Emergency Medicine Education

Our educational programs are widely recognized for leading in innovation in clinical care, education and research. We offer two residencies in emergency medicine as well as clinical, administrative, education and research fellowships.

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 Mount Sinai Morningside and Mount Sinai West offers fellows a unique clinical environment that is large in volume, high in acuity, international in diversity, and representative of virtually every type of injury and illness.

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.

Our Medical Informatics Fellowship at The Mount Sinai Hospital enables fellows to learn about electronic health records, from choosing a vendor to implementation to administration and maintenance.

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.


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

Our Mount Sinai Emergency Medicine Research Career Development (K12 ) Program is a vibrant research training program designed to produce individuals who succeed as independently funded researchers.

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 14 clinical shifts, students are exposed to a wide variety of cases including dedicated shifts in critical care, trauma, and geriatric emergency medicine. Students act as sub-interns during this rotation and are primary care givers for their patients, developing skills in differential diagnosis, assessment, and EM-specific procedures.

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, 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.

Tim Walther, MD
Visiting Student Director
Assistant Clerkship Director

Braden Hexom, MD
Clerkship Director

Vitaly Acosta 
Clerkship Coordinator

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

Our medical student rotation is four weeks long and runs on the same academic schedule as the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. It is designed to be primarily a clinical rotation with supplemental educational events.

This rotation is currently only offered to fourth-year medical students. Rotating students should have completed pre-requisite rotations in other core specialties and be well versed in those other specialties. We treat our rotation as a sub-internship and the expectation is that our rotators will as well. All patient care is to be directed by our rotating students where appropriate in conjunction with a supervising attending physician.

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. Students are expected to see patients independently, create focused differential diagnoses relevant to emergency medicine, and to direct the appropriate work up and treatment plans as well as dispositions for all their patients.

Research Associates

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.