Emergency Medicine Residency

Emergency Medicine Residency


Ms. Yolanda Hayes
Residency Coordinator

The Emergency Medicine Department at The Brooklyn Hospital Center is dedicated to teaching and research in Emergency Medicine. The practice of Emergency Medicine is guided by the tenets expounded by the American College of Emergency Physicians: Quality emergency care is a fundamental individual right and should be available to all who seek it.

Residency Program

Emergency Medicine Residency Training Program has a four-year format, EM-I, II, III, and IV. It is approved and fully accredited by the Residency Review Committee for Emergency Medicine of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. The program encompasses 48 months of study objectives designed to meet the special requirements for residency training in Emergency Medicine. All rotations are designed in 4-week blocks. Over the course of four years, two-thirds of the residents’ time is devoted to Emergency Department rotations (adult, pediatric, trauma).

Program Goals

  • Residents will be capable of immediate recognition and evaluation of emergency conditions with an ability to care for and resuscitate all such patients.
  • Residents will be capable of making appropriate dispositions of all patients presenting to the Emergency Department with an acute illness or injury.
  • Residents will be familiar with the management of the emergency medical system for the provision of pre-hospital emergency care.
  • Residents will have leadership and administrative skills.
  • Residents will be able to teach and pursue research in Emergency Medicine.
  • Residents will be able to monitor his or her own personal well-being.

Program Format

Research Activities

In addition to formal core curriculum lectures, journal club and literature reviews allow residents to critically review a wide variety of research methodologies. The program has a full-time research director responsible for developing and implementing research projects. During their first year, residents are expected to begin to focus on a research project. By graduation, each resident is expected to produce at least one paper for submission to a peer-reviewed journal.

How to Apply

Applications are accepted only through ERAS. Application requirements include: USMLE 1 and 2 scores, medical school transcript, 3 letters of recommendation (Academic Emergency Medicine Physicians recommended), and Dean's Letter.

Learn more about Emergency Medicine at The Brooklyn Hospital Center.

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