Mount Sinai provides health coverage for house officers through Mount Sinai - United Healthcare Plus, and we make available choices of alternative health coverage through several other HMOs. If you participate in the Mount Sinai Health Plan, you are entitled to professional discounts that apply to deductibles, co-insurance, and standard (non-maternity) private room charges with services you receive at The Mount Sinai Hospital. Routine nursery and obstetric care are provided at no cost to the house officer. Cost sharing is available if you desire family coverage.

  • Additional benefits offered at Mount Sinai include
  • Basic dental coverage, a prescription drug plan, and a vision plan at no cost to the house officer Enhanced dental plans and family coverage available with a cost-sharing deductible
  • Short- and long-term disability, workers' compensation, life insurance, and accidental death and dismemberment insurance for our house officers
  • Dependent care and tax sheltered annuity plans

Malpractice Insurance

Mount Sinai provides coverage at no cost to you.


Residents are entitled to four weeks of vacation each year.

Educational Expenses

During the PGY-2 through PGY-5 years, each resident receives $500 to use for educational materials including books and conferences. The department will cover the expenses required for travel to conferences where a resident is presenting material. In addition, PGY-2 residents receive the Bailey's Head and Neck Surgery-Otolaryngology textbook and Bailey's Atlas of Head and Neck Surgery-Otolaryngology.

Academic Meetings

During the PGY-2 and PGY-3 years, the department will reimburse travel expenses to national meetings where the resident presents an oral or poster presentation. During PGY-4 and PGY-5, the department will reimburse travel expenses to national meetings where the resident presents oral presentations. Residents also participate in all instructional courses hosted by the department.

Annual Salary

  • PGY-1 - $54,215
  • PGY-2 - $57,155
  • PGY-3 - $60,226
  • PGY-4 - $62,628
  • PGY-5 - $65,034

Chief residents receive an additional $1,500 per annum.

Meal Vouchers

When they are on call, residents at Mount Sinai will receive meal vouchers, which they may use at any time in the Mount Sinai Cafeteria.


The Mount Sinai Health System makes every effort to provide adequate housing for house staff. Resident staff accommodations are available in a number of modern apartment buildings within walking distance of the Hospital. Standard amenities include 24-hour door attendant and intercom security systems, laundry rooms, sundecks, exercise gym and recreation facilities, and outdoor handball and basketball courts. Residents have a choice of furnished or unfurnished apartments. Larger apartments are available to residents with families.