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Emergency Medicine Residency Curriculum

The Emergency Medicine Residency at NYU Long Island School of Medicine is a three-year program that trains emergency medicine physicians to provide the highest level of care to their patients and pursue a career in the setting of their choosing. Starting in July 2023, we will train 6 residents per year, with a full cohort comprising 18 residents.

Emergency Medicine Residency program aims include the following:

  • provide a rigorous training environment and resources to prepare graduates to practice in any clinical environment within the field of emergency medicine, including academic and community settings
  • produce compassionate and engaged physicians who care about and advocate for their patients and communities
  • prepare graduates with the skills necessary to take on leadership roles in emergency medicine
  • provide mentorship to residents in their development of critical skills in the pursuit of lifelong, self-directed learning
  • recruit residency candidates representative of diverse backgrounds with a passion for emergency medicine

The residency program is overseen by L. Carlos Zapata, MD, program director, and Alexandra L. Ortego, MD, and Christine DeSanno, DO, assistant program directors.

Clinical Training Sites

Our residents train across Long Island, Manhattan, and Brooklyn, gaining experience with a diverse population of patients in a variety of healthcare settings. Clinical training sites include the Emergency Department at NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island, NYU Langone Health—Cobble Hill, and the NYC Poison Control Center.

Clinical Rotations

Our rotation schedule is divided into 13 4-week blocks per postgraduate year (PGY), which includes 1 block of vacation.

Our work schedule adheres to the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and New York State duty-hour regulations. An in-house attending physician is available 24 hours per day, 7 days a week for direct supervision and consultation as needed.

Emergency Medicine Residency Rotation Schedule

PGY-1

Rotation Site Number of Blocks
Orientation NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island 1
Adult Emergency Department NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island 5.5
Pediatric Emergency Department NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island 2
Labor and Delivery NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island 0.5
Orthopedics and Hand NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island 1
Ultrasound and Anesthesia NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island 1
Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU) NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island 1
Vacation None 1

PGY-2

Rotation Site Number of Blocks
Adult Emergency Medicine and Pediatric Emergency Medicine NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island 7
Trauma NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island 1
Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island 1
Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU) NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island 1
Emergency Medical Services and Adult/Pediatric Emergency Medicine NYU Langone Health—Cobble Hill 1
Toxicology NYC Poison Control Center and NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island 0.5
Two-Week Selective NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island 0.5
Vacation None 1

PGY-3

Rotation Site Number of Blocks
Adult Emergency Medicine and Pediatric Emergency Medicine NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island 7.5
Observation NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island 0.5
Administration, Teaching, and Ultrasound NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island 1
Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (CVICU) NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island 1
Adult Emergency Medicine and Pediatric Emergency Medicine NYU Langone Health—Cobble Hill 1
Four-Week Elective Various 1
Vacation None 1

For residents interested in applying to post-residency fellowships, our faculty is available to help prepare fellowship applications.

Didactic Experience

The Department of Emergency Medicine is committed to providing an expansive didactic learning environment to enhance residents’ clinical experience. The didactic experience includes the following:

  • core content lectures and workshops
  • grand rounds
  • journal club
  • morbidity, mortality, and improvement conference
  • ultrasound workshops
  • simulation lab
  • procedure lab
  • quality assurance and improvement
  • board review
  • administration and career longevity workshops
  • joint conferences with other departments
  • regional education events, ALLNYC

Every Wednesday, residents and faculty meet for five hours of didactic education that includes lectures by faculty, residents, and guests; workshops; discussion groups; and simulation labs.

Research Opportunities

As part of the greater NYU community, NYU Long Island School of Medicine aims to graduate academic physicians who become leaders in their chosen field. During training, emergency medicine residents are expected to complete an approved scholarly project. Residents work with the Emergency Department Director of Research and Scholarship, Suchismita Datta, MD, who will advise them in choosing a scholarly project. Residents are also matched with a faculty mentor with compatible scholarly interests to help guide them through the completion of their project.

Throughout training, residents have access to NYU Long Island School of Medicine’s Biostatistics Core for assistance in areas such as study design, sample size, and interpretation of data. The librarians at the NYU Long Island School of Medicine’s Hollis Health Sciences Library are also available for guidance and consultation of literature reviews. Residents are encouraged to present their research at a variety of local, regional, and national scientific meetings.