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.

The Simulation and Medical Education Fellowship at The Mount Sinai Hospital is a two-year fellowship covering aspects of medical education in undergraduate, residency, and faculty learning. The fellowship includes a master’s degree in education and in depth learning on simulation theory and technique.

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

The Mount Sinai Department of Emergency Medicine has a strong commitment to its educational mission, and to developing the faculty needed to achieve that mission. Educational development and dissemination training across multiple health care areas. We are actively involved in teaching medical students, residents, fellows, faculty, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, pre-hospital personnel, and other health care professionals. We offer two residency programs, training 160 residents. This makes us the largest emergency medicine training consortium in the country. Our fellowships in medical education, simulation, pediatrics, global health, and emergency ultrasound are highly competitive.

In 2016, the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai created the Clinician Executive Medicine Program, seeded by a one-million-dollar grant from the Dean’s office. The goal of CEMED is to provide the infrastructure needed to promote career development for clinicians and educators. A steering committee of nationally recognized clinician educators leads CEMED, helping the program develop mentoring activities and provide ongoing courses for educators to refine and develop new skills and enhance knowledge. CEMED has enabled a preponderance of faculty in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Mount Sinai to find academic success, as measured by funding, publication, promotion, and national leadership in the field of medical education. Our faculty members have published more than 1,000 peer-reviewed articles, 250-plus book chapters, and more than 40 books. Faculty members are engaged in innovative ways to disseminate knowledge including podcasts and Free Open Access Meducation presentations. 

The Mount Sinai Emergency Medicine faculty play key roles in multiple education-focused societies, committees, and editorial boards. There are more professors and associate professors in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Icahn Mount Sinai School of Medicine than in any other major teaching center in New York City. CEMED has shown success in all the key metrics of education and continues to be a creative force in shaping the future of emergency medical education

The Department of Emergency Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai strives to fulfill its mission and vision.

Mission: To provide the infrastructure needed to promote faculty development and emergency medicine education through collaboration, innovation, and dissemination.

Vision: To develop an academic core of excellence that:

  • Serves as a resource for educators and enhances their career development
  • Develops tomorrow's leaders in emergency medicine education
  • Provides the tools and resources in a physical and virtual space to allow for collaborative progress
  • Formally studies how best to teach and then assesses the impact of education on patient care, safety, and outcomes

The Clinician Executive Medicine Program (CEMED) is involved in a wide variety of activities including:

  • Monitoring faculty engagement and helping match faculty resource requirements to appropriate system resources to enhance productivity and guide faculty promotion
  • Assisting faculty members in developing their teaching portfolios by offering teaching workshops, structured objective feedback, and assistance in obtaining local and national opportunities in education
  • Developing and implementing a system of mentoring opportunities and strategies for faculty, including workshops on writing, curriculum development, assessment, lecturing, and non-federal grant writing
  • Overseeing coordination of continuing medical education conferences and grand rounds as well as virtual, written, and other pedagogical approaches
  • Developing special projects and collaborations focused on education and faculty development with third parties (e.g., nonprofits and pharmaceutical companies) to enhance both funding and community outreach
  • Seeking philanthropy to support our mission in education

Meet the Team

Our team of experts works together to provide state-of-the-art patient care and excellence in education for our students.

Director: Andy Jagoda, MD, FACEP

Steering Committee:

For further information about CEMED please contact:

Andy Jagoda, MD, FACEP
Professor and Chair Emeritus
Director, CEMED
Icahn School of Medicine
Mount Sinai Health System
Office: 212 824-8050
E-mail: Andy.jagoda@mssm.edu

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.