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Trainee Benefits and Resources

Below is a summary of resources available to BIDMC residents and fellows. For additional information and resources, please watch the Training at a Harvard Hospital videoContact us with any questions.

Employment Benefits

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Trainee Contract


BIDMC provides each trainee with an annual contract. This is signed by both the trainee and the program. These are two standard contracts that describe briefly the terms and conditions of the appointment, what the trainee can expect from the institution, and the expectations by the institution for the trainee.

BIDMC offers a broad-based benefits program for employees, with choice and flexibility to meet diverse needs.

Click HERE for addition details related to HR benefits. 


​Retirement Savings Plans: All GME trainees are automatically enrolled to receive a two percent employer contribution and also may elect to make voluntary pre-tax contributions through BIDMC's 401(k) and/or 403(b) savings plans.

Questions? Contact the Benefits Office at 888-402-1884 or

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Wellness Resources

Click HERE for an overview of a variety of Wellness resources including information on mental health resources, childcare options, health and fitness, access to call rooms, parking options and more.


BIDMC GME also offers a highly engaged trainee run wellness committee. Check our all their activities HERE. 

Family Resources


BIDMC offers a variety of resources to support GME trainees and their families. All trainees in ACGME accredited programs are eligible for 12 weeks of fully paid leave for their own health, care of a family member, or parental/bonding leave (birth and non-birth parents). Additional resources include the following: Visit to activate your Care@Work benefits, including:

  • Free membership

  • Subsidized back-up care from vetted providers

  • Use Expert Assistance from a specialist to find care more efficiently for your family. Email to get started.


Reserved childcare slots available at Longwood Medical Area Childcare Center


HMFP Child Family Newsletter: Stay informed of resources and tips with this newsletter through HMFP. Email to sign up


Career Resources



Housing Resources and Commuter Services


  • BIDMC Lease Guaranty Program: This program is designed to help trainees with the potentially high initial lease expenses that are often required in order to secure rental housing in Boston and the area. For an overview of the program click HERE and/or contact the GME Office ( for additional details about the program.

  • Taxi Vouchers: BIDMC residents and fellows are eligible to receive a taxi voucher for Boston Cab Company if s/he has worked an extended shift and feels it is unsafe to drive home, or a shift has required the trainee to leave the hospital during off hours or when it is unsafe to walk home.

    For general questions for commuter resources contact:

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