any use of personal days is subject to the approval of the House Officer’s department.
In the Department of Neurology, you receive 4 weeks of vacation per year.
Leaves of Absence & Disability Insurance
Disability Insurance: The Hospital purchases disability coverage for all house officers. This coverage is portable and is administered by the Committee of Interns and Residents.
Maternity Leave: House officers are entitled to up to 12 weeks of unpaid family leave for the birth or care of a child, for the adoption of a child under age eighteen or foster care placement of a child under age eighteen. Unused sick and vacation time can be used for this twelve 12 week leave.
Parental Leave: House officers are entitled to two 2 weeks parental leave in order to attend to the birth, adoption, or care of a new child in the employee’s immediate household. Unused sick and vacation time may be used for this leave.
Family & Medical Leave: Eligible persons may be entitled to up to 12 weeks of unpaid medical leave for serious illness or serious illness of said person’s spouse, parent or child pursuant to the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993. All applications for FMLA must comply with the law and the Hospital’s policies and procedures governing such leave.
Lease Guarantee Program
The Hospital agrees to act as the Guarantor in the event a House Officer’s landlord requires advance payment of up to two months of rent (security deposit and/or last month’s payment), as a condition for entering into a lease (up to a maximum of $6,500). The Hospital guarantees payment to the landlord under specified terms, and the House Officer agrees to reimburse for any payment the Hospital is required to make under the Guarantee. Those enrolled in this program do not need to provide landlords with more than 1-month rent (i.e. no first/last/security deposit) when signing a lease.
Parking: The hospital subsidizes several parking programs for House Officers. There is also a subsidized MBTA (subway/bus) program offered.
All residents and fellows will be provided with a meal allowance of $750 per academic year programmed onto the House Officers’ identification badges. You can use this at any of our cafeterias.
Ride Share Program – Lyft
BMC has created a partnership with Lyft, the ride-sharing company. Through the Safe Ride Program, House Officers will be given a one-time use credit to be used towards a ride home with Lyft.
- $15 per ride for a House Officer working a 24 hour or more shift
- $10 per ride for a House Officer whose shift concludes during late night hours
Please see the 2021 Guide to Benefits for House Officers for more information.