Full benefit packages including malpractice and family medical insurance coverage are provided both by Bellevue Hospital Center and NYU Langone Medical Center.

A summary of benefits is distributed to each candidate at the time of their visit to the NYU Langone-Bellevue campus. If you have any concerns regarding benefits coverage or any related pay issues, kindly discuss them during your interview at anytime.

For further information you may also contact the NYU Langone Graduate Medical Education Office at (212) 263-5506.

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Conference and Book Stipend

Every year each PM&R resident is allotted $600 to be spent on various educational materials including books, smartphones, board examination fees, licensing fees and others.

There is a one-time $1,500 conference stipend that can be used towards any conference that the resident decides to attend.


The residency book list is reviewed on a yearly basis and revised based on resident feedback. Upon entrance into residency each resident is provided with these books:

  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Board Review- Sara Cuccurullo, MD
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation- Randall Braddom, MD
  • ASIA Standards for Neurological and Functional Classification Spinal Cord Injury   


Residents are entitled to four (4) weeks paid vacation per annum. Such vacation shall be taken at a time in agreement with the provisions of the vacation policy of the Residency Training Program and the annual rotation schedule.


Residents are entitled to medical, family and educational leaves.  A personal leave of absence (LOA) may be granted at the discretion of the Program Director.

At the time the Personal LOA is granted, a written agreement must be established regarding the length of the LOA and circumstances for re-entry to the program.

Also, conditions, such as appropriate medical clearance, must be met before the Resident can return from any LOA.

Credit toward completion of the Residency Training Program requirements, with respect to leave time shall be determined by program policy.

Professional Liability Insurance

The Resident shall be provided with professional liability insurance coverage for the duration of training.

Such coverage shall provide legal defense and protection against awards from claims reported or filed after the completion of the residency training program if the alleged acts or omissions are within the scope of the Residency Training Program.

Such insurance coverage does not extend to outside employment.

Medical and Disability Insurance

Medical and disability insurance benefits will be made available to the Resident in accordance with the medical and disability insurance employee benefits of NYU Langone Hospitals Center or Bellevue Hospital Center depending on which institution has the Resident on its payroll at the time.

The medical and disability insurance benefits are described in the new employee orientation materials of each hospital.

Living Quarters, Meals and Laundry

A limited number of apartments are available from NYU, those residents who cannot be accommodated will receive assistance in finding suitable housing off campus through OCHAP (Off Campus Housing Assistance Program) Office.

Both Bellevue and NYU Langone Hospitals include an annual meal allowance of $2900 included in the annual salaries as stated above.

Lab coats and scrubs are supplied and laundered by the hospitals for PM&R residents.

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