Life in New York

NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center offers all residents the option to reside in hospital-owned apartments located on York Avenue directly across the street from the hospital. The modern luxury apartments are offered at a reduced rate that is considered superior to that offered by other medical centers in New York City.

East Campus

NewYork-Presbyterian owns and leases 1,400+ residential apartments located in close proximity to the East Campus on the Upper East Side of Manhattan (primarily a residential neighborhood). Our buildings are within walking distance of Central Park and the East River Promenade and to all types of stores and restaurants in the neighborhood. NewYork-Presbyterian Real Estate

We are also convenient to mass transportation (the Lexington Avenue subway line, the Second Avenue subway, uptown, downtown and crosstown buses). For car travel, the FDR Drive offers easy accessibility to and from the East Campus to the West Campus and out of the city. Nine additional Pre-War properties are available from 70th Street to 75th Street and York Avenue.

2019-2020 Salary Scale for General Surgery

Graduate Staff Level 1 $73,489

Graduate Staff Level 2 $77,048

Graduate Staff Level 3 $83,363

Graduate Staff Level 4 $85,706

Graduate Staff Level 5 $88,617

Graduate Staff Level 6 $90,209

Graduate Staff Level 7 $92,925


As part of our mission as an academic medical center, NewYork-Presbyterian is dedicated to preventing disease and improving the health and well being of our patients, employees, and communities. For our employees, we realize this commitment by:

  • Engaging our employees in their own well being and supporting them in achieving their individual health goals
  • Offering innovative, integrated and easily accessible hospital-wide programs to foster employee health and well being
  • Creating a culture of caring, health, and well being in our workplace

ResLife Program

Women in Surgery

GME Benefit Choices

Medical, Rx and Vision Plans

You have the choice of either the Aetna EPO (all services in-network) or POS (out-of-network services allowed) plans. Refer to the Medical Plan section for details.

Dental Plans

We offer a choice of three (3) dental plans; Aetna DMO Dental, Aetna PPO, and the Columbia Dental Plan. Refer to the Dental Plan section for details.

Flexible Spending Accounts

Participating in a Flexible Spending Account allows you to reduce your taxable income and provides reimbursement for eligible expenses for Heath Care, Dependent Care, Mass Transit and Commuter Parking. If you use Hospital parking, you are not eligible to enroll in the Commuter Parking FSA. For FSA enrollment instructions, click here. To enroll in an FSA account, use the Wageworks website at

Short-Term Disability

You are automatically eligible for state mandated Short-Term Disability benefits through New York State. This benefit can provide you with up to $170 per week until you are no longer disabled or up to 26 weeks; whichever occurs first.

Life Insurance Plans

Supplemental Life Insurance: As a complement to the 100% Hospital-paid Life Insurance policy for $100,000, you can purchase additional coverage.

Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance: This coverage provides you with benefits (amount of the benefits payment depends on the severity of the injury), if the injury results in your accidental death or dismemberment.

Spouse Life Insurance: This plan provides you with the ability to insure your legally married spouse. If both you and your spouse are benefit-eligible employees of NewYork-Presbyterian, neither of you are eligible to enroll for Spouse Life Insurance.

Child Life Insurance: This plan provides you with the ability to insure your unmarried dependent child(ren). If both parents are benefit-eligible employees of NYP, dependent child(ren) can only be insured by one parent. See Eligibility section for details about dependent children and who is eligible for coverage in the NYP benefit plans.

Long-Term Disability (LTD) 

The hospital provides you with a benefit equal to 60% of your pre-disability monthly earnings to a maximum of $10,000. Benefit payments commence after you have been disabled for 180 consecutive days.

Hyatt Legal Plan

In addition to services such as family law, immigration law and real estate matters, the Hyatt Legal Plan can assist you with concerns such as debt collection defense, estate planning and traffic and criminal matters. For further information go to

TSA 403(b) Retirement Plan

Learn about investing for your future and consider saving in the New York-Presbyterian TSA 403 (b) plan. To learn more, call (888) 676-5512 or go to

ASPCA Pet Insurance

NYP employees who enroll in the ASPCA Pet Health Insurance plan will receive a 5 percent discount on the base premium. If you have more than one pet, you are eligible for a 10 percent discount on the premium. To learn more and to enroll in this voluntary benefit program, go to or call (866) 861-9092.

Identity Protection

InfoArmor will provide comprehensive services to counteract fraud and resolve identity theft problems. To learn more and to enroll in this new voluntary benefit, go to or call (800) 789-2720.

529 College Savings Program

This program is administered and managed by Upromise Investments Inc. For additional information or to enroll, visit Upromise at or call (877) 697-2837.

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