Residents at Mount Sinai Morningside and West Hospitals are members of the Committee for Interns and Residents, a union representing the needs of interns and residents around the country.

Work Hours
All residents participate in the on-call duties of the Department of Psychiatry. The on-call responsibilities are in compliance with New York State Public Health Law, Part 405, which safely limits resident working hours. Comfortable on-call accommodations are provided. Residents are not expected to remain in the hospital after overnight call duties.

Salaries and Benefits
Psychiatry residents receive a salary that is commensurate with other residency programs in New York City. The hospital offers a comprehensive set of benefits including individual and family health insurance, vision care, dental coverage, and accidental death and disability insurance. Full malpractice coverage for all clinical activities performed in the course of duty is provided. Residents receive four weeks of paid vacation each year, four personal days, and three days of paid conference time. Sick leave and maternity/paternity leave are available as needed.

The department encourages conference attendance and access to educational materials, and provides $500 annually in stipends to support conference fees and travel. Additional funding up to $1,000 is available for residents giving conference presentations or posters.

Residents have access to the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Levy Library which includes a vast number of e-journals and institutional subscriptions to textbooks and online publications.  

Great subsidized housing in the heart of NYC. As a service to residents and other professional staff, Mount Sinai Morningside and West Hospitals maintain buildings in midtown Manhattan near Columbus Circle. The buildings offer convenient locations and cheerful accommodations at below market rates. Studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments are available as is parking. Rent and parking fees are paid by payroll deduction.

Additional CIR Union Benefits are available to all residents:

  • Step 3 Reimbursement
  • Online Schedules
  • "On call" meal reimbursement
  • Icahn School of Medicine benefits
  • $600/year reimbursement for educational materials
  • Discounts to restaurants, shows, museums, and other activities throughout NYC

For further information about benefits, see here. Salaries can be found under MSSLW Salary Scale- CIR.

Enjoying life in New York City
Though the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted life in New York City, as it has throughout the country and world, we are adjusting to the “new normal” and finding creative ways to join together and enjoy life outside of work.  We anticipate a return of the vibrant cultural activity of the city, described below, as we learn how to mitigate the effects of the novel coronavirus.

Mount Sinai Morningside and West are located on Manhattan’s West Side – 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 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. In addition to Broadway theatres, 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 Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Guggenheim. Downtown are the clubs, restaurants, theatres, shops and galleries of Greenwich Village, SoHo, and Tribeca, and the old-world atmosphere of Chinatown and Little Italy.

Morningside Heights, where Mount Sinai Morningside 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. The West Side is close to all of New York’s major highways, bus and train terminals and airport transportation. Hiking and biking trails, beaches, amusement parks, and other outdoor activities are accessible within the boroughs of NYC or by taking a relatively short trip to Long Island, Westchester County, upstate New York, New Jersey, or Connecticut.