Overview of benefits and eligibility requirements

The Ohio State University offers a comprehensive benefits package designed to provide a variety of choices to best fit your needs and the needs of your family. Residents and fellows enjoy additional benefits including meals and sleeping facilities for those who are on call, prime parking spaces on Ohio State's campus, dry-cleaning for lab coats and a course review stipend. All residents are provided an iPad to access a comprehensive iBook curriculum. Additional information regarding benefits is available on the Radiology Resident benefits fact sheet.

Radiology Residency Stipends:

PGY2    $66,466
PGY3    $68,571
PGY4    $70,921
PGY5    $73,208
PGY6       $75,492

Contract and eligibility requirements

We appreciate the desire of applicants to review a sample contract as you evaluate your residency and fellowship options. Please review a sample contract (subject to change) and eligibility requirements to aid in your decision-making process. In addition, you can visit our institutional GME site, to learn more about policies for appointment, view trainee testimonials, and access additional helpful resources at Ohio State.

Please note that to be eligible for appointment to the program, residents must have successfully completed a clinical year consisting of training accredited by the ACGME in emergency medicine, family medicine, internal medicine, neurology, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, surgery, surgical specialties or a transitional year.

Department of Radiology benefits

The Ohio State University Department of Radiology supports our resident’s professional development through a yearly $1500.00 Resident Education Fund for pre-approved expenses. Examples of eligible expenses include support of licensure fees, travel and attendance expenses related to meetings, ABR dues, board preparation courses or other board preparation materials, and other educational learning materials.

In addition to the Education Fund, the program and/or institution will support other benefits for our trainees. Please review an overview of the eligible benefits for radiology residents, including other funding, time off and other ancillary benefits (please note that benefits are subject to change). 

Insurance Benefits

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center offers full medical, vision, dental, long-term disability and life insurance coverage. One can read more about our comprehensive benefits package and other total rewards offered through Ohio State. Participating in a health incentive program gives on the opportunity to earn premium credit, Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) credits, and PulseCash to redeem for gift cards, and/or health and wellness items.

Professional liability insurance covers all patient-care activity occurring within the scope of the training program.

Travel and vacation benefits

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center provides residents with a minimum of two weeks of paid vacation per year. The Department of Radiology, however, provides three weeks of paid vacation, plus one week during Christmas/New Year's.

Residents are allowed one week of meeting attendance time per year. Additional time may be granted for oral or presentation or electronic exhibits at a meeting. In addition, Diagnostic Radiology residents are given 10 days for fellowship interviews and/or post graduate employment. First author scientific oral presentations will be reimbursed up to $1,500 per meeting, and first author electronic exhibits will be reimbursed up to $750 per meeting, with pre-approval.

Sick and maternity benefits

Maternity and paternity leave

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center provides up to six weeks of paid parental starting the first day of employment. leave. Residents should be aware that the amount of leave taken may affect their ability to meet the requirements of the applicable certifying board. Because the length of parental leave may impact the amount of time allowed away from a training program by a certifying board, the program director may utilize vacation time, sick leave, personal days, or conference leave to accomplish completion of the training requirements within the standard training period.

Sick Leave

Our policy is in compliance with the institutional policy for sick leave. Residents in radiology are considered full-time and accrue paid sick leave at a rate of 10 hours per month for a total of 120 hours per year.

For more information on benefits at The Ohio State University, visit https://hr.osu.edu/benefits/.

Wellness Days

Ohio State Radiology is committed to supporting resident and fellow physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and overall health and well-being while completing their training program. Research shows that “radiology residents report one of the highest burnout rates of all medical subspecialties, with up to 85% burnout rates reported” (Mendoza et. al, 2019). In recognition of this research, Ohio State Radiology has implemented “wellness days” for our residents and fellows, in support of their mental health and well-being. Trainees are able to take one wellness day per quarter, in addition to sick and leave time off, in support of promoting well-being.