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Mass General Brigham offers a wide range of benefits and a competitive salary for residents and clinical fellows.
Salary scale for residents starting July 1, 2023
Mass General Brigham requires that a contract be issued to each resident and clinical fellow annually.
Beginning in academic year 23/24, residents and clinical fellows in most GME office approved programs will receive a $10,000 stipend annually. The stipend is intended to assist with the cost of housing, child care, or any other financial challenges. This stipend is in addition to the salary paid to the trainee
Trainees who have questions about their specific circumstance (i.e. program, year in program) and eligibility should discuss this first with their program director, who can then discuss this with the Director of GME.
Interns, residents, and clinical fellows have different employers with separate benefit packages. Interns and residents are employed by Mass General Brigham, and fellows are employed by their individual hospitals.
The health benefit information below indicates elements specific to job role.
Professional staff benefits consultant for residents and fellows based at BWH:
Professional staff benefits consultants for residents and fellows based at MGH are (by last name):
Loan Deferment: Residents and clinical fellows eligible to defer their student loans may send or drop off deferment forms to the Brigham and Women's Hospital GME office and Massachusetts General Hospital Registrar’s Office for institutional authorization. Eligibility to defer your loans is determined by your lender. You may obtain deferment forms directly from your lending institution.
Massachusetts State Loan Repayment Program: The Massachusetts Department of Public Health administers a loan repayment program for health care professionals who commit to working full time or part time for two years in a community health center (up to $25,000 per year for two years). This program is funded through a combination of state and federal funds.
National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program: The National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program provides loan repayment funding to primary care medical, dental, and mental and behavioral health clinicians choosing to work in a NHSC-approved site located in a federally designated Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA). Award amounts are based on the HPSA score of the NHSC-approved site. To qualify, a provider must be a U.S. citizen with a valid unrestricted license or certificate to practice and must work full-time. For more information, please use the link below:
RTN Federal Credit Union: All Mass General Brigham interns, residents, and fellows are eligible to join this credit union which offers financial programs geared to trainees.
Association of American Medical College Financial Management FIRST (Financial Information, Resources, Services and Tools), helps expand the financial literacy of medical school borrowers helping them make smart decisions about student loans and managing debt.
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) helps employees, residents, and fellows find financial planners to assist with short-term concerns or long-term planning.
Harvard University Employees Credit Union Resident & Fellow Loan Program: While GME salaries are designed to provide adequate resources for living and working in Boston, we understand additional and unexpected expenses can arise during your training period. In 2020, the GME office partnered with the Harvard University Employees Credit Union (HUECU) to create a customized loan program designed specifically for MGB Residents and Clinical Fellows. GME trainees can apply for up to $20,000 per year, for a total of $60,000 during their training, at highly competitive rates with repayment periods designed to minimize (or eliminate) repayment costs during training. In 2022, the GME office deepened its commitment to this program by providing guarantees on behalf of trainees whose credit history or debt burdens might otherwise have precluded participation. This program is accompanied by extensive financial literacy and advising resources, through the HUECU’s online and in-person offerings, including a page dedicated to the specific financial circumstances of GME trainees. We strongly encourage all participants to avail themselves of these resources in conjunction with the loan program, to optimize financial well-being. For those who join the credit union, free individual counseling is available with a financial advisor for the credit union participant, as well as household members.
Mass General Brigham, BWH, and MGH employees are eligible to join either The Club at Charles River Park (MGH and Mass General Brigham) or BodyScapes (BWH) at a special hospital subsidized rate. For added convenience, the rate is automatically deducted from employees' paychecks. Please note that ALL Mass General Brigham trainees, which includes residents regardless of your hospital affiliation, are eligible for the Club and Charles River Park.
Residents and Clinical Fellows who hold a Harvard Medical School (HMS) appointment are eligible for a variety of benefits, including access to the Harvard University shuttle transportation system.
To gain access to most Harvard facilities you must obtain a Harvard photo ID card. All trainees are eligible for a temporary ID card. Badges are processed at the Kresge Building (677 Huntington Ave., 1st floor, Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., 617-432-0389). You must have your photo taken beforehand. Please refer to the Harvard ID Badge Office website below for complete details, including locations to have your photo taken.
Other benefits available to residents and clinical fellows:
The Mass General Brigham Lease Guaranty is a program for interns, residents, and clinical fellows. Mass General Brigham guarantees participating landlords that it will cover certain costs that the tenant (intern, resident, or clinical fellow) is obligated to pay. The guaranty does not relieve the tenant from any lease obligation. The tenant will reimburse Mass General Brigham for any payments made by Mass General Brigham to the landlord on the tenant's behalf. The Guaranty has been accepted by these properties listed in the Boston area. We are optimistic that the terms of this Guaranty will be acceptable to many other landlords as well.
Lease guaranty eligibility
Lease guaranty step-by-step process
Terms and conditions
Once a lease is signed, these documents are required for the lease guaranty to be applied.
All Mass General Brigham-employed residents can enroll in any MBTA pass program and receive a 50% cost discount through a payroll deduction. All Mass General Brigham-paid residents will need to sign up for their MBTA pass by contacting Holly Stubbs Fusick.
Parking for residents and fellows is at the Mission Park Garage, 22 Vining Street, Boston, MA. The garage is one block away, directly across from the main entrance to the hospital. Employees are allowed to park in the parking facility ONLY while on duty. Rotating residents and fellows who have payroll-deducted parking at MGH automatically get reciprocal parking at BWH at no additional charge. Likewise, residents and fellows who pay for parking at BWH and rotate to MGH are allowed to park at MGH at no additional charge. You will need to complete the BWH Parking Form and email to firstname.lastname@example.org to register for parking.
The rates below start with the 2022-2023 academic year:
All Employees: Overnight parking is free if you enter after 6:00 pm and exit before 9:00 am.
MBTA: All BWH-paid employees can enroll in any MBTA pass program at a discount of 50% of cost through payroll deduction.
This information and applications are for MGH residents and clinical fellows ONLY: