To learn more about benefits at Tufts Medical Center, download our benefits package


  • Three weeks per year
  • Residents accrue 1 sick day per month

6-WELL- Resident Wellness Line

  • Facilitating medical appointments for residents and fellows
  • Responses within 48 hours (residents can typically be seen within a week for non urgent appointments)
  • Dental appointments can be reached at
  • Wellness support services and employee assistance program available 

Educational Leave

  • Residents are given leave to attend a conference where they are presenting a publication. They can also apply to receive funds for cost of attendance. This funding is available YEARLY at $1500. Residents are responsible for any amount over $1500. Residents are encouraged to seek scholarships if available from the conference they plan on attending. 
  • Admin Chief Residents and Education Chief Resident are given one additional week for education leave plus funds (also $1500) to defray the cost of attending meeting/conference. 

Resident Retreat

  • Resident retreats occurs each academic year and all residents are excused from their clinical responsibilities for a full 24 hours.
  • All retreats include a morning didactic session, usually dedicated to hands-on learning and in-service training on a variety of topics.
  • The afternoon is dedicated to team building exercises. In the past, retreats have included rock climbing, cooking classes and a spa day.


  • Health and dental insurance - same as full-time employees
  • Life insurance - same as full-time employees
  • Malpractice insurance
  • Long-term disability insurance

Benefits Summary:

Type of Benefit


Professional Liability Insurance

Automatic Enrollment at No Cost (includes tail coverage + $100,000 in HIV Occupational Exposure Insurance)

Medical Insurance

Tufts Employee Health Plan PPO or EPO

Vision Coverage

EyeMed Vision Plan

Dental Coverage

Delta Dental Plan

Life Insurance and AD&D

Life insurance worth one times annual

salary at no cost to you; supplemental

life insurance available worth an

additional 1-5x annual salary. AD&D

insurance available.This offers a lump

sum payment to a beneficiary if an

employee becomes deceased or

dismembered in a accident only.

Employees may elect 1-3x salary.

Disability Insurance

Short Term Disability: coverage of 60% of

salary (cap of $2,500/wk less any other


Long Term Disability: employee paid,

supplemental income protection – starts on

180th day out of work

Flexible Spending Accounts

Health care, Dependent Care

Retirement Savings Plan (403b)

Employee invests with Fidelity on pretax basis

On Call Meals

Provided per GME policy


Reduced Rate

T Pass

Reduced Rate

Discounts/Reduced Rate on

Leisure activities such as: Wang YMCA membership, Movie Passes, Museum Tickets, YouDecide Discount Program

On Site Childcare

Bright Horizons


Scrubs provided at no cost, first white coat provided at no cost

For more information regarding a residency at Tufts (including stipend information), please go to our GME page >