Mount Sinai provides comprehensive medical coverage for residents and their families.
Residents are covered by Mount Sinai at no cost to them.
On-call rooms are provided to residents.
Meals may be purchased at reasonable prices in the hospital cafeteria.
Vacation and time off
Each resident is entitled to 20 weekdays of vacation each year. The vacations must be taken in one-week blocks, with one week taken each quarter. All vacations must be approved by the Chief of service at the institution where the vacation is requested, as well as the residency program director. This applies to all rotations, including off service rotations. Vacation requests will be honored in accordance with level of training priority.
The department supports resident travel to clinical and research meetings for the presentation of papers and research results of projects carried out in conjunction with faculty. In addition, the department pays for each chief resident to attend either the Annual or Midwinter AAOMS Meeting. Stipend includes lowest fare domestic coach air travel, meeting registration and per diem for expenses.
New York City offers an extraordinary array of artistic, athletic, cultural and intellectual activities and events. The Mount Sinai Recreation Office link to http://fusion.mssm.edu/recreation/ is available to assist residents in obtaining free and discounted tickets for theater, sports and other events. Discounted memberships to a nearby health and fitness center with extensive facilities are available to all residents.
Mount Sinai owns several conveniently located buildings with partially subsidized apartments for the use of house officers and their families. A hospital housing bureau is available to aid residents in finding a suitable residence.