NBI Medical Residency

Resident Salary

Effective 11/1/21, resident salaries are as follows:

PGY-1 = $61,749
PGY-2 = $65, 934
PGY-3 = $69, 970
PGY-4 = $74,056
PGY-5 = $76, 022
PGY-6 = $77, 976
PGY-7 = $79, 884
PGY-8 = $81,750
PGY-9 = $83,618
Residents will be paid on a bi-weekly basis.


Residents are entitled to four (4) weeks of vacation per academic year, (20 working days). Unused vacation does not accrue from year to year.


The institution provides Professional Liability coverage for all residents employed by Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. Residents are covered for all duties within the scope of their program. Such coverage will provide legal defense and protection against awards and claims reported or filed after completion of the program if the alleged acts or omissions of the resident is within the scope of the program.


Life insurance is provided and is equal to 1 times your annual salary at no expense to the resident. Accidental Death and Dismemberment is also provided and is equal to 1 times your annual salary. Additional insurance may be purchased for yourself, spouse and children.


Short Term Disability Insurance (66% of salary), Long Term Disability (60% of salary) and Social Security Plus is available. Additional contributory disability insurance may be obtained.


Resident Health Insurance is provided via RWJBarnabas Health. The coverage begins at the onset of your residency. Details are available through the Human Resources Department and the Employee Benefit packet.


The policy shall be in accordance with state, federal and institutional guidelines.

Residents may request and be granted a LOA (in circumstances discussed below) for up to 12 weeks.

Types of LOA:

  • Self Care – Self care refers to a leave of absence for a serious health condition which makes one unable to perform his/her job. Examples of self care leave include pregnancy (with medical certification) and other serious health conditions (also with medical certification). A resident in need of a LOA for self care is entitled to 12 weeks of “job protection” meaning that he/she is restored to his/her previous position without loss of benefits.
  • Family Care – Family care refers to leaves of absence for the purpose of providing care for a spouse, child or parent with a serious health condition. A resident in need of a LOA for family care is entitled to 12 weeks of “job protection.” Family care leave is unpaid; however PTO time may be used.
  • Child Care – Child care LOA refers to the birth or adoption of a child. A child care leave must be taken at the time of the birth/adoption and comes with 12 weeks of job protection. Child care leave is unpaid; however, PTO time may be used.
  • Personal – LOAs for reasons other than the above are not an entitlement. In the event that a resident needs a personal LOA, he/she must make a written request to the Program Director. Personal leave is unpaid.

Effects of LOA on completing the residency:

It is critical that a resident who is considering taking a LOA understand the specific requirements of their specialty board with regard to the length of time leading to board admissibility. In the event that a specialty program or board requirements are more restrictive than the institutional policy, the resident will need to satisfy the residency or board requirements before completing the program (i.e., make up missed time.)

In the event that a resident misses more than 25 days per year, averaged over the length of the residency (e.g., 75 days over a three-year program) the resident will be required to extend the program to cover the time missed. Exceptions to this requirement may be granted only with the support of the program director and written approval of the resident’s specialty board.


Residents are provided “On-Call Rooms” for overnight duty. It is the responsibility of the institution to maintain these rooms.


Parking is provided free of charge to residents employed by Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. Residents are strongly encouraged to park within the secured lot at all times.


The Medical Center will purchase for all incoming residents: 2 lab coats and 2 pairs of scrubs. (These scrubs are for non-sterile areas only.)


Meals are provided free to Resident Physicians who are on call. The maximum per meal is $6.00.