Salary & Benefits

The Partners OB/Gyn residency program offers competitive wage and benefit plans.

The resident salaries for Academic Year 2017-2018:

PGY 1 $61,384
PGY 2 $64,505
PGY 3 $67,000
PGY 4 $70,000

The hospital provides malpractice insurance for the residents. Comprehensive medical insurance is offered at a minimal cost. Other benefits include life insurance, travel accident and long-term disability insurance, tax sheltered annuities, health care and dependent care tax saving plans, subsidized t-pass direct deposit and the Harvard University Credit Union. For more detailed information on these benefits and the costs involved, please visit the Partners Graduate Medical Education salary and benefits site.

Harvard Affiliation Perks

You will be appointed as a ‘Clinical Fellow’ faculty member at Harvard Medical School. Once you obtain your Harvard ID, you will have unlimited access to all Harvard Libraries at the medical school and across the Harvard system. Additionally, there are many other perks to having the Harvard ID. You can find many listed on their benefits page.

You can use the Harvard Medical School M2 shuttle for free. The schedule for the M2 and other various shuttles can be found on the MASCO website.

Other local institutions offer discounts for Harvard ID holders such as the Coop Library, etc. You can always ask at the institution to see if they offer a discount.

Program Perks

The BWH/MGH OB/Gyn residency program offers additional benefits to our residents:

  1. Pitcher/Garrett Fund:
    • The Garrett Fund was established by Dr. and Mrs. John Calvin Garrett, M.D., in honor of their daughter, Audrey Garrett, MD, who was a fellow in gynecologic oncology at Brigham and Women's Hospital. The fund is named in memory of Audrey's grandmother Jessie Campbell Garrett who as a young woman performed missionary work in China. Jessie's life-long commitment to helping others in need is an inspiring example for which Audrey and her family are grateful.
    • Dr Betty Pitcher is an honorary member of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at BWH. Dr Pitcher was a full time obstetrician in our facility from July 1980 through 2003. At the time of her retirement from clinical practice an endowment was set up in her honor; “Beatrice L Pitcher Endowment for Healthy Pregnancies”. A portion of the endowment is being utilized for funding for PGY 3’s elective time in Global Health
    • The Pitcher/Garrett fund grants third year OB/GYN residents up to $3,000 per resident to support a six-week elective rotation at medical facilities for underserved populations
  2. Resident Research & Education Funding
    • Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital have a vested interest in supporting the professional growth and development of the physicians in our residency program. As such, the Resident Research and Education fund (R&E Fund) is set up at BWH and MGH to fund resident travel to national conferences for presentation of research conducted during their residency. Funding for high profile district scientific meetings (ie ACOG district meetings or NEAGO) are considered for funding as well.
  3. Professional Funds
    • Each resident receives a professional fund in the amount of $3,000 to be used over their four year training period. The fund can be used to purchase items such as books, dues/subscription, travel to conferences, license and board registration fees.
  4. Prologs
    • Each intern receives a full set of American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG) Prologs purchased by the department.