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Contract and Benefits


All house staff of the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions are offered contracts for one year, renewable on an annual basis for the duration of the residency training program at the discretion of the program director. The agreement and supporting graduate medical education policies of The Johns Hopkins University are in accordance with the regulations of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.


Resident Salaries for 2019-2020: Intern (PGY-1) $ 56,039.


Residents receive two two-week blocks of vacation during the year and one week vacation during Christmas/New Year's, making a total of five weeks of vacation in a given year.


  • Hospitalization and Major Medical Insurance
  • Comprehensive Ambulatory Care Services
  • Dental Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Maternal/Paternal Leave Policy


Residents receive a yearly meal stipend. Food is also provided at noon conference 3-4 times per week.

Computer and Library Services

The Baetjer Memorial Library, located on the 8th floor of the Bloomberg Children’s Hospital, provides easy access to reference material for faculty, residents, staff, and students. Its collection contains 450 texts, assorted reference works, and more than 50 current journals. Staffed by a librarian, the library is open 24 hours-a-day for department members. Photocopying services, word processing capabilities, and computer searches are available.

The William H. Welch Medical Library, at the corner of Monument and Wolfe Streets, is the central resource facility serving the biomedical information needs of house staff and faculty. The library houses more than 367,000 books and subscribes to more than 3,400 journals. With a library card, users have free access to databases, including MED2000, the Human Genome Database, and Direct Internet. Classes are offered to assist staff in finding and managing the literature effectively.