Resident Life

Meet the Residents

Where do Residents Live

Our residents choose to live across New York City and the surrounding region, from South Brooklyn and New Jersey to one block from campus. Commuting from Manhattan is easy as there are several subway lines within walking distance to the hospital. The Upper East side is easily accessible via an express bus that leaves from just outside the hospital. For our residents who live in Manhattan, commuting to Jacobi via subway would take less than an hour. Westchester is also a short drive away. If you choose to drive, parking is available on campus for $15/month.

resident apartments

Resident Benefits

  • Annual Salary 2020-2023
    • PL1 $69,747
    • PL2 $72,488
    • PL3 $77,969
  • Professional Allowance (textbooks, equipment, exams): $750/year
  • Conference Benefit: $1,500 for all 3 years QI Patient Safety Education Conferences: $3000 annual reimbursement
  • Dental Insurance
  • Disability Insurance including short and long term
  • Health Insurance including:
    • Childbirth
    • Newborn Expenses including Circumcision
    • Well Baby Care
    • Prescription Drugs
    • Mental Health Outpatient Care
    • Substance Use Counseling
  • Life Insurance
  • Optical: participant and eligible dependents: $100/year
  • Free Rosetta Stone
  • New York Sports Club Discounts
  • Free Legal Services

Committee of Interns and Residents

All Jacobi Residents are members of the Committee of Interns and Residents (CIR), the nation's largest housestaff union. CIR directly negotiates housestaff contracts and provides many services to the residents. Visit Committee of Interns and Residents ( to learn more about this invaluable alliance.

Resident Wellness

Advising/Mentoring Program: Incoming interns are assigned a class advisor who will guide, support and coach them through their three years at Jacobi. These class advisors will also assist residents in identifying mentors with similar specialty and research interests.

Narrative Medicine Program: Residents regularly participate in Narrative Medicine sessions run by a faculty member who has a MS in Narrative Medicine. These sessions allow residents to process their work experiences and encourage bonding and empathy within teams.

Mental health resources: Residency can be challenging. Mental health resources are readily available through CIR Benefits Program, the Helping Healers Heal (HHH) initiative, the NYC H+H Employee Assistance Program and NYC Well.

Yoga Retreat

Physical Fitness: From jogging or biking on Pelham Parkway right next to the hospital to hiking in nearby Westchester, outdoor activities are easily accessible. Einstein also has a gym on our shared campus, the Falk Recreation Center where for a 40$/month residents can access a full gym, 75-foot pool, basketball and racquetball courts and a variety of fitness and recreation options.

Zoo Retreat

Social Events: Pediatrics residents have active social lives and often socialize together outside of work. Some of the program’s social events include the attending vs resident soccer game, the annual picnic and resident retreats. Residents and upcoming activities are regularly featured on our resident-run Instagram account - follow us @jacobipeds!

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