Housing, salary & benefits

There is limited on-campus housing available and stipends for those who live off-campus. 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.

Living in the New York-metro area is expensive. In considering a move to New York it is important to weight the cost of living against the many educational and cultural advantages of living here. The following 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.



Utilities (gas, electricity, etc.)**


Public transportation***


Child care****


*Rental average based on rental market summary from Realtor.com for 11362 zip code (Little Neck) in spring 2015.
**According to Center Point Energy cost estimator.
***Based on current Metropolitan Transit Authority fare rates.
****Based on market rates from the Day Care Council of New York.


We offer one of the most competitive benefits programs 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. 


Northwell Health salaries are among the highest in the nation.  For the 2014-2015 academic cycle, the salaries for residents are:

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Work/life balance

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 part in the many cultural and entertainment offerings in New York City and Long Island and to pursue hobbies and outside interests. During their time in the program, some of our residents have created their own videos to give a creative, and sometimes comedic, portray of their experiences as a resident. Watch some of these videos below.


Pathology & laboratory services

Our expert diagnostic and therapeutic services support Northwell Health physicians in diagnosing and monitoring disease.