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Process

All potential applicants are encouraged to apply through ERAS (Electronic Residency Application Service). Applications are currently being accepted. Our program sponsors H-1 and J-1 visa and is a participant of the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). Our ACGME program ID # is 4003500312. You may contact our residency program coordinator, Cassandra Walkin, for more information.

Cassandra Walkin
Residency Coordinator, Psychiatry
376 Seguine Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10309
Phone: (718) 226-5976 or (718) 226-3485
Fax: (718) 226-2826
Email: [email protected]

Eligibility

Eligibility for the residency program is determined on an individual basis. All applications should include:

  • A fully completed ERAS application
  • Official medical school transcript
  • Dean's letter
  • 3 letters of recommendation from physicians with appointments at accredited hospitals in North America (exceptions are considered on a case by case basis if applications are otherwise deemed merit-worthy)
  • USMLE and/or COMLEX scores
  • Prior/current research activities and publications
  • Personal statement
  • ECFMG certification (if applicable)
  • Photograph

Selected applicants will be invited to schedule an interview after review of their application. Interviews are usually scheduled for in the month of October, November or December. If you have been selected for an interview, you will receive an email with information about how to make these arrangements. If granted an interview by the selection committee, you will be given:

  • A full overview of the residency by the program director
  • A tour of the facility
  • A question and answer session with our faculty, residents, and/or staff
  • An interview with the chair, program director, associate program director and/or other faculty members

Candidate qualifications

We encourage you to consider applying to our program if:

  1. You are interested in a personalized, supportive and innovative approach to medical training
  2. You prefer a seminar-based educational environment, tailored to individual learning styles, which will integrate clinical experiences with traditional didactic methods
  3. You want to be exposed to a wide range of clinical experiences that will equip you to meet the challenges of future psychiatric practice
  4. You believe that psychiatry is a medical specialty and that it is important for psychiatrists to have solid medical knowledge, fitting them for practice in the integrated systems of health care delivery that will dominate medical practice in the coming decades
  5. You believe that learning evidence-based and clinically tested psychotherapy skills is essential if you want to be a well-rounded clinician
  6. You want to be part of a dynamic healthcare system with a commitment to novel approaches to medical education, as well as creative solutions to society's healthcare needs
  7. You want to learn how to understand psychiatry in the context of community, and in an environment as stimulating as New York City

Salary & benefits

Resident Salary 2015-2016

PGY-1

$67,000

PGY-2

$69,000

PGY-4

$71,000

PGY-4

$72,500

Chief Resident Differential

$2,500

Benefit programs

There is a flexible benefits program available for psychiatry residents and their families. Two medical coverage options are through United Healthcare that range from $50 to $105, out of pocket expense, for singles. Two dental coverage plans are offered through Cigna Dental HMO Plan and the Cigna Dental PPO Plan that range from $5.92 to $21.53, out of pocket expense, for singles. Because your health is just as important as the health of our patients, Northwell Health offers all eligible employees participation in four wellness pledges that will bring your health to the forefront while crediting your paycheck $1,040. The Vision Care Plan, administered by Davis Vision, is optional and coverage is paid for by the employee.

If you cannot work due to illness or injury, it is important to have a source of continuing income to help you meet your day-to-day needs. Basic long term disability insurance provides a monthly benefit equal to 50 percent of your base pay, to a maximum of $3,000 per month.

The hospital partners with Aetna Life Insurance Company to ensure you and your family have adequate financial protection in the event of your death or the death of a loved one. The Hospital will pay the full cost of life insurance coverage Residents are covered for 1.5 times their base annual salary up to a maximum level of $500,000. The spousal death benefit is $10,000 and the dependent death benefit (for each dependent child up to age 19 or up to age 23 if a full-time student) is $2,000. The Resident is covered for Workers' Compensation and New York State short term disability insurance.

While retirement may seem like a long way away, it’s essential to start thinking about your financial future. SIUH offers the 403(b) Retirement and Savings Plan, through Transamerica Retirement Solutions, to help you save on a tax-deferred basis for retirement. New employees will be automatically enrolled in the Plan at 3% of salary. Unless you elect otherwise, 3% of your salary will be automatically deducted as a pre-tax salary deferral contribution to the Plan and invested in the Vanguard Wellington fund in the Plan. After you complete two years of service SIUH will contribute an additional 6% of your base salary to your 403(b).

Vacation

Residents and fellows receive twenty (20) days of Paid Time Off (PTO) each academic year, unless the American Boards for the specialty has stricter guidelines. The paid time off includes bereavement, paternity, personal time and marriage days off. Any additional PTO hours not used at the end of the academic year will be deleted, the Resident or Fellow will not be paid out for the remaining hours.

Sick timeResidents and fellows receive unlimited sick time.

Please note, if a resident or fellow exceeds the time allotted by the rules and regulations of the specialty whether it be via additional time out or sick, he/she will have to extend their training.

Leave of absence (LOA)/short term disability/maternity leave

When a resident is going to be out of work for more than seven consecutive days on the 8th calendar day it is considered a disability (Maternity/Illness). They will need to contact the Hartford to apply for both Family Medical Leave and Disability. Once they are approved for the disability they will be paid salary continuation for up to 12 weeks if they are deemed disabled. After the salary continuation is exhausted they will be paid 50% from The Hartford and 50% from their PTO Time.

Housing

Resident/fellows are able to secure desirable living quarters at a reasonable cost in a pleasant, suburban atmosphere near Staten Island University Hospital.

On call rooms

The Psychiatry and Behavioral Science Department will provide on call rooms during duty hours.

Meals

A $1,000.00 meal allowance is included in the resident’s annual salary. The hospital cafeteria is available for food and drink during hours of operation. Food vending machines and microwave ovens are available 24 hours a day in the cafeteria.

Laundry

Each resident will be issued two long white coats, which will be stored and laundered by the uniform room. Soiled long white coats may be exchanged for clean ones on a one-for-one basis when the uniform room is open.