Wellness

Personal wellness is critical to sustained functioning as a pediatric psychologist. The fellowship program provides fellows with resources to promote health and maximize growth throughout the training experience. Fellows receive a competitive salary & benefits aligned with resident physicians at the same level of training within Hurley Medical Center. Wellness-promoting activities are also deliberately incorporated into program activities as described below.

Salary and Time Off

  • Salary: $52,396
  • Ample vacation time: 27 days (including personal and vacation time)
  • Sick leave: 6 days
  • Conference time: 1 conference (up to 5 days)

The following resources are available to fellows throughout the 12-month training experience:

  • Affordable health, dental & vision insurance for self or family - including partners and dependent children, biological or otherwise
  • Bereavement leave
  • Cafeteria and coffee shop (Hurley Medical Center)
  • Inclusion of self-care and wellness promotion in didactic training and supervision
  • Non-program affiliated mentorship
  • $800 meal stipend for use while working
  • Multicultural & inclusive educational environment
  • On-site exercise rooms and wellness office (6W; Hurley Medical Center)
  • Physician’s lounge with filtered water, coffee, juices, and food items (Hurley Medical Center)
  • Private, secure lactation rooms on-site
  • Shared fellow-only office space at Hurley Medical Center
  • Social gatherings facilitated by the fellowship and pediatric residency programs
  • Spiritual support sites (Hurley Medical Center)
  • Welcome bags filled with health promoting items and handouts pertaining to fatigue management, sleep optimization, strategies for sustained attention, self-care, local physical activity locations, and more
  • Wellness events: 2 fall (team building; fellow-led) and 1 spring event (faculty-led) shared with Flint-based postdoctoral programs

Fellows receive the following benefits:

  • 24-hour library & excellent support staff
  • Benefits & discounts associated with MSU faculty appointment. Ask the Program Coordinator for more information.
  • Benefits, discounts, and perks associated with employment by Hurley Medical Center. Ask the Program Coordinator for more information.
  • Clinical instructor/faculty appointment with Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, Department of Pediatrics
  • Eligibility for public student loan forgiveness (PSLF) program
  • Free parking
  • Layers of supervision & faculty support
  • Life insurance
  • Monogrammed white coats and free coat laundering
  • Research support staff including statisticians, editors, and experts in research design & data analysis
  • Scholarly dissemination support money
  • Society for Pediatric Psychology Conference attendance OR resource money for computers, tablets, books, EPPP study materials or exam fees (NOTE: educational expenses must be approved by the Graduate Medical Education office prior to use): $1250
  • Weekly scheduled 1:1 supervision & unlimited indirect supervision