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Resident Life


Residents receive four calendar weeks of paid vacation per year.

Educational Leave

PGY-2,3 and 4 residents are eligible for one week of education leave annually to attend local or national scientific or medical meetings or conferences.

Maternity Leave

Six weeks of paid maternity leave is available under medical disability coverage. Additional unpaid leave is available under the Family Leave Act up to a combined total of 12 weeks.

Paternity Leave

Fathers are eligible for up to one week of paid paternity leave.


Residents who wish to earn additional income through elective outside professional opportunities are permitted to do so following the first half of the PGY-2 year. This requires the approval of the Program Director, based on satisfactory discharge of his/her clinical responsibilities and educational progress. Although a New York State medical license is not required for residency training, it is required for any additional professional activities.

Business Cards

Printed business cards are provided for all residents, PGY-2 year and above.

Book Allowance

Books are provided for residents in the core didactics:


Synopsis of Psychiatry

Concise Guide to Evidence Based Psychiatry

Introduction to Supportive Psychotherapy

Interview Guide for Evaluation DSM-IV Psychiatric Disorders and the Mental Status Examination

Internal Medicine Intern Survival Guide

Neurology Intern Survival Guide


Cognitive Therapy: Basics and Beyond

Essential Psychopharmacology

PGY-3 Essentials of Schizophrenia

Professional Stipend

Residents are provided with a professional stipend that can be used for attendance at conferences, books, licensure fees, exam fees, etc.

  • PGY-1 - $150
  • PGY-2 - $250
  • PGY-3 - $250
  • PGY-4 - $350

Travel Allowance

$500 is available for residents presenting at a national conference.


A computer is provided in each resident office. Computers are linked to a network printer and/or an in-office printer.


Residents participate in Fall and Spring off-site retreats, organized by the Chief Resident. These retreats give residents time to spend together as a group; to develop policy recommendations and feedback concerning the program to the Residency Curriculum Committee and to discuss education and career opportunities.

Education Resource Room

The Department of Psychiatry provides this multidisciplinary room for psychiatry residents, ACGME fellows, psychology doctoral interns and psychology postdoctoral fellows in our accredited programs. It offers a large, comfortable gathering place complete with a small conference table, three computer, a color printer, a network printer, refrigerator, microwave, cable television with DVD player and an extensive collection of reference and library books. It also has a separate, quiet, comfortable room for studying, reading and viewing video materials.

Edward G. Miner Library

As the education and resource center of the University of Rochester Medical Center, the Miner Library offers a full range of services. Visit the library's website at Miner Library.

Resident Lunches

Every Tuesday at noon, residents come together for a department-sponsored lunch to discuss business, clinical or personal development matters. Once a month the Program Director and Co-Director join the lunch. The Department Chair and Associate Chair attend the lunch on a quarterly basis.


Comfortable offices equipped with a computer are provided for each resident. PGY-1 and PGY-2 residents share offices. PGY-3 and PGY-4 residents have individual offices.

Electronic Medical Records

All hospital inpatient and outpatient records are on an electronic medical record system.

US Postal Office Substation

The substation, inside the Medical Center, gives you a convenient place to purchase stamps and send priority mail and packages.

Banking Facilities

A branch of Chase Manhattan Bank is located inside the Medical Center. ATMs are located conveniently throughout the Medical Center

Lab Coats and Scrubs

Lab coats and/or scrubs are provided by the GME Office and monogrammed by the Department of Psychiatry.