Fellowship Life

Being a doctor, and particularly a child psychiatrist, is a challenging and demanding job. The training process is no less difficult. At Mount Sinai, we strive to ensure our trainees’ well-being. We offer quarterly wellness days, access to free psychotherapy, and numerous wellness and fitness options such as free yoga classes and mindfulness workshops. Additionally, there is no call during year 2. Watch our video to learn more.

What will my salary be as a fellow?
The salary we offer is competitive with other medical programs in the New York City area and is determined according to training level. Mount Sinai does not use state funding to supplement hospital lines. We permit moonlighting at the discretion of the training director. Salary levels as of July 2021 are: PGY-4: $79,726; PGY-5: $82,915; PGY-6: $86,232.
Additionally, there is a $600 annual educational allowance.

How much vacation time will I have?
Fellows get four weeks of vacation each year. You may also take time off for professional meetings, at the discretion of the training director. We encourage you to attend the annual meeting of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

What are the health care benefits?
We offer comprehensive health care insurance and a variety of plans for dental care, eye care, prescription drugs, term and universal life, accidental death, and disability.

Do I need malpractice insurance?
We provide malpractice insurance for the fellowship period, and into the future, for any activities that transpired during training.

Do you offer child care?
Yes, we provide a fee-based day-care center on the premises, with full- and part-time care available.

Can we use any of the facilities and services available on campus?
Our fellows enjoy full access to a range of facilities, including our medical library, computer center, and audio-visual media facilities.

Are there any other perks?
Through our recreation office, you can buy discounted tickets to Broadway shows, sports events, concerts, and many other activities in New York City and surrounding areas.

Training Sites

We strive to give our fellows a breadth of clinical opportunities. To this end, we expose you to a variety of hospital settings.

The Mount Sinai Hospital
Located between the Upper East Side and East Harlem, our 1,171-bed tertiary- and quaternary-care teaching hospital serves a diverse patient population.

Mount Sinai Morningside
With 523 beds and one of Manhattan’s few Level 1 trauma services, Mount Sinai Morningside is the principal health care provider for West Harlem and Morningside Heights.

Mount Sinai West
A 505-bed, full-service community and tertiary-care hospital, we serve Midtown and the west side of Manhattan.

Mount Sinai Beth Israel
An 856-bed teaching hospital on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, we have a tradition of treating chemical dependency and psychiatric disorders.