Conferences and Didactics

We hold formal conferences every Wednesday. Restructured work schedules enable our residents to attend these conferences, and we make every attempt to avoid their having to work the preceding night as well.

Conference features [Remove/Do not link this to the extranet site previously linked. External visitors cannot access] include:

  • An outstanding regular series of Grand Rounds speakers from across the country
  • Joint conferences with neurologists, cardiologists, and surgeons to discuss areas of overlapping interest
  • Monthly journal club
  • Faculty lectures on core curricular topics
  • Regular lectures on electrocardiography, radiology, research design/statistics, toxicology, disaster medicine, and wellness
  • Case reviews
  • Monthly simulation exercises

We conduct morning teaching rounds daily at each clinical site. During these, a resident presents a case with a discussion and faculty contributes extra teaching points.

A third-year teaching resident is available on weekday afternoons at Mount Sinai to guide junior residents through difficult procedures and to supplement the bedside teaching provided by the attendings. Because they do not have clinical responsibilities, teaching residents also have time to investigate interesting clinical questions that arise during a shift.

Contact Us

Claribel Velasquez
Residency Coordinator
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Tel: 212-824-8069
Fax: 212-731-7325

Kaushal H. Shah, MD
Associate Professor
Residency Director
Department of Emergency Medicine
Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai
One Gustave Levy Place, Box 1620
New York, NY 10029
Tel: 212-824-8069
Fax: 646-537-9317

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