BronxCare Health System

Ophthalmology Residency: Benefits


The current CIR resident salaries are as follows:


*note: A meal allowance of an additional $1,500 is prorated on top of the salaries listed above – this is additional to the on-call vouchers.

Union Benefits:  

Union Benefits through the CIR (Committee of Interns and Residents) include Health (with full family coverage), Dental, Optical, Life, Disability, and Legal services at no additional cost to the resident.

Vacation policy and medical, family, personal and educational leaves:  

Each resident is entitled to 20 days of vacation per year. Requests must be submitted to the future chief resident prior to June for the upcoming academic year. The schedule is made based on seniority. No two residents may be on vacation the same week.

In compliance with the CIR agreement with our institution, residents are entitled to 12 sick days per academic year, and 2 personal days.

Residents are entitled to family, medical, personal and educational leaves of absence subject to approval by the program director.

Book and Technology Allowance:  

Residents are entitled to receive up to $660 annually for educational material, which can be used to acquire books, a smartphone, or a tablet device. In addition, the BCSC series is provided to incoming residents by the department.

Educational Resources:  

Library services are available within the department at the BronxCare Health System Center Library 24/7 and through the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai available with remote access.  

Residents also have access to the AAO resident hub an online educational platform that is an essential resource for effective online learning.


A conference allowance of $1,075 per year is available to each senior resident.  In addition, if a resident of any year is presenting at a conference, the department will reimburse expenses up to a maximum of $1,400.00.


Monthly garage parking can be deducted pre-tax.


Vending machine and café vouchers for on-call use.

Transport reimbursement for car service between BronxCare Health System and SBH Health System for inter-institutional overnight calls requiring an ophthalmology resident involved in an emergency consult at BronxCare who is called to see an emergency at SBH, and vice versa.

Board Review:  

$400 Board review reimbursement for senior residents.