Living & Learning on Long Island

Living & Learning on Long Island

longislandLong Island is a great place to live and work, and Nassau University Medical Center’s location in the heart of suburban Nassau County puts you in the middle of it all: a wealth of cultural and recreational activities, shopping, superb restaurants, professional sporting events, and much, much more. Best of all, Manhattan and everything it has to offer is only about 45 minutes away by car or train, so NUMC residents and fellows can enjoy the perfect blend of suburban living and urban access.

Nassau County offers something for just about everyone. If golf is your sport, Long Island has dozens of private and public golf courses, including the famously challenging Bethpage Black course, site of several PGA championships. Beach lovers can choose from world-famous Jones Beach and the waters of the Atlantic, or the more placid North Shore beaches on Long Island Sound. You’ll also find sportfishing, sailing and power boating … outstanding parks, wildlife preserves and historic sites … professional live theater and concerts with major recording artists, and professional and collegiate sports – including the New York Islanders hockey team, whose home at Nassau Coliseum (also a popular concert venue) is just three miles down the road from Nassau University Medical Center.

Resident Life & Housing

The resident housing complex on the East Meadow campus will be undergoing a major redevelopment including construction and renovation activity. Please speak to the residency program director regarding housing availability.

Off-Campus Housing

Because on-campus housing is limited, NuHealth’s Housing Department helps identify off-campus housing opportunities in the immediate area and provides a $3,997 housing stipend to help defray rental costs.

General Amenities

All residents are fully covered by a self-insured professional-liability policy. Uniforms are provided and laundered at no cost, and each resident receives a wide-area pager and free parking at any NuHealth facility. Nassau University Medical Center provides a number of amenities, including a restaurant, gift shop, and ATM. A chapel and clergy provide Christian, Jewish, and Muslim religious services. NuHealth’s full-service Health Sciences Library at NUMC is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. each weekday, and subscribes to most of the major medical journals and houses more than 7,000 monographs.

Each year, NuHealth sponsors a number of different family events on the East Meadow campus of Nassau University Medical Center, including a weekly Farmer’s Market during summer and autumn. In addition, NuHealth often offers staff members reduced-rate opportunities for Broadway plays, major sporting events, concerts, and opera.

Getting Adjusted

We want your resident experience to be positive and productive, and it begins with a thorough orientation program where you will be introduced to important hospital services and staff members, learn more about your rights and privileges as a resident, and address other issues related to professional and personal life. And throughout your residency, we encourage you to bring any concerns, personal or professional, to the Department of Academic Affairs. If we can’t provide answers, we will refer you to someone who can help.