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.
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).
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.
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.ShareThis 
The program includes five hours per week of didactic conferences, in addition to work rounds and bedside teaching. Residents are excused from clinical responsibilities during all rotations in order to attend conferences, which are held every Wednesday from 9:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M.. Conferences include:
EM I residents begin, literally, as students. Residents are given an intense exposure to the basic skills that are the foundation of the practice of Emergency Medicine. They are given a clear sense of how each rotation meets the goals of becoming an emergency physician. Residents learn the overall orientation and approach of the emergency physician, grow comfortable in the Emergency Department setting, and begin to manage acutely ill or injured patients.
EM II residents begin to acquire the breadth of clinical experiences necessary for a successful education. Residents are expected to be able to initiate management of most types of patient problems, and they assume greater responsibility for larger numbers of patients at an individualized speed. Rotations outside the Emergency Department in both the second and third year reflect a variety of increasingly focused and intense experiences that meet specific goals of training.
EM III residents continue to acquire breadth of experience. With experience comes maturity of skill and judgement. EM III residents are able to make disposition decisions, assume leadership in resuscitations, and by the end of the third year, they should be able to manage all aspects of care for most patient problems.
The EM IV year allows residents significant teaching, administrative and supervisory experience. Residents not only continue to acquire clinical experience, but they also have ample opportunity to refine their personal, interactive styles.