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Program Benefits

Resident on duty

The department provides various benefits and educational resources for each resident. Residents receive the standard SUNY Upstate Medical University benefits for Graduate Medical Education trainees. Those include full health & dental plans, malpractice insurance, life insurance, and retirement options.

Please go to www.suny.edu/benefits for more detailed information.

The following are benefits provided to all anesthesia residents by the department:

  • 5 paid meeting days per year and 20 vacation/sick days per year (per the American Board of Anesthesiology, residents can take a total of 60 vacation days throughout their residency)
  • Society memberships: New York State Society of Anesthesiologists (NYSSA), American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) and International Research Society (IARS
  • Journal subscriptions Anesthesia & Analgesia and Anesthesiology
  • Internet access (extensive collection of electronic journals and books that can be accessed from home)

Continuing Medical Education Support

The Anesthesia Resident Continuing Medical Education Support throughout residency training is an approximate total of $6,000/resident:

  • Written Board Review Course All CA-3 residents are sent to an annual written board review course paid for by the department (Approximately $3,000)
  • Education/Book allowance CA-1: $300 CA-2: $600 CA-3: $1,000
  • All CA-1 residents are provided with the following textbooks, e-books in addition to their education/book allowance:
    • Clinical Anesthesia Procedures of the Massachusetts General Hospital (Hurford)
    • Pharmacology and Physiology in Anesthetic Practice (Stoelting)
    • Anesthesia & Co-Existing Disease (Stoelting)
    • Clinical Anesthesia (Barash)
    • Anesthesiologists Manual of Surgical Procedures (Jaffe)
    • Fundamentals of Airway Management (Patil)
    • Miller's Anesthesia with Expert Consult (2 Volumes)
  • CA-2s & CA-3s receive the following books in their respective year:
    • CA-2: Peripheral Nerve Blocks: Principles & Practice (Hadzic)
    • CA-3: Big Blue (Jensen), Anesthesiology: Problem-Oriented Patient Management book (Yao & Artusios)
  • Rotation specific lending library

*textbooks may change depending on current anesthesia updates/practices

Current Salaries:

  • CA-1—$53,821
  • CA-2—$56,318
  • CA-3—$58,622

Money Goes Further

To give you an idea of how reasonable the cost of living is in Syracuse, we calculated how much money you would need in 12 cities with academic medical centers to equal $59,000 here.

  • $59,000 in Syracuse
  • $73,190 in Baltimore
  • $70,883 in Burlington, VT
  • $87,839 in Boston
  • $72,097 in Chicago
  • $87,881 in Los Angeles
  • $66,862 in Minneapolis
  • $79,569 in New Haven
  • $112,440 in New York City
  • $86,116 in San Diego
  • $99,523 in San Francisco
  • $73,310 in Seattle
  • $97,561 in Washington, D.C.

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