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Benefits & Resident Life


Westchester Medical Center residents are members of the nation's largest housestaff union, the Committee of Interns and Residents (CIR).
Our membership grants access to numerous privileges. Our current salary is as follows:
PGY 1   $59,000 $63,000 $64,260
PGY 2 $65,000 $66,300 $67,626
PGY 3  $68,000 $69,360 $70,747 

View more resident salary and benefit information.

For more information on CIR, please visit www.cirseiu.org.

Other benefits enjoyed by our residents include:

  • Annual day-long workshops (topics include leadership, patient safety, career planning, and financial management)
  • Stipends to travel to conferences 
  • Pediatric Advanced life Support (PALS) and Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) training
  • Hospital-wide online access to UpToDate and numerous peer-reviewed journals, including The New England Journal of Medicine, Pediatrics, and The Lancet

View the WMC Housestaff Contract‌.

Resident-Run Initiatives

ChefMD: Our monthly cooking club
Buddy Program: A voluntary program to match interns with seniors and help ease the transition into residency
Diversity Initiative: Resident-led discussions about current issues in the community and world
Advocacy Day: An annual visit to Albany, our state capital, to meet with local leaders and politicians

Resident Life

Our program prides itself on establishing close bonds as co-residents from day one. From our intensive orientation to the final days at the graduation dinner, we truly become a family.

Follow us on Instagram @westpeds to see our daily happenings! 

‌Maria Fareri Children's Hospital (MFCH) is located in Westchester County, New York. We are in the historic Hudson Valley region, 30 miles north of New York City, and surrounded by the gorgeous Hudson River and Long Island Sound.

Westchester citizens enjoy a vibrant night-life, celebrations of history and heritage, water activities, outdoor recreation, fine dining, and numerous family-friendly activities.

New York City is directly south of Westchester County, and Grand Central Station can be reached from MFCH by a 30 minute drive or a 25 minute train ride. Often called "the city that never sleeps", NYC offers a variety of activities such as a picnic in Central Park, cityscapes on the "Top-of-the Rock" at Rockefeller Center, Broadway shows, the Bronx Zoo, professional sports (the Yankees, the Knicks, the Rangers, the Giants, and the Jets), concerts, and some of the best and most diverse restaurants in the world.

Quick access to New York City is only one of the benefits to living in Westchester County. MFCH is a quick 5 minute drive away from White Plains, which is the commercial and cultural hub of Westchester County. It offers an active night-life, fine dining, performance arts, great living accommodations, and many shopping centers.

For those seeking an active life-style, the Hudson Valley offers plenty of outdoor activities and stunning views of the Hudson River.

Bear Mountain State Park is a 40 minute drive north of MFCH. Located on the west bank of the Hudson River, this park offers hiking, biking and cross-country ski trails along the Appalachian Trial, shaded picnic and camping areas, and opportunities for lake and river fishing. Rockefeller state park is a 1,233 acre park, which offers 20 miles of trails through open meadows, dense forests, meandering rivers, and wetlands. Activities include horse-back riding, trail running, nature walks, bird-watching, and sport fishing. Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture, located within walking distance of Rockefeller state park, is an 80 acre farm and educational center that promotes sustainable agriculture, local food, and community-supported farms. Located in Westchester and closed to New York City, it allows people who primarily live in urban and suburban settings to experience a working farm.

There are also many beaches lining the Hudson River, Long Island Sound, and Atlantic Ocean, all within easy driving distance from MFCH.

For those with an interest in local history, Westchester County is home to the many historic mansions, built by some of the most famous American families in the early twentieth century, and they are open for the public to enjoy. To name a few: Sunnyside Mansion, home to the American author Washington Irving, Lyndhurst mansion, owned by railroad tycoon Jay Gould, and Kykuit mansion, former home of the rich and powerful Rockefeller family. The Hudson Valley also offers numerous historic and cultural festivals throughout the year, including the "Horseman's Hollow" in Sleepy Hollow and the "Clearwater's Great Hudson River Revival" Music Festival in Croton-on-Hudson.

Westchester has everything you'll need for creating a wonderful living experience.


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Our Life in Pictures 


                                               Halloween 2016                                                                                                 Monthly psychosocial rounds

                                                Casting workshop                                                                                                     Watching the eclipse                        
                                          Class of 2020 at dinner                                                                                                   Advocacy Day 2017  
                                  Program retreat at a ropes course                                                                       Free Soul Cycle class (thank you, chiefs!)                                       
SquarePedsChefMed2017                                                                 Race time!                                                                                                ChefMD, our monthly cooking club