Resident Life

As a resident at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, you’ll receive a number of professional and personal benefits.


Health coverage is included in our benefits package for residents. Residents have the option to enroll with our plan through UnitedHealthcare Plus, or 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 private room charges for any services you may receive within the Mount Sinai Health System. Routine nursery and obstetric care are provided at no cost to the house officer. You’ll also receive basic dental coverage, a prescription drug plan, and a vision plan. These are all available at no additional cost. Enhanced dental plans and family coverage are available with a cost-sharing deductible. In addition to our health benefits package, all residents are entitled to four weeks of vacation per year.

Other benefits include:

  • Short- and long-term disability
  • Workers' compensation
  • Life insurance
  • Accidental death and dismemberment insurance
  • Dependent care
  • Tax sheltered annuity plans
  • Malpractice Insurance

For more information about our employee plans and benefits, please contact the Benefits Office at 866-700-6762.


We make every effort to provide adequate housing for all house staff. All PGY-1s are guaranteed a housing offer. Resident staff accommodations are available in a number of modern apartment buildings within walking distance of The Mount Sinai Hospital. Many apartments include amenities such as: 24-hour door attendants, intercom security systems, laundry rooms, and sundecks. Larger apartments are available to residents with families.