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Salary and benefits

What are the salary and benefits of CHoR's pediatric residency and fellowship programs? 

Salary scales 2021-2022

PGY Level Annual Monthly Pay period*
1 $57,750 $4,895.42 $2,259.42
2 $60,383 $5,031.92 $2,322.42
3 $62,557 $5,213.08 $2,406.04
4 $64,998 $5,416.50 $2,499.92
5 $67,316 $5,609.67 $2,589.08
6 $69,652 $5,804.33 $2,678.92
7 $72,211 $6,017.58 $2,777.35
8 $76,387 $6,365.58 $2,937.96



  • Three weeks paid vacation
  • Eligibility for VCUHS Retirement Plan
  • New England Journal of Medicine+ Curriculum (NEJM+)
  • 14 days of parental/paternity and/or caregiver leave
  • Day Care On-site: daycare is accessible to residents and fellows with children up to age 5, with convenient hours (6 a.m. to midnight)
  • Liability Insurance
  • Health/Vision/Dental Insurance
  • Backup Care Program: Employees may use this service when they need to be at work and their regular child care is unavailable
  • Sitter city: Connecting families with quality local in-home caregivers and with more than one million caregivers nationwide
  • One day department-funded pediatric meeting in Virginia
  • Business cards
  • CHoR jacket
  • Free access to UpToDate
  • Automatic paycheck deposit
  • Access to VCU sports facilities

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I chose VCU because of the people. The residents act like one large family and have a good relationship with the faculty and administrators. The other great reason to stay at VCU is Richmond! Richmond has all the convenience of a large city (good food, music, arts, festivals, outdoor activities) but the feel of a small town (low cost of living, no traffic, friendly people)

Avni, Class of 2019

Why choose CHoR?

Joining CHoR and VCU Health for your residency or fellowship is like joining a family. During your time here, we’ll work together to ensure you receive hands-on, comprehensive experience in pediatrics – while finding work-life balance and making life-long friends and mentors.

Learn more about resident life, salary, benefits and the city we call home.

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Our pediatric fellowships

As part of a major metropolitan medical center, the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU’s Pediatric Fellowship programs provide high-quality advanced training in specialty areas of pediatric research and practice. 

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Become a CHoR resident

Residents are selected through the National Resident Matching Program. You must apply using the ERAS System.

How to apply