Resident Life

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital provides house staff (residents and fellows) and their enrolled eligible dependents with hospital and medical insurance benefits, vision and dental plans. Long-term disability and professional liability insurance are provided at no charge to the house staff. Basic life insurance of $100,000 is also provided at no cost to the house staff employee. Dependent spending accounts and financial planning are also available.

Salaries (2023 - 2024)

Program Year Salary
PGY1 $81,000
PGY2 $89,700
PGY3 $97,000
PGY4 $99,800
PGY5 $103,200
PGY6 $105,000
PGY7 $108,200

Salaries for residents training at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital are revised periodically and are competitive with similar northeast programs.


Living Supplement

$7,500 annually, paid quarterly ($1,875/quarter) in July, October, January, and April

Vacation Time

Residents are provided with 4 weeks of vacation per year

Lyft Credits

$2,000 Lyft credit annually, added to Lyft account semi-annually ($1,000/addition) in July and January

Meal Credits

$2,160 annual meal stipend, added monthly ($180/month) to NYP ID/meal card on the first of each month

Cost of initial NYS license and renewals

Paid upon reimbursement submission through Concur for expenses incurred during academic year

Choice of two medical plans (Aetna EPO and POS) including Rx and vision, and choice of two dental plans

Hospital pays for, on average, 90% of cost of medical premiums and you pay a small or $0 copay for most in-network benefits

IVF benefits in the POS medical plan* *No IVF coverage under EPO plan except in the case of an iatrogenic diagnosis

$30,000 lifetime benefit with Rx covered separately with monthly egg storage charges waived at WCM Center for Reproductive Medicine and Columbia University Fertility Center for NYP residents during residency See the Infertility tab of the NYP Aetna microsite at is external and opens in a new window) for more information.

$0 copay benefits for employees and covered dependents in an NYP Aetna medical plan

NYP Virtual Urgent Care Hinge Health – virtual physical therapy Brightline – behavioral health for children & teens

Domestic partners + domestic partner’s children

Can be included for healthcare coverage and life insurance


Free access to in-person or virtual counseling for employees, immediate family, & household members at no cost to you with up to 8 sessions per year per issue; connect to a counselor generally within 48 hours


Programs to support emotional and social health, including Wellbeing Coaches for personalized help managing stress, enhance resiliency, stay nourished, and practice self-care – all at no cost to you

Student Loan Advising (after 6 months of service)

Expert counseling from financial advisors at EdAssist, including help with PSLF

Retirement Savings Plan

Immediate eligibility for your pre-tax and after-tax contributions with personalized help from on-site & virtual retirement & financial counselors

$100,000 Life Insurance

Hospital paid – please make sure you designate beneficiaries through Workday

Long-term disability

Hospital paid – automatic enrollment in the plan that provides you with a benefit equal to 66% of your pre-disability monthly earnings to a maximum of $10,000

Special Needs Support

Expert coaching and other resources at no cost for dependents with learning, attention, emotional, behavioral, or other developmental issues from birth through young adulthood

Back-up Care

15 days of highly subsidized care for child or adult/elder

Enhanced Elder Care

Personalized guidance and expert referrals at no cost

Child Care Personal Assistant

WeeCare reps help source home-based childcare providers, babysitters & nannies at no cost to you

Adoption & Surrogacy Assistance

Up to $15,000 reimbursement of eligible expenses per event

Campus Life


The Columbia University Medical Center's Augustus Long Library has an extensive collection of periodicals, journals, books and references. It is open from 8:00 AM to 11:00 PM daily.


Guaranteed for house officers. A patrolled garage is available at 115 Fort Washington Avenue at the corner of 165th Street.  This garage is managed by NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For more information, please visit their parking page or contact the NYP Parking Office at 212-305-4903.


Operate to all offsite facilities from Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center campus.

  • Broadway (ambulatory clinics)
  • Allen Pavilion
  • ColumbiaDoctors Midtown
  • St. Luke's Hospital
  • Main Campus (116th Street & Broadway)

Security Escorts

Will provide escorts to parking garage and to Columbia housing on a 24 hour a day basis as needed. The area from 168th Street to 174th Street along Ft. Washington and Haven Avenues are patrolled 24 hours a day by Columbia University Security motorized vehicles.

Child Care

The Presbyterian Hospital Infant and Child Care Center is the day care center for the New York Presbyterian Hospital. Located at 61 Haven Avenue, the center serves infants 2 months old to children 5 years old. Facilities include an attractive play space and an innovative learning environment.


NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital has an Employee Fitness Center with top of the line equipment by Cybex and Technogym. Full line of aerobics.


  • Monday - Friday 6:00am - 8:00pm
  • Saturday, 8:00 am - 2:00pm

$55 per month via payroll deduction.

Baker Field: An outdoor athletic facility that houses the football stadium, soccer field, running track, baseball field and tennis courts. The field is located at the tip of upper Manhattan.

Life in NYC

Living in New York City offers many opportunities for experiencing great food, art, theater, music, sports, and more. NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center is only 10-15 minutes away from midtown Manhattan by subway. Near the hospital is beautiful Fort Tryon Park within which is the Cloisters, a branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Riverside Park, which stretches 4 miles along the Hudson River and offers tennis courts and biking paths, is accessible one block from the hospital.

Pathology residents in daily life - Columbia University Department of Pathology and Cell Biology


Most residents chose to live in northern Manhattan, in the Upper West Side, or along the subway line. However, some may choose to live in New Jersey or Queens/Brooklyn. Rents vary depending on the neighborhood and size of the apartment but can range from $1200 - $2500+ per month. A housing stipend of $7500 per academic year, is provided to residents to offset housing costs. In addition, housing located conveniently near the hospital is available through the  NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital Real Estate Department and CUMC Campus Housing.

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