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Annual Stipend Scale for fiscal year 2021

  • PGY-1 $64,000.00
  • PGY-2 $65,500.00
  • PGY-3 $68,000.00


Residents are allotted 4 weeks total vacation per academic year, divided into two 2-week blocks.  In addition, residents are given a six-day break for either Christmas or New Year’s Eve. 

Family Leave

It is the policy of the Graduate Medical Education Committee to allow leave for maternity, paternity, adoption, illness of a close relative that requires the resident’s care, or illness of the resident. Residents may be granted up to 12 calendar weeks of leave during a 12-month period for certain family and medical reasons. Leaves are granted by the Program Director. The Program Director will determine how much of the time will need to be made up in order to fulfill the specialty board certification and requirements.

Paid Courses

Registration is paid for all PL-1s to be certified in PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) and the Neonatal Resuscitation Program, and to recertify as required during residency. We also offer a full Board Review Course to all graduating residents at the end of your third year paid by our program.


Residents are issued a Meal Card at the beginning of residency. The hospital will deposit money in it every month depending on the number of overnight calls. The money does not expire and you can use it at several campus locations like book stores, coffee shops, and other locations in Georgetown. Hospital also provides coffee, light refreshments and dinners in the Resident Lounge.


Medical insurance coverage is provided to residents and their family members by Medstar Health. The health insurance plan provides basic coverage with different up-grade options at an additional cost and a prescription drug card program. Vision and dental insurance premiums are offered for residents and their family members at additional cost. Life and disability insurance are also provided. Malpractice coverage is provided by the program for all residents.

Computer and Library Services

Computers for resident use and education are in the resident lounge and in all clinical care areas. Free literature searches are available to all residents at hospital and through the School of Medicine libraries, which each subscribe to an enormous range of journals and other electronic services for clinical use.


Resident memberships for the American Academy of Pediatrics are paid. This includes access to the AAP educational website, Pedialink ( Each year several free courses are made available to residents at this site. Residents also receive several pediatric journals, including Pediatrics and Pediatrics in Review free of charge.


  • Medstar Benefits Hub- discount at retailers, on movie tickets, local sports tickets and more. 
  • Text pagers are provided to all residents. 
  • Three lab coats will also be provided plus access to the scrub machines. 
  • Photocopying privileges are available in the Medical Education office.
  • The resident lounge includes a kitchen with a refrigerator, microwave oven and a coffee machine, as well as a television and computer workstations.
  • Residents park for free. 
  • DC, MD and VA medical training licenses, required by the state during residency, are provided by the program.
  • benefit–MedStar provides multiple outlets for family care options, including pets!