Salaries for residents training at New York Presbyterian Hospital are revised periodically and are competitive with similar northeast programs.

Salaries for the year 2016-2017 are:

Resident Level Salary
4 $71,637

*Salaries effective July 1, 2016

New York Presbyterian Hospital provides graduate staff (residents and fellows) and their enrolled eligible dependents with hospital and medical insurance benefits, vision and dental plans. Long-term disability and professional liability insurance is provided at no charge to the house staff. Basic Life Insurance of $100,000 is also provided at no cost to the house staff employee. Additional options include spending accounts, legal and financial services and a tax-sheltered annuity plan (408B). Dependent spending accounts and financial planning are also available. Detailed information on all benefits is available through the NYPH Graduate Medical Education Office at 212-305-6081.

Vacation Time
Residents are provided with a total of 80 days of paid vacation during the 1 – 4 years of training (20 days per year) in accordance with the American Board of Anesthesiology guidelines.

Departmental Benefits
The Department pays for resident memberships in the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), the New York State Society of Anesthesiologists (NYSSA), and the International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS) during the resident’s four years of training. These memberships include subscriptions to the monthly journals Anesthesiology and Anesthesia & Analgesia.

At the beginning of their CB year, the residents receive an iPad for their own use.  Each PGY-1 resident is provided with the following interactive texts via a special application:

  • Basics of Anesthesia
    Robert K Stoelting and Ronald D. Miller
  • Miller’s Anesthesia
    Ronald D. Miller
  • Goldman’s Cecil Medicine
    Lee Goldman and Andrew I. Schaffer
  • Pharmacology & Physiology in Anesthetic Practice
    Robert K. Stoelting and Simon Hillier
At the beginning of their CA-1 years, the residents will receive a copy of the following (electronic if available):
  • A Practice of Anesthesia for Infants and Children
    Charles J. Cote
  • Respiratory Physiology: The Essentials
    John B. West
  • Clinical Anesthesia
    Paul G. G. Barash
  • Anesthesia and Co-Existing Disease
    Robert K. Stoelting

Residents in the CB year (PGY-1) will receive a $300 educational allowance. CA-1 Residents are encouraged to attend the NYSSA-PGA. In each of the CA-2 and CA-3 years, residents may choose to go to a designated meeting (paid for by the Department).

Library Resources
There is a departmental library that is available to the residents 24 hours/7 days a week on PH5. Many anesthesia subspecialty areas also maintain libraries with books and journals specific to their areas of specialization. In addition, desktop computers with on-line bibliography services and MEDLINE searches are available in the Department's libraries, lounges and conference rooms with  internet access and the latest Anesthesia texts available.

In addition, Columbia University Libraries/Information Services is one of the top five academic research library systems in North America.  The collections include over 10 million volumes, over 100,000 journals and serials, as well as extensive electronic resources, manuscripts, rare books, microforms, maps, graphic and audio-visual materials.  The services and collections are organized into 22 libraries and various academic technology centers.

The website of the libraries at is the gateway to all of its services and resources.  The August C. Long Health Sciences Library, part of the hospital complex can be accessed by visiting This library is accessible to all residents and fellows in the program.



Columbia University Medical Center Department of Anesthesiology