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Commitment to Wellness

Life during residency is fast paced and demanding. We believe that maintaining a work life balance is imperative to having a successful professional and personal life. The culture of our department provides opportunities to develop long lasting professional and personal relationships. Our department recognizes that a majority of residents are not only adjusting to residency but acculturating to living in America. We have cohesive and caring department and we pride ourselves on the collaborative spirit among the residents, faculty, nurses and ancillary staff. The wellness of all residents is a our priority. Every year there are numerous social activities to participate in such as:

  • Monthly Wellness Conferences
  • Annual holiday party
  • End of the year graduation celebration
  • Happy hours at our favorite establishments
  • End-of-rotation breakfast parties
  • Annual welcome picnic for interns and introduce them to other residents and faculty
  • Monthly Birthday Celebrations
  • Halloween Costume Competition
  • Thanksgiving Potluck

Living in NYC

New York City is truly iconic. It is one of the world’s most vibrant and culturally rich cities. We encourage our residents to have fun and take advantage of the cultural and gastronomic diversity New York City offers. Its world-famous sites, theaters, museums, operas, ballets, restaurants, festivals, street fairs, parks, shopping, and sports gives you an experience unlike any other city in the world.

New York is truly a walking city. It also has a great public transport system which allows our residents to live throughout the 5 boroughs of New York City and New Jersey. Pelham Parkway (Bronx), Upper East Side (Manhattan), Upper West Side (Manhattan), Astoria (Queens), and Woodside (Queens), are some of the most popular locations where our residents live.

Program Benefits


  • Annual Salary 2020-2023:
    • PL1 $66,247
    • PL2 $68,988
    • PL3 $74,469
    • Chief Resident +$4,722.00/year
  • Professional Allowance (textbooks, equipment, exams, PDAs): $750/year with rollover
  • Conference Benefit: $1,500 for all 3 years
  • Dental Insurance
  • Disability Insurance including short and long term
  • Health Insurance including:
    • Childbirth Education
    • Circumcision
    • Hearing Aids
    • Newborn Expenses
    • Prescription Drugs
    • Psychiatric – outpatient
    • Smoking Cessation
    • Substance Abuse Counseling
    • Well Baby Care
  • Major Medical supplement: $1,000
  • HSBP Transgender Benefit
  • Life Insurance
  • Optical: participant and eligible dependents: $100/year
  • Free Rosetta Stone
  • New York Sports Club Discounts
  • Free Legal Service for All House Staff

Committee of Interns and Residents

All NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln residents are members of the Committee of Interns and Residents (CIR), the nation’s largest house staff union. CIR directly negotiates house staff contracts and provides many services to the residents.

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