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All the residents in the Department of Ophthalmology at New York Medical College are contracted with either Westchester Medical Center or Metropolitan Hospital.  Both institutions’ contracts are structured according to the Committee of Interns and Residents (CIR). 

Benefits include a competitive salary, a professional educational plan which provides $650 for each academic year (with rollover), a conference allowance of $1,500 per residency, and more.  Each hospital also maintains professional medical liability insurance for the residents. Insurance including hospitalization, health and disability are provided for the residents and their families according to the individual contracts of the hospitals. 

For more information, including the specific benefits pertinent to each contact, please visit the CIR SEIU Healthcare web pages: 

Westchester Medical Center 

Metropolitan Hospital

Eye Surgery...

also known as ocular surgery, is surgery performed on the eye or its adnexa, typically by an ophthalmologist. 

The eye is a fragile organ, and requires extreme care before, during, and after a surgical procedure. An expert eye surgeon is responsible for selecting the appropriate surgical procedure for the patient, and for taking the necessary safety precautions.