General Information


  • Health insurance for self; family coverage available
  • Professional liability insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Uniforms supplied
  • FREE Parking
  • Life insurance is available
  • On-call sleeping quarters and House Staff lounge
  • Meal tickets for on-call nights
  • Stipend for educational needs for PGY3
  • Three weeks paid vacation (scheduled in advance with the Chief Resident)
  • Two weeks annual sick leave
  • Six weeks maternity leave. Paternity leave is not provided.
  • Five days professional leave for PGY3


Conferences are held daily and all House Staff are expected to attend, except in emergency situations. In addition to the morning report, noon conferences include subspecialty, procedure oriented (EKG, X-ray, PFT, etc.), Journal Club, CPC, Morbidity & Mortality, and Internal Medicine Board Review courses. Weekly Ground Rounds and Weekly Continuing Medical Education Conferences attract a large number of attending physicians.

Evaluation and Reappointment Process

At the conclusion of each rotation, each House Officer will be evaluated as to medical competence and attitudes by written evaluation forms submitted by faculty. These evaluation forms are filed in the permanent file of each House Officer. The Education Faculty will review each House Officer monthly as to progress and problems identified.

Each House Officer will have an opportunity to meet with the Program Director at least twice yearly to discuss his or her progress. House Officers, in turn, will be given the opportunity to evaluate the faculty and education curriculum. An annual retreat is held to discuss all aspects of the Residency Program.

Reappointment for an additional year of residency will be accomplished by January 1. Written application is required. Failure to be re-appointed is a decision made by the Education Faculty after careful consideration of all aspects of the House Officer's performance.

All contracts are for a one-year period. Contracts are considered legal documents and are binding. Residents are not free to sign contracts with other programs while under contract with Providence Hospital. Release from such contractual obligations will be granted on a case by case basis after discussion with the Program Director. House Officer Contracts detail due process applicable to House Staff.


The Hospital has an excellent library available to the House Staff. It is open until 5:00 pm daily and contains computers with intranet and internet access, the standard textbooks, approximately 150 journals, and self-study areas with audio-visual equipment. Med Line is available.

Night Call

All House Staff assigned to the ward teams will be on call every 4th night. Intensive Care PGY1 Residents will be on call every 4th night. Senior residents covering the ICU, CCU, Emergency Room, or subspecialty rotations will be on call every 5th night.

Residents are provided sleeping quarters and are given additional stipends to cover the evening meal. Residents are required to remain in the hospital while on night call. They must not leave the Hospital without sign-out to the incoming resident either personally or at Admission Report.


Stipends are reviewed annually and are competitive with other Training Programs in the Washington metropolitan area. Stipends for 2009-2010 (effective 7/1/09):

PGY-1 - $ 45,500.00
PGY-2 - $ 46,600.00
PGY-3 - $ 48,600.00
PGY-4 - $ 51,000.00

Vacations and Administrative Leave

All House Staff are entitled to three weeks vacation. Vacations will be scheduled in advance by the Chief Resident at the request of the resident. The Chief Residents will make up the vacation schedule early in June with input by the House Staff, if feasible. No vacations in June or July are allowed except for unusual circumstances and must be requested of and approved by the Program Director. Vacations during ICU and CCU Rotations are not permitted.

Administrative leave for conferences and courses are permitted only after approval by the Program Director. All senior residents are entitled to attend a Board Review Course, which is partially funded by Medical Staff funds.

The Washington Metropolitan Area

The Washington area offers a wide variety of social, cultural, and recreational activities. The Kennedy Center, Wolf Trap Park and the Arena Stage are major centers for concerts, operas and theatre. Many theatres, among them the American Film Institute, show a wide spectrum of films, both old and new.

The Smithsonian Institute and the National Gallery of Art lead the list of museums. There is also a wide variety of excellent restaurants in the area, representing a truly international cuisine.

For the sport enthusiasts, there are many possibilities. Hiking and camping are available on the C&O Canal and in the nearby Blue Ridge Mountains. The Potomac River offers boating and other water-related activities. The Chesapeake Bay has excellent sailing, and the Atlantic Coast is an easy weekend trip. There are many parks in the metropolitan area, including the National Zoological Park and Rock Creek Park. Professional sports events include football, hockey, soccer, basketball, and more.

Main hospital Phone: (202) 854 7000

Providence Hospital, 1150 Varnum Street, N.E. Washington, DC 20017 2180