Medical training is a period of rigorous development. Striking a balance between your personal and professional responsibilities is essential to your success. 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 stop by a street festival in the city

Our residency program has undertaken a “Wellness Initiative” in which we host monthly activities that offer residents the opportunity to unwind, team build, and improve their experiences.  Our wellness schedule for the current year is below.

  • July – Welcome Barbecue
  • August – Ice Cream Social
  • September – Surgical Jeopardy
  • October – Pumpkin Patch
  • November – Canned Food Drive
  • December – Adopt a Family for the Holidays
  • January – Relaxation Techniques
  • February – Talent Show 

Housing, salary & benefits

Limited on-campus housing - utilities included - is available at North Shore University Hospital, LIJ Medical Center and Glen Cove Hospital at a below market rate to residents through a prescribed selection process outlined in the On-Campus Housing Policy. Housing is subsidized and the rent is taken from your paycheck twice per month. Preference is generally given to applicants from out of the tri-state area and international students. Parking is available at most locations.

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.

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.

Resident/Fellow Salaries – 2018

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  • Start date for Internal Medicine & EM/IM trainees:  6/25/16
  • Start date for Internal Medicine trainees at LHH:  6/28/16
  • Start date for Pediatric trainees:  6/20/16
  • Chief Residents at NSUH, LIJ, FHH, LHH, GCH, SSH receive an additional $1,500 stipend

Cost of living

Living in the New York-metro area is expensive. In considering a move to New York City it is important to weight the cost of living against the many educational and cultural advantages of living here. The following able lists average estimated monthly living expenses based upon reasonable expenditures. You may incur additional expenses that are not covered, such as the purchase of a computer, medical expenses not covered by insurance or conference expenses.



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Child care (1 child)


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