Striking a balance between our professional and personal lives is essential to success as a physician. Our program leadership, faculty and staff see the work/life balance as an important, yet often neglected area of training. We encourage residents to take advantage of the many free and low cost events in New York City and Long Island, such as apple picking on Long Island or one of the many street festivals in the city.

The program offers a number of opportunities for residents to enjoy time with their other resident and families away from hospital and training. In addition to 4 weeks vacation the program provides residents an extra 4-5 days during the winter holidays off to spend with their families

  • Monthly program sponsored “happy hours”
  • Holiday party
  • Graduation party
  • Intern Appreciation Day
  • Senior barbecue
  • Yearly retreats
  • Monthly wellness sessions

Our training program is also committed to provide you with a number of academic opportunities paid for by the program. The program will pay your expenses to present your scholarly work at conferences

  • Membership to the American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Advanced Life support training and recertification
  • Free electronic access to journals and textbooks

Housing, salary and benefits


Northwell Health owns garden-apartment style housing units on the campuses of Cohen Children’s Medical Center and Cohen Children’s Medical Center at North Shore. Usually the program has 10 -15 apartments per intern class available for rent. Occasionally a lottery must be conducted to assign housing if there are more applicants than apartments available. If a resident is not assigned housing, an additional monthly stipend is provided to the resident to help cover the cost of housing.

Housing is not available to Northwell Health fellows. There are many services to assist in finding apartments around your training hospital, including Street Easy, Curbed, and Trulia.


We offer one of the most competitive benefits program in the nation. Members of the house staff have a choice of plans under medical, dental, vision, supplemental short-term disability, long-term disability, supplemental life insurance/accidental death and dismemberment, and flexible spending accounts. All plans are eligible on the first date of employment, and the cost of coverage is largely employer-subsidized. In addition, the following are provided to members of the house staff:

  • Employer-paid Basic Life Insurance/AD&D at 1½ times pay up to $500,000
  • Salary continuation during disability for up to 12 weeks and 50 percent Short-Term Disability thereafter at no cost to the employee
  • 60 percent Long-Term Disability provided at no cost to the employee

Members of the house staff are entitled to 20 days of paid time off (PTO) each contract year. These 20 days must be used during the period covered by the contract and may not be carried into subsequent years. To learn more about benefits offered, download our resident resource guide.


Northwell Health salaries are among the highest in the nation.  For the 2017-2018 academic cycle, the salaries for residents are:

Program level

Base salary







Start date for Pediatric trainees:  6/25/18

Chief Residents at CCMC receive an additional $1,500 stipend

Alumni network

Your contact with Northwell Health and Cohen Children’s Medical Center does not end with graduation. Because of our outstanding undergraduate and post-graduate training programs the health system is committed to hire their graduates into both fellowships and as full time faculty.

  1. Strong Alumni Association
    1. Annual Meetings through the Health System
    2. Job Newsletter
  2. Cohen Children’s Medical Center
    1. Annual Alumni Meeting at the Pediatric Research Meeting
    2. Numerous Fellowship Opportunities              
    3. Northwell owned Pediatric Practices for those interested in Primary Care
    4. Many of our senior faculty and junior faculty are CCMC alumni.

Cohen Children's Medical Center

Dedicated exclusively to the care of children and committed to providing the most sophisticated, state-of-the-art care in all major clinical areas.

Did you know…

… a resident sits on the medical board of each Northwell teaching hospital as a representative of resident affairs?