Resident Life & Wellness

Living and training in one of the greatest cities in the world, just across the street from Central Park, we make it our priority to provide residents with the activities, benefits, and resources needed to succeed. Additionally, there are many exciting things to do, places to explore, and restaurants to visit in the city that never sleeps.

Financial Benefits

  • Pair of surgical loupes
  • Annual travel fund for presenting research at and attending scholarly meetings
  • Annual funds from both GME and the Department of Neurosurgery
  • Annual resident research grant
  • Monthly commute reimbursement (equivalent to the cost of a monthly MetroCard)
  • Free shuttle service between the Mount Sinai Health System campuses
  • Complementary Uber ride-share for late night/overnight commutes
  • Monthly meal tickets for hospital cafeteria
  • Free meals for on-call residents
  • Competitive salary to offset New York City living expenses
  • Excellent health benefits

Salaries as of July 1, 2023

  • PGY-1 $79,697
  • PGY-2 $84,916
  • PGY-3 $88,313
  • PGY-4 $91,845
  • PGY-5 $95,519
  • PGY-6 $99,339
  • PGY-7 $103,314

Training Benefits

  • Operate almost every day during Junior years
  • Limited weekday call responsibilities during Junior years
  • Early chief experience at PGY-4/5 level
  • Dedicated protected academic day every Monday

Resident Housing
Mount Sinai provides subsidized housing options for incoming families, incoming couples, and incoming singles. There are several housing options available throughout New York City, including some residents living in Brooklyn.


In the Department of Neurosurgery at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, we're reframing the conversation around resident wellness. We're designing systems to maximize resident education and minimize non-educational work, with the understanding that peak performance in residency requires a dedication to wellness inside and outside the work setting.