SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Office of Graduate Medical Education
For New Residents or Fellows
For Continuing Residents or Fellows
Residency & Fellowship Information
Salary and Benefits
Resident Support, Benefits, and Conditions of Employment
All residents in SUNY Downstate sponsored residency program are provided with appropriate financial support and benefits. Compensation of residents and distribution of resources for the support of education is monitored by and carried out with the advice of the GMEC.
All residents are provided with a stipend that is based upon the PGY level of training in their current residency program. The stipend amount is stated in the residency contract. Please see the Pay Scale Table for payscales in approximate dollar amounts.
Applicants for all programs must be informed in writing of the terms and conditions of employment and benefits by the Program Director.
All residents are provided with a written agreement outlining the terms and conditions of their appointment and the implementation of these terms and conditions are monitored by the GMEC. Residents must adhere to the established practices, procedures, and policies of the hospital that salaries them.
Hospital and Health Insurance
All residents receive hospital and major medical insurance. The cost of coverage is dependent upon the plan chosen and whether individual or family coverage is selected.
Professional Liability Insurance
All residents hold the title of "Clinical Assistant Instructor" and are indemnified in accordance with the provisions of the New York State Public Officers Law while at SUNY-Downstate facilities. (See Appendix)
Institutions affiliated with SUNY-Downstate shall defend, indemnify and hold harmless medical residents and fellows who hold the SUNY faculty title of "Clinical Assistant Instructor" and rotate to the Affiliate as part of their training in integrated clinical programs, in connection with any and all claims, suits, actions, proceedings, expenses, including reasonable attorney's fees, 83 costs, liability, loss or damage arising out of the residents' activities at the Affiliate.
Rotations to unaffiliated sites
Prior approval by the GME Committee is required to assure professional liability coverage under provisions of the New York State Public Officers Law for rotations to unaffiliated sites, including private office locations.
SUNY-Downstate shall defend and indemnify, in accordance with the provisions of the New York State Public Officers Law, those residents who hold the SUNY faculty title of "Clinical Assistant Instructor" and are on the payroll of the Affiliate while they are on rotation to SUNYBrooklyn facilities as part of their training in integrated clinical programs in connection with any and all claims, suits and actions arising out of the residents' activities at SUNY-Downstate.
All residents receive group disability insurance.
Other insurance benefits for residents and their families: All residents receive life insurance, prescription plan, vision care as well as dental insurance. The specific details of the benefits coverage may vary according to pay source.
Living quarters, meals, and laundry services
These accommodations are determined by the individual hospitals to which residents rotate and by which the residents are employed. All participating sites have available meal and snack services. Appropriate on call facilities for residents are provided and maintained by each participating institution. Lab coats are provided by the resident's pay source facility. Scrub attire is provided by participating hospitals as appropriate and needed.