Boston Medical Center

The incredible benefits you have are a result of your colleagues working together to ensure that resident physicians can provide the highest quality care possible and improve their working conditions.
Join CIR now. We’re stronger together.

Your Benefits:

View your VHHSBP Benefits-At-A-Glance


Additional Benefits, including Patient Care Trust Fund.

Your Contract:

  • Educational allowance: Up to $900 reimbursed/year
  • Backup Childcare Benefit (CARE.COM)
  • Extra On-Call Pay: $100-$400/shift
  • Lease Guarantee Program

Questions about your contract?
Contact: Liliana Gutmann-McKenzie | (857) 408-3701

Important Links:

Summary Plan Description

+ Mental Health Resources

Membership Form & Update Form

+ Disability

For purposes of our disability benefits, “disabled” means you can no longer perform the duties of your occupation due to accidental bodily injury, sickness, or a related medical condition, including pregnancy or childbirth. You must also be under the care of a licensed provider as defined by the state in which you work.

2021 Massachusetts Paid Family And Medical Leave (MPFML) – Visit for more information.

  • Short-Term Disability (STD) Benefits Claim Form
    • Coverage begins on the eighth (8th) day of your disability. The maximum benefit payable is 60% of your weekly salary, up to $692 per week, for up to 26 weeks. See the Summary Plan Description (SPD) for more details.
    • If you are going out on a disability leave, contact your employer as soon as possible.
  • Long-Term Disability (LTD) Benefits Claim Form
    • The LTD plan pays you 60% of your monthly salary, up to a maximum of $3,500 per month. LTD benefits typically start if you are still disabled after 26 continuous weeks. For detailed information on Long-Term Disability see the Guardian Certificate.
    • When you terminate employment, you will have the option to convert this benefit to an individual policy, subject to certain conditions.
  • INSMED Portable Disability Coverage – Policies offered to you without any medical underwriting requirements or exams.

+ Education

+ Childcare

Backup Childcare Benefit (CARE.COM)

+ Employee Assistance Program

The WorkLife Matters Employee Assistance Program offers services to help promote well-being and enhance the quality of life for you and your family. View details.

Connect to a counselor for free support services: 1-800-386-7055 (available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week).

Visit and login to “For Employees & Members” (password: wlm70101).

Questions? Email:

Regional Vice Presidents:

  • Taylor Walker, Family Medicine,
    Cambridge Health Alliance


  • Armide Storey, OBGYN
  • Chevaughn Wellington, Psychiatry
  • Jessica Kabrt, Psychiatry
  • James Blum, Emergency Medicine
  • Chad Hinkle, Internal Medicine
  • Brett Lewis, Family Medicine & Psychiatry
  • Cayla Vila, Neurology
  • Sarah Meyers, Pediatrics
  • Spencer Wilson, Surgery
  • Anna Sutherland, Dermatology

Additional Benefits

QI Funding

$25,000 for QI/Patient safety projects
$10,000/year for shared educational materials
QI Conference Scholarships

Patient Care Fund

The CIR House Staff Patient Care Fund (PCF) Committee at BMC has secured $35,000 per year through the CIR/BMC contract as a stream of funding dedicated to address ing patient care. The fund accepts grant applications for materials, resources and/or services to improve patient care at BMC as well as for house-staff led initiatives to address key social determinants of health issues facing our patients. Applications now closed.

Member Discount Program

CIR Members are entitled to a number of discounts on services. Learn more.

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