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BIDMC provides residents with a competitive salary and fringe benefit package that includes health insurance, disability insurance, pension, and professional liability insurance. Membership in multiple on-line journal services and medical information is provided through BIDMC and HMS for all residents.

Research Project Funding

Funding is available from the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Research Foundation for costs associated with resident research projects. Funds are approved on a case-by-case basis by a formal review process. A department epidemiologist is available to assist with study design and statistical analysis.

Vacation (annual)

  • PGY1: 3 weeks
  • PGY2-4: 4 weeks
  • There are some rotations during which vacation is not allowed.

Educational Conferences and Meetings

Chief residents are given a stipend to cover expenses to attend one approved professional/educational conference. Up to five additional days off are allotted for conference attendance. In addition, all chief residents may attend an OB/GYN Written Board review course at the department's expense, for which up to five additional days off are allotted. There are some rotations during which a conference is not allowed.

Residents who have research projects accepted for presentation may travel to approved conferences. Residents may apply to the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Research Foundation for funding cover expenses for travel and conference costs. There are some rotations during which travel is not allowed.

Professional Expenses

Resident are given an annual 500 dollar professional expense allowance, which may be used for textbooks and educational materials.

Harvard Medical School Conferences

All post-graduate and professional conferences sponsored by HMS, regardless of sponsoring medical center, may be attended free of cost by BIDMC residents.

Contract and Policies

The BIDMC provides each trainee with an annual  contract. This is signed by both the trainee and the program. This is a standard contract and describes briefly the terms and conditions of their appointment, what the trainee can expect from the institution and the expectations by the institution for the trainee. All Policies can be found on pages 28-100 in your Residency and Fellowship Policy and Resources Manual. If you are a Resident of Fellow at BIDMC and have not received a copy, please contact your Program Coordinator.

Contact Information

Obstetrics & Gynecology Residency Program 
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
330 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA 02215