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Residency in General Adult Psychiatry at Zucker Hillside Hospital

Medical training is a period of rigorous development. Striking a balance between one’s personal and professional responsibilities is essential to success. We encourage residents to take advantage of the many free and low-cost events in New York City and Long Island, such as apple picking on Long Island or stopping by a street festival in the city.

The general psychiatry residency program also offers a variety of activities for residents to unwind and improve their experiences, including:

  • Intern Reception
  • Summer Barbecue
  • Fall Harvest Celebration
  • Fall Retreat
  • Winter Holiday Party
  • January Bowling Night
  • Movie Nights
  • Spring Weekend Retreat
  • Annual Department Dinner Dance
  • Graduation

Housing, salary & benefits

Housing

On-campus housing—utilities and parking included—is available at North Shore University Hospital, Zucker Hillside/LIJ Medical Center and Glen Cove Hospital at a below market rate. The housing is spacious and well maintained, highly subsidized and typically available to all interested applicants.

For residents with school-aged children, the North Shore housing is located in one of the nation’s highest rated school districts and with the best teachers in the state of New York. Off campus options include vibrant urban neighborhoods of Queens (such as Astoria and Forest Hills), Brooklyn (such as Park Slope, Williamsburg and Brooklyn Heights), and even Manhattan, as well as the more suburban neighborhoods of Long Island and Westchester (which feature some of the best public school districts in the country).

Salary and benefits

Members of the house staff have a choice of plans under medical, dental, vision, supplemental short-term disability, long-term disability, supplemental life insurance/accidental death and dismemberment, and flexible spending accounts. All plans are eligible on the first date of employment, and the cost of coverage is largely employer-subsidized. In addition, the following are provided to members of the house staff:

  • Employer-paid Basic Life Insurance/AD&D at 1½ times pay up to $500,000
  • Salary continuation during disability for up to twelve weeks and fifty percent Short-Term Disability thereafter at no cost to the employee
  • Sixty percent Long-Term Disability provided at no cost to the employee

Members of the house staff are entitled to twenty days of paid time off (PTO) each contract year. These twenty days must be used during the period covered by the contract and may not be carried into subsequent years.

House staff compensation package 2016

Program level

Base salary

PGY-1:

$71,000

PGY-2:

$73,000

PGY-3:

$78,000

PGY-4:

$79,500

Chief Residents at NSUH, LIJ, FHH, LHH, GCH, SSH receive an additional $1,500 stipend

Education stipend

Each resident receives a $600 stipend per year for educational experiences such as books, conferences, professional memberships, and electronics related to education or clinical work.

Moonlighting

Third and fourth year residents in good standing have access to numerous moonlighting opportunities in a wide variety of settings, including telepsychiatry, outpatient addiction clinics, and more traditional psychiatry ED, C/L, and inpatient services. These experiences are not only well compensated but represent great opportunities for developing additional expertise.

Our trainees

Our program attracts residents who are passionate about psychiatry and who want to become outstanding clinicians and leaders. Our trainees bring diverse life experiences and perspectives, dreams and hopes for our field, and an ambition to help those who suffer. Our graduates help lead efforts to comfort, cure, and discover.

Residents at a glance

PGY Level 1 Profile Summer 2017*

Total number of PGY 1 residents

12

Total number of program residents

44

Average USMLE Step 1 Score

229

Average USMLE Step 2 Score

242

 

Demographic and geographic profile Summer 2017*

Tri-state area

27

New York State

23

Out of State (excluding NJ, CT)

14

International

3

 

PGY Level 1 Medical School Profile 2017*

SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine

Tulane University School of Medicine

Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University

USF Health Morsani College of Medicine

Penn State University College of Medicine

University of Kansas School of Medicine

Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

University of Michigan Medical School

*all information as of July 2017

Recent graduates

Northwell has an extensive alumni network. Our past graduates are excited to help current residents with their career development needs and questions. Each year, our graduates move onto clinical and research fellowships and attending positions at top medical schools and academic health centers.

The graduates of the classes of 2016 and 2017 have pursued a variety of exciting opportunities, including:

  • Clinical fellowships at Sloan-Kettering, Baylor, Mount Sinai, Georgetown University, Columbia, Harlem Hospital, New York University, Sinai, University of Pittsburg Medical Center, University of Pennsylvania Health System, UC Davis and Northwell Health at The Zucker Hillside Hospital.
  • Research fellowship at Columbia
  • Academic attending positions at Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine, Sinai, University of Nevada, Fairview Riverside Hospital, Manhattan VA
  • Private practices

Meet our residents

Class of 2018

Porscha Dickens, M.D.
Medical College of Georgia

Reka Furedi, M.D.
University of Pacs Medical School

Christopher Hohman, M.D.
Temple University School of Medicine

Suzanne Karl, D.O.
New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine

Marguerite McCarthy, M.B.B.Ch.
University College Cork School of Medicine

Julia Morrison, M.D.
SUNY Upstate Medical University College of Medicine

Nilofar Sarvaiya, M.D.
New York Medical College

Matthew Wasser, M.D.
SUNY Upstate Medical University College of Medicine

Class of 2019

Marianna Ashurova, M.D.
SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine

Daniella Bannikov, D.O.
Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Jessica Cosgrove, D.O.
Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Brian Donatelli, M.D.
St. George's University School of Medicine

Milena Kaufman, D.O.
Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Yevgeniya Lapitskaya, M.D.
New York Medical College

Samuel Lim, M.D.
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Matthew McClure, M.D.
Stony Brook University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine

Christopher Plescia, M.D.
FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine

Jennifer Rahman, M.D.
SUNY Upstate Medical University College of Medicine

David Renshon, M.D.
Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine at Hofstra University

Nafisa Reza, MD
Northeast Ohio Medical University

Class of 2020

Molly Belkin, M.D.
SUNY Upstate Medical University College of Medicine

Adam Berns, M.D.
New York University School of Medicine

Matthew Boyer, M.D.
Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine at Marshall University

Mimi Briggs, M.D.
SUNY Upstate Medical University College of Medicine

Katherine Calleo, M.D
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

Amy Cooper, M.D.
Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine at Hofstra University

Sondra Corgan, M.D.
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

Christy Duan, M.D.
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Tahia Haque, M.D.
Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Vamsi Kalari, M.D.
Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Michael Kirschenbaum, M.D.
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Fatima Nagaya, M.D.
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Class of 2021

Sara Carlini, M.D.
Penn State University College of Medicine

Melissa Choy, M.D.
Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University

Alina Cote, M.D.
Tulane University School of Medicine

Rebecca Eichenbaum, M.D.
SUNY Downstate Medical College Center College of Medicine

Ryan Kaufman, M.D.
USF Health Morsani College of Medicine

Sarah-Margaret Marks, M.D.
University of Michigan Medical School

Paul Masi, M.D.
Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine at Hofstra University

Michael Nakhla, M.D.
Penn State University College of Medicine

Emily Sellinger, M.D.
Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine at Hofstra University

Kartik Sreepada, M.D.
University of Kansas School of Medicine

William Andrew Sterling, M.D.
SUNY Downstate Medical College Center College of Medicine

Lindsay Wood, M.D.
Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine at Hofstra University

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