Emergency Medicine Education

The Education Division is a collaboration among a dedicated group of educators across our system. Our faculty are involved in the curriculum of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, as well as two EM residency training programs and a host of other adult education offerings. We work with resources within each of our emergency departments across our system, as well as multi-specialty educational organizations throughout Mount Sinai, to promote best practices in education, scholarly work, and faculty development.

Our Emergency Medicine Residency at The Mount Sinai Hospital provides residents with strong clinical training along with additional skills and knowledge that will serve as the foundation of a rich, multi-dimensional career.

Our Emergency Medicine Residency at Mount Sinai Morningside and Mount Sinai West is a program where the faculty and residents care deeply about their patients as well as their education.

Our Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship at The Mount Sinai Hospital is built upon a foundation of clinical excellence, cutting-edge research, administrative experience, and education.

Our Global Health Fellowship at Mount Sinai Morningside and Mount Sinai West is a unique two-year fellowship that focuses on training fellows to develop the adult and pediatric clinical skills and knowledge to address the global impact of a broad range of conditions.

The Medical Informatics Fellowship at The Mount Sinai Hospital provides a broad and extensive variety of environments for training in “real world” clinical informatics. It is the intersection of Clinical Informatics with Clinical Care that makes for the best training experience, so both must be excellent. In recognition of its innovative use of information technology to improve value-based health care, the Mount Sinai Health System was named a 2016 “Most Wired™” organization by the American Hospital Association and the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives.

Our Pediatrics Emergency Medicine Fellowship trains physicians to provide compassionate, evidenced-based, up-to-date emergency care for children.

Our Simulation Fellowship at Mount Sinai Morningside and Mount Sinai West is designed to provide advanced training in the emerging field of simulation-based medical education.

Our Emergency Medicine STAR Center Simulation Fellowship at Mount Sinai Hospital focuses on medical students, emergency medicine residents and faculty, and interprofessional team training. This fellowship is designed to provide academic and hands-on training to simulation-based education.

The Sports Medicine Fellowship at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai was the first ACGME-accredited physical medicine and rehabilitation sports medicine program in the tri-state area. It is affiliated with the physical medicine and rehabilitation department, with training faculty from multiple specialties including Physiatry, Emergency Medicine, Orthopedics, Radiology, Neuropsychology, Exercise Physiology, and Nutrition.

The Mount Sinai Critical Care Fellowship is among the oldest in the nation, and accepts applicants from ACGME-accredited Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine training programs.

Our Emergency Medicine Administration Fellowship is a unique one-year fellowship designed to provide advanced training in all aspects of ED operations and management. The goal is to provide the fellow with the tools necessary to take a junior level ED administrative position on graduation and effectively improve the clinical operations of their chosen institution.

Our Mount Sinai Clinician Scientist Training Program in Emergency Care Research ensures that a diverse and highly trained workforce is available to assume leadership roles related to biomedical, behavioral, and clinical research agenda.

Emergency Medicine Student Rotations at Mount Sinai/Elmhurst

The Department of Emergency Medicine welcomes students interested in pursuing Emergency Medicine to participate in its senior Emergency Medicine (EM) elective. Students rotate at both The Mount Sinai Hospital as well as Elmhurst Hospital Center.

The combined experience of working in a tertiary care academic medical center and a public level 1 trauma center make this rotation an exciting and incredibly diverse clinical experience. Over the course of 10 clinical shifts, students are exposed to a wide variety of cases including dedicated shifts in critical care and trauma. Students act as sub-interns during this rotation and are primary providers for their patients, developing skills in differential diagnosis, assessment, and EM-specific procedures. Our students will also participate in 2 telemedicine shifts alongside our EM faculty, gaining first-hand experience in modern emergency medicine.

Weekly didactic sessions are designed to augment clinical knowledge and are focused on emergent management of critical illness. The innovative curriculum emphasizes simulation and hands-on skill development rather than standard classroom lectures. Topics for these dedicated lab sessions include suturing, ultrasound, cardiac arrest, acute respiratory distress, and trauma. Interested students must be fourth year (senior) medical students or have completed their core clinical clerkships and be considering residency in Emergency Medicine. Rotations begin on Monday and last four weeks, consistent with the master medical school calendar. Students must attend the Monday orientation and be available during the entire four-week rotation.

Applications are taken through the Visiting Student Application Service (VSAS). Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Morningside, and Mount Sinai West have their own application and selection process. See their websites for additional information regarding these programs. For additional information, contact: SinaiEM.elective@gmail.com.

Micah Nite, MD
Visiting Student Director
Assistant Clerkship Director

Shefali Trivedi, MD
Clerkship Director

Vitaly Acosta
Clerkship Coordinator
vitaly.acosta@mountsinai.org

Emergency Medicine Student Rotations at Mount Sinai Morningside and Mount Sinai West

The Department of Emergency Medicine welcomes 4th year medical students to participate in its senior Emergency Medicine (EM) elective.
Rotating students should have completed prerequisite rotations in other core specialties and be well versed in those other specialties. Students rotate at Mount Sinai Morningside, a Level 1 Trauma Center in uptown Manhattan serving a diverse community population with a separate pediatric EM department, as well as Mount Sinai West, the only hospital on the west side of lower Manhattan, serving a diverse population including tourists, businesspersons, and underserved patients.

Our rotation is designed to be a clinical experience, thus most of the student’s time is spent working in our emergency department, with hands-on teaching and learning. Over the course of 12 clinical shifts, students function as sub-interns and primary care givers for their patients, developing skills in differential diagnosis, assessment, and EM-specific procedures. Students are expected to see patients independently, create focused differential diagnoses relevant to emergency medicine, and direct the appropriate work up and treatment plans as well as dispositions for all their patients. Students are assigned to work directly with attending physicians boarded in emergency medicine.

Weekly didactic sessions are offered in conjunction with the residency conference with independent student break-out sessions. Sub-specialization in emergency medicine is highlighted through teaching sessions with our Simulation and Ultrasound divisions as well as an EMS ride-along.

The rotation is four weeks long and runs on the same academic schedule as the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Students must attend the Monday orientation and be available during the entire four-week rotation.

Requirements

The rotation is structured around 15 clinical workdays:

Orientation Day: held on the first of each month; includes an introductory Procedure Shift. Attendance is mandatory.

12 clinical shifts in the Emergency Department (which must be completed during the month block)

EMS ride-along

There are also Educational Experiences throughout the month:

Resident Conferences
Every Wednesday from 9am-1:30pm followed by a student break-out session; attendance and participation is expected

Simulation Session
Small group simulation case led by the simulation fellows that varies based on the month

Resident Lecture
A student-focused lecture or hands-on procedure lab, guided by one of our senior residents

Ultrasound Conference
A monthly didactic and hands-on learning session specifically focused toward students and emergency medicine use of ultrasound

Trauma Lecture
High-yield trauma topics discussed by the department chair, a nationally recognized trauma expert

Director’s Rounds
Each student must present a case seen during their rotation. This is an informal group discussion and teaching session.

Educational Experiences

Resident Conferences
The resident’s weekly educational conference is interactive, exciting, evidence-based and rigorous. It takes place every Wednesday from 9am-1:30pm, attendance and participation is expected.

Simulation Session
A single session of a small group taken through a simulation case that varies based on the month. This is run by our simulation division and fellowship.

Resident Lecture
A single student-focused lecture or hands-on procedure lab, guided by one of our senior residents.

Ultrasound Conference
A monthly didactic and hands-on learning session specifically focused toward students and emergency medicine use of ultrasound. The conference is run by our ultrasound division and their topnotch staff and fellows.

Director’s Rounds
Each student must present a case seen during their rotation. This is an informal group discussion and teaching session. This conference usually takes place on the fourth Thursday of each month and participation is mandatory.

How to Apply
If you wish to apply for the Medical Student elective, please visit the registration page.
If you have any further questions, please contact: Ericka Salas at ericka.salas@mountsinai.org

Jamie Edelstein, MD
Christopher Richardson, MD
Medical Student Clerkship Directors

Our Emergency Medicine Research Training Program is a year-round research training program for undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, medical, and graduate students.

The Sinai Research Associates program is a clinical research assistant program in the Emergency Departments of The Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Morningside, and Mount Sinai West. The program enables mostly undergraduate students to prepare for their future careers in research.

The primary responsibility of academic associates is to assist ongoing research projects to improve emergency care, bring greater precision to the practice of emergency medicine, and improve the quality of care. Observation of emergency department procedures, resuscitations, and general care is an integrated part of the experience, and in some cases required for execution of research enrollment.