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Salary & Benefits


To counter the shortage of physicians, the Doctors Across NY Program offers loan forgiveness and grants to those practicing in rural and urban low-income areas.

Physician Practice Support grants provide up to $100,000 over two years to encourage primary care and specialty physicians to establish or join practices in medically underserved communities.


  PGY 1 PGY 2 PGY 3
2015-2016 $50,061 $53,821 $56,318

View our 2015-2016 Contract Draft for more information.


Four weeks' annual paid vacation per year. Vacations are generally taken in one-week blocks Monday through Friday with weekends on both sides without medical responsibilities. This equals four nine-day vacation periods/year. Vacations may also be taken in two-week blocks.

  • Communication devices for all residents to use within the scope of both clinical and educational responsibilities. 
  • Malpractice insurance for all activities related to the residency curriculum.
  • Subsidized health and dental insurance. The hospital underwrites a variety of individual and family plans with modest payroll deductions. $50,000 life insurance also is provided.
  • Relocation allowance up to $500 per IRS guidelines.
  • A CME stipend of $1,250 is available to be used at any time during residency and one week of conference time.
  • ACLS, PALS, Neonatal Resuscitation certification provided (required). ALSO and ATLS available.
  • Personal days for job hunting and interviewing as PGY3.
  • Access to SUNY Upstate gym and fitness center (campus activities building).
  • Free parking.
  • Discounted prescription medications for residents and families provided by St. Joseph's Franciscan Pharmacy.
  • Discounted food in hospital cafeteria. Simple snacks and juice are available at all times in the resident lounge. The residency also provides lunch for all conferences, lectures and meetings.
  • Three white laboratory coats.
  • Email and computer access. Residents have unlimited medical library access at St. Joseph's as well as SUNY Upstate. This includes 24-hour online access to full text journals and other electronic media.
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