Living in Boston

Boston is a historic, culturally rich city that is renowned as a center for education, health care, innovation, and championship sports teams.

The Massachusetts General Hospital is located in the historic Beacon Hill neighborhood near the Charles River.  The Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Beth-Israel Deaconess Medical Center are located within the Longwood Medical Area, near Harvard Medical School

Housing Resources

Harvard University offers some housing options in and around Boston:

Two other great resources for those relocating to the area:

Salary and Benefits

As of July 1, 2023, the salaries for both the research and clinical years will follow the MGB PGY1-3 residency pay scale, listed below.  These pay rates are uniform across all MGB hospitals and consistent with the medical residents. They are increased slightly on an annual basis.

PGY annual salaries for AY2023-2024 are:
Research year (PGY1): $78,540
1st clinical year (PGY2): $82,500
2nd clinical year (PGY3): $86,350

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Visit the GME website for MGB and MGH/BWH childcare resources: