We offer a host of benefits, beginning with our location on Manhattan’s West Side and including transportation and housing options.

Mount Sinai St. Luke's and Mount Sinai West hospitals are located on the West Side of Manhattan, close to the mix of cultural, educational and recreational opportunities offered by the nation's largest city. From the dazzle of Broadway and the music, opera and dance of Lincoln Center to the river views and running paths of Riverside Park, the Hudson River Conservancy and Central Park, the West Side offers endless possibilities for enrichment and enjoyment. For those who enjoy eating out, New York City offers some of the finest dining in the world, with access to small neighborhood eateries, countless ethnic restaurants and more extravagant fare. Mount Sinai West is located near the center of the city. Broadway theaters, the Metropolitan Opera, the New York City Ballet, The American Museum of Natural History, Carnegie Hall, and Madison Square Garden are a short distance away. A walk across Central Park leads to some of the country's leading art museums, including the world-renowned Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Guggenheim. Downtown are the clubs, restaurants, theaters, shops and galleries of Greenwich Village, SoHo and Tribeca, and the old-world atmosphere of Chinatown and Little Italy.

The Morningside Heights area, where Mount Sinai St. Luke's is located, is also home to Columbia University, Barnard College, the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, Riverside Church, Union Theological Seminary, and the Manhattan School of Music.


As a service to residents and other professional staff, Mount Sinai St. Luke's and Mount Sinai West maintain two apartment buildings conveniently located across the street from Mount Sinai West in midtown Manhattan. Studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom apartments are offered, with housing guaranteed to all residents. The residents generally have their choice between the two buildings. The rent is subsidized and affordable. This is one of the more attractive benefits the program has to offer. The residents also appreciate the opportunity to reside in such close proximity to one another, and this living situation fosters a strong sense of community within the program.

10 Amsterdam Avenue

Located near the Time Warner building’s shopping mall, Lincoln Center, and Central Park, this 12 story apartment building on 10th Avenue diagonally across from Mount Sinai West is close to many restaurants, retail shops, and musical venues. Built in 1989, the building has 132 units that consist of studios, one-bedrooms, and two-bedrooms. All units have modern kitchens that contain dishwashers, as well as individual heating and air conditioning units and parquet wood floor. There is a laundry room with card-operated laundry machines in the basement. This building provides 24-hour security service with a doorman. Located a two block walk to the Columbus Circle transportation hub, this building enjoys the convenient services of the 1, A, B, C, and D trains, 11, 31 and 57 bus lines, as well as several neighborhood parking garages and street parking spaces.

515 West 59th Street

Also located diagonally across the street from Mount Sinai West, this 33 story multi-family housing development has 465 units that are mostly studio apartments, with some one and two-bedroom apartments. All apartments contain individual heating and air conditioning units. This pet-friendly building provides 24-hour doorman service, card-operated laundry machines on the second floor, and has a courtyard and nearby playground for children.


Emergency Medicine residents receive a salary that is in the highest range in the country. The salaries are negotiated with CIR, the resident union, and the projected salaries effective July 1, 2016 are: EM1 $62,682; EM2 $66,788; EM3 $70,879.

Entertainment, Sports, and Cultural Opportunities

One of the most rewarding experiences is our continued participation in the New York City Marathon. We maintain and staff the medical tent at the finish line of this international sporting event. You have the opportunity to participate in the care of these elite runners, with subsequent exposure to a unique aspect of sports medicine.

Educational Reimbursements

Residents are given an annual stipend to spend on educational purposes, including text books, journal subscriptions, and medical equipment.  This amount varies based on the contract negotiated by CIR. In addition, we fully reimburse residents for the cost of USMLE Step 3 if the test is taken and passed in the first 18 months of residency. Professional memberships to ACEP, SAEM, and EMRA are paid for by the EM Department, and journal subscriptions to the Annals of Emergency Medicine and Academic Emergency Medicine are provided, as well. If a resident has a research project accepted for presentation at a national conference, travel expenses for this conference are provided by the department. We also provide UpToDate and MD Consult access to all residents.


We provide transportation between the two sites, with a coach bus circulating every hour, running between 6 am and midnight. With this added convenience, there is little need for a car or even public transportation.


Parking spaces are available for house staff who do not live in hospital housing. Rent and parking fees are paid by payroll deduction.


Residents receive four weeks of paid vacation each year.


We provide individual and family health insurance, including vision care and dental coverage. We also provide residents with accidental death and disability coverage.

Work Hours

Emergency Department shifts are 12 hours for EM-1 and a mix of 9 and 12 hour shifts for the EM-2s and EM-3s. All ED and off-service rotations hours are in compliance with New York State and Residency Review committee guidelines.