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Additional Benefits


Residents and fellows at all levels are given the following as paid time per training year:

  • 15 vacation days
  • 5 sick/personal days

There is no roll-over or accumulation of paid time off, all vacation, sick/personal and holiday comp days must be taken in the current training year.

On-Call Meals

Residents and fellows will receive on-call meal funds on the first of each month (starting in July) as per the guidelines below:

D-H Overnight In-House Call:
Residents/fellows scheduled for overnight, in-house call at D-H will be provided meal money. Residents/fellows will receive meal money monthly based on the call schedule entered into the Residency Management System.
Ex.) July in-house call money will be added to resident/fellow accounts by the 1st of July.

D-H Home Call:
Residents/fellows scheduled for D-H home call whom return to the hospital for three (3) consecutive hours or more and log these hours into MedHub will be provided meal money. Residents/fellows will receive meal money retroactively each month as determined by the MedHub call report.
Ex.) July home call money will be added to the resident/fellow account by the 1st of September (2 month delay).

Offsite In-House or Home Call:
Residents/fellows will not receive meal money when scheduled to take call at any offsite location.

If you experience any issues with your meal card or have questions concerning your monthly meal card allowance, please call 5-5748.


Four lab coats are provided to all Residents and Fellows at the beginning of training. We offer Poly/Cotton, unisex-sized coats embroidered with the DHMC logo (Chad, Vascular and Norris Cotton Cancer logos are also available), name and specialty. Laundry services are provided and a drop box for soiled coats is located in the Resident Call area. Coats are automatically replaced if badly stained and/or damaged. Laundered items are returned to the rack located inside the Resident Call room.

Scrubs are handled at the departmental level, please contact your Program Coordinator for more information.

Education Fund

Each resident is given $300 per training year to be used for items of an educational nature such as textbooks, educational conferences, conference travel and accommodations, subscriptions, membership in educational societies and Step 3 exam fees. You may submit receipts for approved educational expenses and request reimbursement through your program coordinator. Funds are available at the start of the fiscal year, which is July 1. These funds do not roll over from year to year.


Free parking space is available throughout the Hospital premises and off-site locations are provided. Security and Parking maintains shuttle bus services to lots 9, 20, and between DHMC campus sites. The Security shuttle bus continues to return riders to Lot 20 from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. from the East entrance. After 11:00 p.m. call the Security Department at beeper 9381 for a ride to Lot 20.

Child Care

DHMC has an on-site Child Care Center designed to care for the children of employees and Residents and Fellows. It includes eight classrooms, two large indoor play areas and two separate outdoor playgrounds. Adjacent to the Medical Center, it can accommodate children from six weeks to kindergarten. A highly qualified staff provides professional care from 6:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. There is a sliding fee scale based upon your income and payroll deduction is available. Those interested in this care should apply as early as possible by calling (603) 643-6504.

Call Rooms

If you need a place to stay and rest while on call there are call rooms available on the fifth floor. Departments that take call often have their own designated rooms. There are also a number of “float rooms” available for anyone to use in both the resident/fellow and medical student hallways. If you need assistance finding these rooms, please email GME.Office@Hitchcock.org or call 603-650-5748.