Training Sites

The strength of our clinical education program is rooted in its innovative, balanced approach to instruction and learning. Mount Sinai expands its training platform by offering Emergency Medicine residents the benefit from significant exposure to both an urban public community hospital and a voluntary university tertiary care site. As a resident, you will gain proficiency in these complementary environments—preparing you on graduation to practice anywhere.

Renovations and expansions in both Emergency Departments have enabled us to automate become "paperless": charting, ordering, retrieving lab and radiology results, and accessing old charts are all computerized.

Mount Sinai Hospital

The Mount Sinai Hospital is one of the country's oldest and largest voluntary teaching hospitals. Patients with complex medical problems come from around the country to be treated by its experts in many fields.

In the Mount Sinai Hospital Emergency Department, residents learn to treat very complicated patients across the spectrum of illness, from pulmonary hypertension to Crohn's disease to illnesses related to transplanted organs. Mount Sinai's ED receives more than 90,000 adult and pediatric patient visits yearly. The ED houses a five-bed critical care area, a dedicated ED CT scanner, and four ultrasound machines for bedside exams. Residents enjoy the use of a newly renovated lounge across from the ED.

Elmhurst Hospital Center

Many who work and train in the Elmhurst Hospital Emergency Department consider it to be one of the best-kept secrets in emergency medicine. This well-run city hospital is a major Level I Trauma center and a main source of care for a fascinating, diverse immigrant community. The ED sees about 130,000 patients per year including high volumes of both blunt and penetrating trauma.

The trauma exposure at Elmhurst is much richer than that available in many other parts of the city, including Manhattan; three other EM programs send their residents to us for trauma exposure. The ED contains a four-bed area for critical medical patients and a three-bed trauma bay. Three bedside ultrasound machines are available.

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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