Vacation and Leave

  • Vacation – 20 days per academic year plus major holidays
  • Maternity/Paternity Leave – Up to 12 weeks in accordance with the Family Medical Leave Act.
  • Sick Leave – 10 days per academic year
  • Academic Leave – with PD approval
  • Professional Leave – 5 days per academic year


Meals are available for purchase in the hospital cafeteria using cash or by signing up for the Cashless Card System (payroll deduction).

Medical Benefits

  • You may choose from three medical plans: The MetroHealth Employee Plan, The MetroHealth Plus Plan. An employee contribution is required for each plan.
  • Dental and Vision plans are provided at a minimal charge to the employee.
  • Basic Life Insurance is provided to the employee.  Additional coverage is available at minimal cost.
  • Long Term Disability Insurance is optional and is available for purchase through pay-roll deduction.
  • Workman’s Compensation provides medical expense coverage for on-the-job injuries.

Retirement Program

MetroHealth participates in the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS) plan. Employee's OPERS contribution is 10% of the annual salary. The hospital will contribute 14% for each employee. OPERS takes the place of social security deductions. There are three choices available for you to manage your OPERS funds during your employment as well as when employment is terminated.

Malpractice/Liability Insurance

The hospital is self-insured and each resident is covered under the program of self-insurance and indemnity. The program provides occurrence coverage for residents while acting within the scope of their duties and employment. The limit of the self-insurance program is $3 million per occurrence. MetroHealth Medical Center also purchases excess insurance that would respond should a claim exceed $3 million. This is also an occurrence form of coverage.

Resident/Fellow Amenities

  • The House Staff Association is made up of the resident and fellows of MetroHealth Medical Center. Activities of the association include social hours, community service projects, hospital projects and many activities throughout the year. Residents are asked to consent to a $7.00 per bi-weekly pay deduction to cover house staff dues.
  • Lab coats are provided for each resident and are laundered free of charge.
  • The hospital has a medical library that contains over 25,000 bound volumes and in excess of 486 current subscriptions. In addition to MedLine, MDConsult, UptoDate and other electronic references, an inter-library loan service is available.
  • A resident lounge is located on the first floor of the Core/Towers building adjacent to the GME office. The lounge is available 24 hours a day and includes a bank of computers, TV room and quiet study/rest area.
  • Annual stipends for PGY V for 2021-2022 is $67,738.

Craig H. Neilsen SCI Medicine Fellow Support

$10,000 in supplemental funding per fellow to support the following: `                                         


ASIA Annual Scientific Meeting 

ASCIP Annual Conference

Research Laptop Computer, Researcj project seed money
Academic/Educational   Subspecialty ABPMR Board Exam Fee

ASCIP SCI Intensive Review Course

ASIA online courses, Advanced Trauma Life Support certification
Miscellaneous Training   Textbooks and resource materials 

SCI association or society memberships 

Wellness Program, Networking  Events and Journal Club


Additional GME Information and Benefits Information