Psychiatry Fellowship Training Program | Salary, Benefits & Wellness Initiatives

Salary

Effective July 2020, the following are Boston Children’s salaries respective to postgraduate level:

  • House Officer – PGY IV: $83,610
  • House Officer – PGY V: $89,420
  • House Officer – PGY VI: $96,305

Benefits: Health, malpractice, and other insurance

Fellows receive malpractice insurance coverage while serving patients at Boston Children’s Hospital. House officers may enroll in a variety of health insurance and health maintenance programs; dental insurance, disability insurance, and life insurance are also provided.

Housing assistance

Boston Children’s Hospital offers the Lease Guaranty Program, which is a program for salaried fellows that alleviates the outlay of security deposits, and first and last month’s rent payments, which are typical when renting a new apartment in Boston.

Transportation and parking

Boston Children’s Hospital is convenient to various modes of public transportation (bus, commuter rail, subway), and also provides subsidies for monthly commuter passes and discounted parking for house staff.

Child care center

Boston Children’s manages a childcare center for the children of hospital employees. Hours of operation are 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, except for recognized holidays. The center accommodates 42 children, ages 3 months to 5 years. For more information or for a tour, please call 617-355-6006.

Vacation

Fellows are offered 20 days of vacation time and five professional days during each year of training; timely notice is expected prior to taking time off.

Educational resources for travel

Each fellow receives a one-time $1,000 allowance to be used toward expenses for attendance at conferences. For fellows presenting posters, papers, or abstracts, an additional annual allowance of $500 is available. We make it a priority for fellows to attend AACAP at least once during their fellowship.

Wellness and fatigue management

The department has taken measures to minimize fatigue and burnout. Supervisors are always available to help relieve any fellow in the event of fatigue and also make accommodations after a difficult or strenuous overnight call. On-site call rooms are also available and they are first come, first served: Farley 521.3; Farley 521.4; Pavilion 650.2.

Other supports available to the fellows include: