Resident Life

New York City is more than just a great place to train; it’s also a great place to live. Our extensive network of subway and bus lines puts the whole city within reach. Near The Mount Sinai Hospital, you can enjoy Central Park and the Museum Mile (literally) on our doorstep as well as the culturally rich neighborhoods of Carnegie Hill and East Harlem to the south and north of the hospital respectively. Then, of course, there is the rest of Manhattan and the other four boroughs of New York City.

Our department emphasizes collegiality and camaraderie. In addition to our numerous informal social events, we have two resident social chairs who plan regular program-wide events. These events have included annual holiday and graduation parties, happy hours, beach outings, vineyard tours, and resident vs. faculty sporting events (and rematches).

"At Mount Sinai we function as a family. Everyone looks out for your wellbeing, which creates a safe and effective learning environment."
— Current resident

Why Mount Sinai?

Resident wellness is a high priority for program leadership. We rigorously enforce work hours from your intern year through the clinical anesthesia years. While residency invariably imposes rigorous demands on time, we create flexibility through customized vacation scheduling, and working with you when “life happens.” Whether it’s significant personal or family events, fellowship or job interviews, or taking advantage of professional opportunities away from the operating room or the program, we are here to support you.

We offer numerous opportunities to engage in mentored research in basic, clinical, education, and informatics research. We encourage you to participate in ongoing projects or to design and implement your own. If you want to make research a significant part of your professional life during and after residency, our Eliasberg Research Scholar program offers a stipend and protected time. We offer a clinician-educator track, which is rare among anesthesiology residency programs, which allows residents to teach medical students and interns. Residents in the clinical educator track learn how to run high-fidelity simulation and teach the interns on their anesthesia rotations through simulations. We also have a clinical leadership and management track, which offers mentorship from high ranking individuals in the department and hospital to teach our residents OR management and coordination, advocacy, billing and reimbursement, and quality improvement/patient safety projects.

Our department is committed to resident education from the top down. Our daily morning lectures bring you the full breadth of the expertise of our attendings, from senior physician-administrators to junior faculty. In and out of the operating room, our faculty members are not just teachers, but also mentors and colleagues. We value you not just as a trainee, but also as a person.


We offer a wide range of benefits for residents and your families, including medical, dental, life, and short-term disability insurance at no cost. You can elect vision, long-term disability, and other benefits. You are also allowed to make pre-tax deductions to a 403(b) retirement plan. In addition to the salary and benefits, you can also earn supplemental income for extra elective clinical work, which involves working late while you are not on call. In addition, you receive an Educational Supplement from the School. If you score above the 75th percentile on the American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA) In-Training Exam in CA-1 and CA-3 years, you are eligible for reimbursement for the ABA Basic, Advanced, and Applied certification exams.

We give all residents an iPad and electronic versions of popular anesthesiology texts, as well as paid access to the most popular question bank resources for test preparations. We offer time off to present at conferences, as well as time and reimbursement for one medical conference during your residency, regardless of whether you are presenting.