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To be eligible for consideration in our AOA program, applicants must meet the following minimum requirements:

  1. Participate in the AOA Intern National Registration Match Program.
  2. Be scheduled to graduate from an AOA accredited college of osteopathic medicine.
  3. Remain a member in good standing of the AOA.
  4. Pass the NBOME Part I, Part II and PE.


Maimonides Medical Center residents are members of the Committee on Interns and Residents (CIR), a union representing house staff officers in the United States. Salary and benefits are discussed and arranged after a process of review and discussion in conjunction with CIR representatives. As a result, Maimonides Medical Center offers a highly competitive salary and benefits package.

The current benefits are effective January 1, 2008.

Benefits include:

  • A comprehensive medical care plan is provided through the Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield POS Plan. It is administered by the CIR. Either individual or family coverage is available for a small monthly fee.
  • Pharmacy services through co-payments.
  • Dental coverage is provided  through Guardian. There is a minor monthly fee.
  • Vision plan through CIR
  • Life, Disability, Malpractice, Travel and Accident Insurance (Group Life, short- and long-term disability insurance fully paid by the hospital)
  • Worker’s Compensation Insurance
  • 403-b Tax Sheltered Annuity Plans (Prudential and TIAA-CREF)
  • Vacation: 4 weeks annual vacation (must be approved by the chair or program director on a case-by-case basis taking into consideration academic requirements and scheduling needs of the department)
  • Medical Education Benefits:  Up to $500 in the final year of residency for conferences or board review courses.
  • Housing at discounted rents:  Residents who apply for housing are selected using a lottery system. 
  • Discounted employee parking; free parking when on-call
  • Free legal services covering immigration service and other areas
  • 11 Holidays
  • 12 Sick days
  • 1 Personal day
  • Up to 5 Bereavement days
  • 3 Marriage leave days
  • Maternity and family leave
  • 1 Paternity day
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Lab coats, lockers and free meals when on-call