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 2020 - 2021

PGY1 $75,694
PGY2 $83,783
PGY3 $90,651
PGY4 $93,199
PGY5 $96,365
PGY6 $98,095
PGY7 $101,052

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

Vacation Time

Residents are provided with 4 weeks of vacation per year.

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 $3000 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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