Interns, Residents, and Clinical Fellows may have different employers with separate benefit packages. Interns and Residents are employed by Partners, and Fellows are employed by their individual hospitals. The health benefit information below indicates elements specific to job role.
- 2013 Resident Benefits Enrollment Guide
- 2013 Medical and Dental Plan Comparison Chart
- Online Benefits Selection Step-by-Step
- Benefits Website for Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Residents (intranet)
- Benefits Website for MGH Fellows (intranet)
- Benefits Website for Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) trainees (intranet)
- Benefits Website for BWH Clinical and Research Fellows (intranet)
- Peoplesoft Benefits enrollment site
- CRICO Malpractice Registration
Professional Staff Benefits consultant for residents and fellows based at BWH is:
Angela Carter, (617) 724-9357
1 Brigham Circle, 3rd Floor, 3012
617-525-7637 Monday thru Friday (voice mail not available)
Professional Staff Benefits consultants for residents and fellows based at MGH are:
Fitness Benefits for BWH, MGH, and Partners Trainees
Partners, BWH and MGH employees are eligible to join either The Club at Charles River Park (MGH and Partners) or Bodyscapes (BWH and Partners) at a special hospital subsidized rate. For added convenience, the rate is automatically deducted from employees' paychecks.
BodyScapes - Partners and BWH trainees
The Club at Charles River Park - Partners and MGH trainees
Residents and Clinical Fellows who hold a Harvard Medical School (HMS) appointment are eligible for a variety of benefits, including access to the Harvard University shuttle transportation system. To gain access to most Harvard facilities you must obtain a Harvard photo ID card. All trainees are eligible for a temporary ID card. Badges are processed at the Kresge Building (677 Huntington Ave., 1st floor, Monday through Friday, 10a.m. to 2 p.m., 617-432-0389). You must have your photo taken beforehand. Please refer to the Harvard ID Badge Office website below for complete details, including locations to have your photo taken.
Please check out some of the other benefits available to residents and clinical fellows:
- Harvard ID Badge Office
- Harvard Medical Community Events Calendar
- HMS Countway Library of Medicine
- HMS Ombuds Office
- HMS eCommons – Register for an Account
- Harvard Shuttle Information
Information for International Medical Graduates
- ECFMG (Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates)
(J-1 Clinical Visa)
Through its program of certification, the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG®) assesses the readiness of international medical graduates to enter residency or fellowship programs in the United States that are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). The ECFMG offers a variety of other programs and services to physicians educated abroad and other members of the international medical community. Detailed information on ECFMG Certification requirements and other programs and services offered to foreign medical graduates can be found in the ECFMG Information Booklet.
- Harvard International Office (J-1 Research Visas- Research Fellows only)
The Harvard International Office (HIO) offers visa processing services to research fellows at BWH and MGH and provides information on a wide range of topics, including information about travel, financial planning, social and cultural differences, as well as personal concerns. The HIO sponsors discussion groups for spouses, as well as advice on schools for children. HIO acts as a liaison with the U.S. government agencies that have jurisdiction over your stay here.
- MASCO – Medical, Academic and Scientific Community Organization, INC.
MASCO and its family of organizations, including MASCO Services, Inc., the Longwood Medical Area Child Care Center, Inc., and the Colleges of the Fenway, Inc., offer a wide range of services including area planning and development, parking and transportation, collaborative programs, telecommunications and child care. MASCO's mission is to pursue programs that promote a sense of community among its members and to create and deliver services more effectively.
The Partners Office for International Staff, Scholars, & Students (PIO)
The Partners Office for International Staff, Scholars & Students (PIO) provides immigration services to all professional international staff. Processing of all non-immigrant staff, scholar and student visas (including J-1, J-2, H-1B, TN, O-1, F-1 and B-1/B-2 visas) is coordinated by the PIO. The PIO advises both the individual and the hiring department on initiating and extending the stay of international researchers and other professional staff.
Multicultural Affairs Office (MAO)
The Multicultural Affairs Office ("MAO") works closely with all departments at Mass General to help create a more welcoming environment - a place where students want to learn; residents want to train; and faculty want to stay and advance. We are not only helping translate the growing number of students underrepresented in medicine (URM) into future faculty leaders, but also working to enhance the quality of care for the increasingly diverse communities that MGH serves.
Transportation Information and Benefits
MBTA – Public Transit System – Includes the T and Commuter Rail
Employees and staff working 20 hours or more a week and without a parking deduction are eligible for this public transportation subsidy, which is only available through the payroll deduction. Employees with monthly parking privileges are not eligible to purchase a subsidized T pass. Employees must complete an application from the Payroll Office, Police and Security or Parking Department.
GME Topics and Resources
Calendar Of Events
View events happening across the Partners HealthCare network.