Fellowship stipends are consistent with NIH guidelines, currently $39,294 for first year fellows. Stipends are distributed evenly across the year in biweekly checks. The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia provides a generous benefits package, including multiple options for individual health insurance coverage, that becomes available upon completion of the first 30 days of postdoctoral fellowship training. At this time, fellows may choose to purchase health insurance for a spouse or dependent(s) through one of the available group plan options. We strongly recommend that fellows continue pre-existing individual health insurance coverage through the first month of the postdoctoral training program.
Fellows will accrue 25 PTO (paid time off) days in their PTO bank to be used as needed for vacation, personal time, or illness. In addition, fellows will be allowed the following seven announced holidays: New Years Day, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day. Fellows may request additional leave for participation in professional conferences, as long as coverage for clinical responsibilities is arranged. Fellows are required to have time off approved by all supervisors at least three days in advance.
Consistent with Children's Hospital policies, fellows cannot provide clinical services to the public outside of Hospital activities. All other outside professional activities must be discussed with and approved by your mentor and the Director of Fellowship Training.