Residents — General Surgery Residency at The Jewish Hospital

Benefits and Compensation


  • PGY 1: $58,879
  • PGY 2: $59,993
  • PGY 3: $62,031
  • PGY 4: $64,634
  • PGY 5: $67,125


We offer residents several types of insurance, including:

  • Professional liability/malpractice insurance coverage
  • Medical, dental, vision and prescription coverage (plans require minimal monthly contributions and co-pay)
  • Disability core coverage for short and long-term disability
  • Life/accidental death/dismemberment core coverage

Paid Time Off

20 days

Academic Stipend

  • PGY 1: $500
  • PGY 2: $1,000
  • PGY 3-PGY 5: $1,200
  • Level 3 or Step 3 USMLE boards allowance
  • ACLS/ATLS/FES/FLS certification and allowance


General Surgery Residency Graduation Cincinnati 2022

Learn more about the current general surgery residents at The Jewish Hospital – Mercy Health.

Other Benefits

  • Meals: Monthly stipend  
  • Parking: Free parking for residents 
  • Fitness facilities: Free membership to Mercy HealthPlex locations 
  • SCORE curriculum
  • Loupes for PGY 2
  • SIMPL OR app evaluations
  • Onsite on-call sleeping quarters provided
  • Research funding available
  • Reimbursable travel for presentation of abstracts at local, regional and national meetings if approved by the department
  • Annual membership dues for American College of Surgeons provided for PGY 2-5
  • Two lab coats and one jacket 
  • ACLS/BLS/PALS certifications
  • Direct payroll deposit
  • Worker’s Compensation 
  • Occupational health services
  • Work/life services and support through LifeMatters®
  • Access to medical library and computerized literature

Lifestyle in the City

Cincinnati offers a wealth of amenities, including museums, multiple professional sports teams and a wide selection of restaurants. There is much to do in the city of Cincinnati. You can enjoy the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden, the Cincinnati Museum Center, the Newport Aquarium, Kings Island Amusement Park and a spectacular park system that allows for hiking, camping and bike trails. Cincinnati's strong job market, good schools and relatively low cost of living is an attraction to many. Some choose to stay close to the city in neighborhoods such as Over-the-Rhine, Oakley and Hyde Park. Others choose to live in suburbs like Kenwood, Loveland and West Chester where there's more space and reputable schools.

Life as a Resident from Current and Previous Residents

“Residency is a time in your life where you will be pushed to the limits. It is a time of growth and that only comes through challenge. Daily you will be rounding on patients, seeing consults and operating. Engagement between your fellow residents, support staff, and attendings allows for learning and growth within the surgical field. The relationships and experiences that you create during residency will stick with you for a lifetime.” – Courtney Hanak, MD

“Surgical residency is grueling but rewarding. Honestly, it is a lot of hard work and long hours, as all residencies are, but there is no place like the operating room!” – Ashlea McManus, MD

“Work-life balance is important. Someone once told me to pick one thing in your life you enjoy doing and continue to do that daily for your mental health. I am a big runner, so I make sure I run every day that I’m not on call. It allows me to decompress after a stressful day, get outside and stay healthy. I also try to find time to go out to dinner occasionally with other residents.” – Brianne Runyan, MD

Call Schedule

An intern will be in-house with a senior resident during call to assist with the coverage of the resident apprentice's patients. The resident apprentice, if taking call from home, will be expected to provide close in-house coverage of the patient. Residents must be scheduled for in-house call no more frequently than every third night (when averaged over a four-week period).