Salary & Benefits

The Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) pathology residency programs offer generous and competitive wages and benefit plans that reflect the cost of living in Boston. Residents are employees of Mass General Brigham. Benefits include excellent comprehensive medical insurance, low-cost dental and vision insurance, life insurance, travel, accident and long-term disability insurance, tax sheltered annuities, health care and dependent care flexible spending plans, a Lease Guaranty program, discounted public transportation pass and parking, and subsidized health club membership. For a more detailed description of benefits, please visit the MGB GME office website.

Mass General Brigham also offers a Cost of Living Stipend for Economically-Disadvantaged Residents to residents matching to our hospitals who come from economically disadvantaged backgrounds. For students who meet the criteria, the hospital will provide an additional $10,000 stipend each year for the first three years of training. The goal of this program is to provide assistance to trainees with the cost of living in Boston during residency. Trainees apply to this program directly through the GME office and program directors are not informed of which trainees qualify and receive this assistance.

Parental Leave

We are fully supportive of residents with families and those who plan to have families during training. Mass General Brigham supports up to 12 weeks of paid parental leave for trainees. Of note, the American Board of Pathology allows up to six weeks per year away from training for purposes of parental, caregiver, and extended medical leave without needing to extend the duration of training. Our residents also have access to the work-life benefits administered through MGH and BWH, including options for child care. Lactation facilities are available at both BWH and MGH.

Vacation

Residents and clinical fellows receive four weeks of vacation per year.

Resident Educational Allowance

Each resident entering year 1 of the AP or CP core will have a total of $2,000 available to spend during their 3-4 year training program. Each resident/clinical fellow entering the program following year 1 will have available $500 per full academic year in the program. Allowable expenses/reimbursements include travel to an approved medical/scientific meeting/course of choice, books, journal subscriptions, computer-related purchases, and/or other educational expenses. Unused allowance may be accrued from year to year but may not be transferred or removed as cash upon leaving the program.

In addition to the above educational allowance, residents/fellows who have abstracts accepted for primary-author presentation (platform or poster) at academic meetings may have reasonable travel expenses reimbursed up to $2,000 in a given academic year, if the abstract is based upon work done at either BWH or MGH departments of pathology.

Harvard Resources

Our residents also enjoy a Harvard affiliation that comes with many additional terrific perks, such as free access to Harvard’s amazing collection of museums, libraries, Medical School shuttle, discounts on athletic centers, discounts on computers and other technology, and discounts to numerous businesses in the area.