• Salary increase
  • Sick days
    • 12 paid sick days per year (carry over annually)
  • Personal days
    • 4 personal days per year (DO NOT carry over annually : use it or lose it)
    • You get additional personal days if you work or have vacation during a scheduled holiday! 
  • Benefits
    • Health coverage (Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield)
    • Dental coverage (Guardian Dental)
    • Optical coverage (Davis Vision)
    • Disability and life insurance benefits
    • Legal services for a wide range of issues
    • Medical licensure consultation
  • Education
    • $500 per year 
      • May be used towards books, journals and electronic equivalents, board review courses, educational conferences, medical equipment, exam fees, electronic medical devices and tablets
      • Recommended that you use this towards your ABR registration fees ($640)
    • Submit your receipt and credit card statement (black out sensitive info) to Maritza Velez within one month of purchase
  • Step 3 Reimbursement
    • $800
    • Categorical residents who successfully pass Step 3 within their first 18 months of training will be reimbursed for the exam fee
    • CIR contract states "residents starting their PGY-2 year will be considered categorical residents
    • Submit your receipt and credit card statement (black out sensitive info) to Maritza Velez
  • Meals
    • $1250 per year for Radiology
  • Chief Resident differential
    • $3000 for full-time Chiefs
  • CIR Discounts

Personal Day and Sick Day Policy

Personal Days

  • Each resident receives 4 personal days a year that do not carry over
  • Residents receive an extra personal day for working on holidays as well as holidays that land on your vacation.
  • Chiefs can allot extra personal days for last minute/emergency coverage.
  • Personal days should be requested from the Chief Residents at least 3 days in advance. Last minute requests will be considered on a case by case basis.
  • Residents are responsible for finding coverage for personal days taken during mandatory rotations*
  • Personal days taken during Peds Rotation need additional clearance from MSH Chiefs.
  • Notification of personal days to the covering attending(s) should be made at least 3 days in advance.

 Sick days

  • Each resident receives 12 sick days per year that carry over
  • If a resident falls sick during a call shift, they need to work with the chief residents to help find coverage unless there are extenuating circumstances.
  • Notification of sick days should be made to the program director, program coordinator, chief residents as well as the attending you are working with.

 Conferences/Interview Days

  • Residents are responsible for finding coverage or switching shifts if conferences or interview days fall on a mandatory rotation*.
  • Once coverage is found, the resident can submit the proposed switch to the Chief Residents for approval.

 *Mandatory rotations

  • Any call shift (NF, SL Eve, W Eve, BI Eve, BI Jr, ER)
  • W, BI or SL VIR
  • Fluoro
  • Nuclear Medicine (if the attending is on vacation)

Federal Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

Provides eligible employees with up to 12 workweeks of unpaid leave in the event that he or she needs to interrupt training due to:
  • Birth, adoption, care for a newborn, or placement of a child 
  • To care for a child, parent, or spouse with a serious health condition 
  • Because of the House Staff Officer’s own serious health condition 
  • For qualifying exigent circumstances due to a spouse, son, daughter, or parent being either on active duty or on call for such duty in the Armed Forces or Reserves in support of a contingency operation 
  • To care for a spouse, son, daughter, parent, or next of kin who is also a “covered service member” of the United States Armed Forces or Reserves with a serious injury of illness incurred in the line of duty. 
Source: 2018 House Staff Wellness Survey

NY State Paid Family Leave Law (NYPFLL)

Beginning January 1, 2018

Provides eligible employees in New York with paid, job protected leave for certain family and medical reasons including:
  • To bond with a newborn child within the first 52 weeks after the child’s birth 
  • Placement of a child with the employee for adoption or foster care, and to bond with that child within the first 52 weeks after the placement 
  • To care for a covered family member with a serious health condition as defined by law 
  • Qualifying exigencies arising out of an employee’s spouse, domestic partner, child or parent being on or called to active duty status as a member of the Armed Forces, National Guard, or Reserves 

During 2018, you can take up to 8 weeks of Paid Family Leave in a 52 week period and receive 50% of your average weekly wage (AWW), capped at 50% of the New York State Average Weekly Wage (SAWW), which is $652.96/week in 2018.

Source: 2018 House Staff Wellness Survey


For residents at Mount Sinai Beth Israel (MSBI):
  • You get one wellness day per quarter (no rollover) for health and wellness visits, as needed, and these days must be scheduled in advance.
  • Confidential health & wellness visits are available free of charge.
Please see the documents at the end of the page for more information.



  • Spin class
    • FlyWheel was highly recommended by a former resident ("SoulCycle is awful")
    • 150 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10023
  • NY Sports Clubs
    • Monthly Fee: $49.95
    • Annual Fee: $49.95
    • Initiation Fee: $0
    • Month to month membership, access to all locations and classes 
    • Membership can be cancelled with 30 days notice (no cancellation fee)
    • Contact Corporate Representative


  • Jeena Cho
    • Lawyer advice for docs
    • Scheduled breaks throughout the day
    • Shinrin Yoku: "The medicine of being in the forest" by reducing work-related stress by walking, hiking and/or backpacking in nature on a routine basis
  • Mindfulness
  • Mount Sinai FiT
    • Email
    • Mount Sinai Parent (MSP) program
      • We know being a parent isn't easy, especially for working moms and dads. Our MSP program is dedicated to helping our faculty and staff make their "24-hour job" a little more manageable.
    • Mindfulness & Meditation
      • Mount Sinai offers mindfulness sessions where you can learn simple, practical techniques to help you better handle the stresses in your life. A sound mind is just as important to us as a sound body.
    • Nutrition lifestyle services
      • Eating right is more than a choice. It's a lifestyle! To make it a part of your life. Mount Sinai offers a number of options for employees who want to improve their nutrition.


  • Christian
    • Church in New York City
    • Highly recommended by a former resident
    • 46 West 34th Street (between 9th and 10th Avenues), New York, NY 10001
  • Muslim
    • The best general area for daily prayers is the chapel
    • For Friday services, I generally go across the street, St. Pauls Apostle has a large hall which is rented out for Friday sermon/prayer (it's on 59th entrance to the church, 2nd floor) for the sake of convenience, otherwise Riverside is your option
    • For religious holiday/ramadan services I generally go to the mosque on 72nd and Riverside ( 1 Riverside Drive)
    • Other mosques that are easily accessible from 59th Columbus Circle subway (A/C/D/B) to West 4th street at Islamic Center at NYU on Thompson Street
  • Jainism
    • NY Jain Center
    • Located within Queen's, NY, the NY Jain Center is one of the oldest Jain Temple's in the North East
    • The temple provides a unique daily calendar of events for the upcoming month to help you plan your schedule around


Emergency Services 
  • Go to your nearest ER, or call one of the following: 
  • Crisis Referral Line: 888-NYC-WELL 
  • National Suicide Hotline: 800-273-8255 
  • MSH Psychiatrist on-call through the page operator: 212-241-5581 
  • MSH Psychiatric Emergency Service at: 212-241-5637 


  • Paul Rosenfield, MD 
  • 212-636-1430 

  • Aaron Patterson, MD 
  • 646-630-6181 

  • Free, CONFIDENTIAL help line with trained mental health professionals help NYC residents find mental health and substance abuse services
  • You can call Lifenet for yourself or for a friend
  • 1-800-LIFENET
  • 24 hours per day, 7 days a week

The following signs may mean someone is at risk for suicide:
  • Talking about wanting to die or to kill themselves
  • Looking for a way to kill themselves, such as searching online or buying a gun
  • Talking about feeling hopeless or having no reason to live
  • Talking about feeling trapped or in unbearable pain
  • Increasing the use of alcohol or drugs
  • Acting anxious or agitated; behaving recklessly
  • Sleeping too little or too much
  • Withdrawing or isolating themselves
  • Showing rage or talking about seeking revenge
  • Displaying extreme mood swings

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