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Salary and Benefits

The 2015-2016 house staff annual compensation is as follows:

  • Resident Level 1 (PGY-2): $69,271
  • Resident Level 2 (PGY-3): $72,625
  • Resident Level 3 (PGY-4): $78,578
  • Resident Level 4 (PGY-5): $80,786
  • Resident Level 5 (PGY-6): $83,530

Each resident receives an academic allowance which can be used towards the purchase of textbooks, journal subscriptions and electronic resources. The travel allowance can be used to defray the cost of courses and meetings.

  • PGY-2: $ 500
  • PGY-3: $ 500
  • PGY-4: $ 1,550

All residents receive membership to the American Academy of Neurology, a benefit that includes a subscription to the journal Neurology. In addition, there are many sponsored off-site conferences and courses for which Columbia Neurology Residents are nominated and receive additional stipends to attend. All PGY-4 residents attend the annual meeting of the American Academy of Neurology.

Information on campus housing may be found at Office of Housing Services website. Columbia neurology residents are eligible for Weill Cornell campus housing at York Avenue and 70th Street and can commute to Columbia University Medical Center by the Columbia-Cornell shuttle bus.

Ancillary Services

  • IV Team: 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM, 7 days/week.
  • Phlebotomy Team: 24 hours a day, 7 days/week.


The Columbia University Medical Center's Augustus Long Library has an extensive collection of periodicals, journals, books and references. It is open from 8:00 AM to 11:00 PM daily.


Guaranteed for house officers. Patrolled garage on 165th Street and Ft. Washington Avenue. $70.00 bi-weekly, automatically deducted from your paycheck (if parking is desired). Facilities Management website.


Operate to all offsite facilities from Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center campus.

  • Broadway (ambulatory clinics)
  • Allen Pavilion
  • ColumbiaDoctors Midtown
  • St. Luke's Hospital
  • Main Campus (116th Street & Broadway)

Security Escorts

Will provide escorts to parking garage and to Columbia housing on a 24 hour a day basis as needed. The area from 168th Street to 174th Street along Ft. Washington and Haven Avenues are patrolled 24 hours a day by Columbia University Security motorized vehicles.

Child Care

The Presbyterian Hospital Infant and Child Care Center is the day care center for the New York Presbyterian Hospital. Located at 61 Haven Avenue, the center serves infants 2 months old to children 5 years old. Facilities include an attractive play space and an innovative learning environment.


NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital has a newly opened Employee Fitness Center with top of the line equipment by Cybex and Technogym. Full line of aerobics. Hours: Monday - Friday 6:00am - 8:00pm; Saturday, 8:00 am - 2:00pm. $55 per month via payroll deduction.

Baker Field: An outdoor athletic facility that houses the football stadium, soccer field, running track, baseball field and tennis courts. The field is located at the tip of upper Manhattan.

Further information on resident benefits may be found at Columbia University Human Resource web site.