Benefits and Compensation


  • PGY 1: $59,996
  • PGY 2: $62,100
  • PGY 3: $64,216
  • PGY 4: $66,634


Per hospital policy, insurance is available for all residents and dependents. We offer:

  • Health
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Prescription drug
  • Short term disability
  • Long term disability
  • Life
  • Optional supplemental insurance
  • Professional liability

Paid Time Off

  • PGY 1: 20 calendar days
  • PGY 2-4: 15 vacation days, five conference days

Other Benefits

  • Sign on/Retention Bonus :Residents receive an annual sign-on/retention bonus of $2,500 (pretax).
  • Moving expenses : $1,000 relocation allowance, subject to current tax laws and hospital policy
  • Meals:  Monthly allowance for meals, additional stipend for call coverage
  • Parking : Free parking on all Mercy campuses
  • Fitness facilities : Free membership to on-campus fitness center
  • Membership in professional organizations
  • Lab coats (two per academic year, ordered through program)
  • BLS, ACLS, NRP and NCC certification
  • Occupational health services
  • Work/life services and support through LifeMatters®
  • Access to medical library and computerized literature
  • Direct payroll deposit
  • Tax-deferred annuities


View a PDF of our current residents.

Lifestyle in the Area

Toledo is a mid-size city with an affordable cost of living, manageable traffic and many amenities. We have the Toledo Zoo, Toledo Mud Hens at Fifth Third Field and the Huntington Center which hosts national entertainment. If you like the outdoors, we have Metro Parks with trails and sites to bring you and nature closer together. The downtown business renovation brings a variety of nightlife options.

What to Expect

You will find a caring, supportive environment to learn in over the next four years. The attendings and residents alike are committed to resident teaching and developing skills with appropriate oversight as the four years progress.

The patient population is a very high risk population with lots of pathology – this is ideal for learning. The continuity clinic which is in close proximity to the hospital allows for follow up and ownership over difficult cases and transfer of cares from all over Northeast Ohio. 

Call Schedule 

Residents can anticipate one to two weekends off a month with increasing time off as the four years progress. OB Night float is Sunday night until Thursday night with coverage being provided by call coverage Friday through Sunday.

Average Hours a Week

On average our residents work 60 hours a week however that varies depending on what service you are on. For example: Obstetrics is a shift-based service with longer hours than the Gynecologic surgery rotation. We are committed to respecting duty hours and residents are never expected to exceed 80 hours a week.