Resident Life



Hackensack University Medical Center is conveniently located in Hackensack, New Jersey, a 15 minute drive from New York City. Residents and attendings live within the Northern Jersey and New York area. Because of its close proximity to Manhattan, residents often explore New York during their free time. Manhattan is the epicenter of finance and culture and offers endless cultural and social activities to enjoy; whether you want to see a Broadway show, tour the Metropolitan Museum or MOMA, dine at world-class restaurants or visit Central Park, there is always something to do with your day off! Hackensack University Medical Center is minutes from MetLife stadium and is the hometown hospital for the New York Giants and physicians from HackensackUMC ED staff the Giants football games as the airway doctor. 



Emergency Medicine residents at Hackensack receive a salary that is one of the highest in the country.
PGY-1: $57,336
PGY-2: $61,222
PGY-3: $64,970
Chiefs: $68,670
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Interns each receive an iPad mini for clinical and educational use. In addition, all residents receive $200 meal cards that replenish monthly. Biannually, there are resident's wellness days during which residents and faculty enjoy some of the experiences that this area has to offer. Recent wellness days included a skiing/snowboarding day, a trip to Atlantic City, and a relaxing day on a farm.
Every year we send our intern class to SAEM and our third years to ACEP. Last year, our intern class traveled to the SAEM conference in Orlando and our third years attended ACEP in Las Vegas. In addition, residents who have presentations accepted at conferences have the cost of their attendance covered.


Residents have four weeks of paid vacation per year. 

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