Benefits and Salary

General Information

On-call meals are provided by the department. Computers with internet access are available in the newly designed library for general use.

Current Salaries

Graduate Staff Level Rates for Academic Year, 2022

PGY-1 $75,694 

PGY-2 $83,783

PGY-3 $90,651

PGY-4 $93,199 

PGY-5 $96,365

PGY-6 $98,095 

PGY-7 $101,052 

Paid Annual Vacation

4 weeks (2, two weeks blocks)


Our house staff are encouraged to live on the Upper East Side within ten minutes of the hospital. NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital does manage several modern apartment buildings within the neighborhood, though many residents secure great, affordable rentals on the Upper East Side independently.

Memberships, Resources & Academic Allowances

In addition to the membership, resources, and academic allowances listed below residents have 24/7 access to the SAIL center which includes the latest offerings from Intuitive, 3D Systems, and Mentice. 

  • iPhone with remote access to all e-books, e-journals and apps held by the Weill Cornell Medical Library
  • TrueLearn SmartBanks subscription
  • Decker Principles of Surgical Critical Care subscription
  • SCORE subscription
  • CollectMed/COACH Curriculum subscription
  • $1500 Travel Stipend per academic year
  • Ample conference and interview days
  • Johnson and Johnson Institute Membership (including Suture Ed, Personal Lap Trainer, Virtual Anastomosis, MVR, AVR)
  • Da Vinci SimNow simulation curriculum subscription
  • 3D Systems MentorLearn simulation curriculum subscription
  • Mentice Trauma/Vascular simulation curriculum subscription
  • Surgical Loupes
  • Department supported FLS, FES, and Robotic certification
  • 24/7 Access to the SAIL simulation center  
  • Embroidered White Coats (2 per year) 
  • ACS resident membership
  • Association of Women in Surgery membership

Meeting Allowance

  • Manuscript submission fees, registration, travel and two nights’ accommodation for presentation at one national meeting annually (resident must be primary presenter) (rental cars not allowed)
  • Support for additional meetings if the work presented is original research and approved by the department
  • Support for international meetings will be considered for presentation of original research on a case-by-case basis
  • Residents have presented work at AES, ACS, ASC, SEW, SAGES, SSAT, ASCRS, AAES, APDS, ASBS, ACGME, ASC, SSO, ASMBS, ATC, and many more

Departmental Educational Series/Programs/Events

  • Basic Science Meeting (breakfast provided)
  • Oral Board Review (breakfast provided)
  • Chief Oral Board Review (breakfast provided)
  • Monthly Journal Club (dinner provided)
  • Friday Night Call Dinner
  • Bi-Monthly Research Meeting (dinner provided)
  • Ben Park Jr. Annual Lecture and Alumni Dinner (Black Tie Event)
  • NYP-Weill Cornell Surgery Resident Research Symposium (evening event)
  • Chief Residents Graduates/Significant Others Dinner
    • Post ABSITE Party
    • Care Packages
    • Bar Crawl/Happy Hour
    • Halloween Costume Party
    • Bowling
    • NYC Marathon Watch Party
    • Resident Holiday Party
    • Central Park Picnic / Rockefeller Barbeque
    • Cycling
    • Rock climbing
    • Ax Throwing
    • Basketball
    • Paintball
  • Women in Surgery Fall/Spring Reception
  • Annual Thanksgiving Football Game vs. Plastic Surgery (drinks/dinner provided)
  • Holiday Party
  • Chief Roast
  • Departmental Graduation (Black Tie Event)
  • Resident Lounge Coffee, Snacks, Wellbeing supplies 
  • Departmental Wellness Program

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