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Additional Benefits

Emergency Loan  Interest-free loans for up to $1,200 per year are available to residents and fellows through the GME Department.

Maternity/Paternity Leave  Six weeks of fully paid leave are given for maternity (eight weeks for a C-section). Time may have to be made up depending on board requirements. Two weeks (10 working days) of paid paternity leave are offered to male residents and fellows.

Vacation  Residents and fellows receive three weeks (15 working days) of vacation per academic year. In addition, residents and fellows in clinical programs may be given two days to take the USMLE exam and up to five interview days during the appropriate year when applying for fellowship or practice positions.


Academic Meetings 
Clinical trainees at a PGY 2 and above can be reimbursed for a maximum of $1,200 to present at one meeting per year.

On-Call Meals  When you are on call in-house overnight, Cleveland Clinic pays for your breakfast and dinner.

Uniforms  Monogrammed Lab coats are provided and laundered by Cleveland Clinic.

All benefits offered to residents and fellows are developed and implemented by Cleveland Clinic’s Graduate Medical Education Council (GMEC). While every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the information presented on this website, it is conceivable that there may be mistakes or changes made to benefits since its posting. Cleveland Clinic and GMEC policies take precedence over the content on this website in matters of arbitration. Changes to benefits and/or revisions to them are communicated to residents and fellows in writing as they occur.

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