Progression of Responsibility and the Senior Role

Your responsibilities as a resident will progress over the course of our program. PGY-1s concentrate on the basics of caring for patients, whereas PGY-2s learn to care for the most critically ill patients. PGY-3s add teaching to their roles, while PGY-4s learn the skills needed to manage a department through the Senior Role.

At both training sites, fourth-year residents are responsible for running a zone of the Emergency Department during their clinical shifts. All other residents and PAs in that area present their patients to the senior, who oversees care of the patients and manages patient flow. The skills developed by seniors in this role will be crucial to them as attendings. After managing zones in the fast-paced EDs in which our residents train, our graduates are prepared to work in any setting.

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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