Life in New York City


Memorial Sloan Kettering is located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. We are a premier institution for oncology and part of one of the greatest concentrations of scientific and clinical expertise in the world, which includes Weill Cornell Medical College and The Rockefeller University.

Benefits and Housing

Our comprehensive benefits package (including healthcare plans) allows residents, their families, and significant others to enjoy a high quality of life.

Residents can find affordable, subsidized housing in a variety of locations and types. Many apartments are near our facilities (e.g., Roosevelt Island). Though housing is offered based on availability, every current resident who had requested housing received accommodations.

Apartment size is based on both availability and need, with preference for larger units given to residents who are married and/or have children.

During the interview process, you can request a tour of a typical unit.

Local Activities

The campus is located near some of New York City’s best stores and restaurants. There are scores of restaurants within a mile radius. It is a quick cab ride or a few subway stops to Central Park, Times Square, and Grand Central Station. Central Park offers miles of bicycling and running trails, tons of photographic opportunities, off-leash dog park areas, tennis courts, skating rinks, outdoor concerts, and more.

Our campus also borders the East River Park Promenade, which features a bicycling, running, and skating path with breathtaking views of the East River and the many bridges that connect Manhattan to Queens, the Bronx, and Brooklyn.

Many famous museums are nearby as well: the Metropolitan Museum of Artthe Whitney Museum of American Artthe Guggenheim Museumthe Frick Collectionthe Museum of the City of New York, and more.

If not within walking distance, New York City’s cultural, athletic, and entertainment resources are easily accessible using the city’s extensive public transportation system.