Events and committees

Lenox Hill Medical Residents are encouraged to take an active role in their educational process. The house staff participate in a number of departmental and institutional committees which allows them to have a voice within the institution. Examples include the Department of Medicine Residency Recruitment Committee and the Institutional Ethics Committee. Residents also have the unique opportunity to become involved with the Lenox Hill Hospital House Staff Association. The role of the House Staff Association is to represent the needs of house staff to the institution.

The House Staff Association at a glance:

  • Peer selected representatives
  • Meet with hospital administration monthly, including CEO
  • President has a vote on the Hospital Medical Board, the governing body of the hospital
  • Appoints resident representatives to all major hospital committees
  • Addresses Housestaff issues and concerns
  • Organizes social events

Social Events

The Department of Medicine and the institution sponsor several social functions throughout the year for the house staff. The Department of Medicine and the institution sponsor several social functions throughout the year for the house staff.

Annual events include:

  • Intern welcome reception - faculty and residents meet incoming interns in an informal social setting
  • Department of Medicine holiday party - a catered event to celebrate the Holiday season
  • Variety & talent show - residents and faculty will join together to roast each other at the end of the year
  • Formal residents and fellows graduation ceremony
  • Senior resident graduation dinner - held in appreciation of the residents and fellows who are completing their training each year

Other informal events throughout the year allow for faculty and resident social interaction.Other informal events allow for faculty and resident social interaction.

Benefits

Residents at Lenox Hill Hospital are offered numerous benefits including choices of medical insurance, dental and vision coverage, life and disability insurance, and parking and transit reimbursements. Insurance options include two choices of Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield, EPO and PPO, with the option for out-of-network benefits with the PPO plan. The EPO plan is available to residents at not cost. The PPO plan with an option for out-of-network benefits may be chosen at cost. Prescription drug plans are covered by Medco. Insurance coverage also includes reimbursements for gym memberships for residents.

The DentalGuard PPO program from Guardian covers a range of dental services both in- and out-of-network. Vision coverage is offered through United Health, which pays a benefit once every 12 months for an eye exam, and once every 24 months for eyeglasses or contacts.

Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) for health care and dependant care expenses are available.

Residents have the opportunity to participate in the hospital's 403B plans (retirement accounts).

Salary

Lenox Hill Hospital offers housestaff a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits, including health, dental, prescription drug, life insurance, disability insurance and vision care insurance.

  July 2012 July 2013 July 2014
PGY 1 59,000 63,000 65,500
PGY 2 60,500 65,000 67,500
PGY 3 62,000 67,000 69,500
PGY 4 63,500 68,500 71,500
PGY 5 65,000 70,000 72,500
PGY 6 66,500 71,500 74,000
PGY 7 69,000 73,000 75,500

Each resident is entitled to $900 meal allowance for the hospital cafeteria.

Housing

Lenox Hill's Housing portfolio consists primarily of studio apartments, with a small number of one bedroom units. Priority to each type of apartment is granted as follows below.

  • ONE BEDROOM APARTMENTS - Married/single residents with children. A waiting list is maintained by the Housing Department for those residents already in LHH housing who now meet the eligibility standard; they will be accommodated first followed by any new incoming students.
  • ALCOVE STUDIOS - Married residents followed by single residents
  • STUDIOS - single residents

All new categorical residents are given priority for Lenox Hill Hospital sponsored housing. If they are unable to be accommodates, they are eligible for a housing stipend. Preliminary Medicine residents and all Fellowship trainees are eligible to apply for housing, but will only be considered after all priority residents have been accommodated. They are not eligible for housing stipends. Housing is given on a first come first serve basis. Upon matching to an LHH program, eligible residents will be asked to declare their interest in obtaining hospital-sponsored housing by submitting a Housing Application. All rent is paid via a payroll deduction system, so the hassle of paying rent and avoiding late fees is eliminated. All apartments are conveniently located on the Upper East Side and are maintained by the hospital's Housing Department.