Emergency Medicine Residency at The Mount Sinai Hospital

Through training at Mount Sinai’s complementary, high-volume and high-acuity clinical sites our residents graduate prepared to work anywhere.  We offer rich opportunities in all areas of emergency medicine, along with generous elective time and mentoring from our dedicated faculty, allowing residents to participate in cutting-edge projects.

Our senior specialty tracks, or "mini-fellowships," allow you to develop extra skills and knowledge in an area of interest, setting the foundation for a multidimensional career.

As a result, our graduates consistently obtain sought-after academic, private, and fellowship positions wherever they choose to go after training, including the nation's tightest job markets.

Our PGY-1 – PGY-4 format enables residents to gain strong clinical training while allowing them to develop further in areas of clinical or non-clinical interest. Thus, our graduates are not only excellent clinicians but already have the foundation for a rich, multi-dimensional career. A system of graduated responsibility leads to expertise in both clinical care, including for the most critical patients, and an ability to manage the flow in a busy department.

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One of the strengths of our program is that we have an optimal mix of clinical sites, preparing our graduates to practice in any environment. Our residents do their emergency department (EDs) rotations at a world-renowned tertiary care site, a busy city hospital that the New Yorker called “the best place to train in medicine”, and a site where residents learn the aspects of practice more common to community emergency medicine.

The Mount Sinai Hospital

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. The ED receives more than 100,000 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.

Mount Sinai Hospital-Queens

We spend time at Mount Sinai Hospital-Queens during PGY3 and 4 to gain exposure to true community practice, informing residents' decisions about the type of practice they want to pursue after residency. MSH-Q is run by a small, close-knit group of faculty and PAs in a smaller hospital than our other sites, but still a busy one with high acuity. There are not as many consultants easily available, and practice includes the need to make decisions about transferring patients.

Elmhurst Hospital Center

Many who work and train in the Elmhurst Hospital Emergency Department consider it one of the best-kept secrets in Emergency Medicine. This hospital is a major Level I Trauma center and a main source of care for a 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.

We offer specialized training in the following areas of focus:

  • Administration
  • Critical Care
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion/Social Emergency Medicine
  • EMS/Disaster Medicine
  • Global Health
  • Health Policy
  • Informatics
  • Medical Education/Simulation
  • Pediatrics
  • Quality Improvement
  • Research
  • Sports Medicine
  • Toxicology
  • Ultrasound
  • Wilderness Medicine

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We offer a number of benefits as part of the Emergency Medicine Residency at The Mount Sinai Hospital.

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We accept applications only through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). We offer 25 PGY 1 matched positions.

All residency positions are matched through the National Resident Matching Program.

Application Requirements:

  • ERAS Application
  • Dean's Medical Student Performance Evaluation Letter (MSPE)
  • Medical School Transcript
  • Three or four letters of recommendation, at least one must be an Emergency Medicine Standardized Letter of Evaluation (SLOE) from an Emergency Medicine Physician
  • Personal Statement
  • Step 1 Medical Examination Scores (USMLE)
  • Photo

Deadlines and Interview Scheduling:

  • Only complete applications will be reviewed. The deadline for your application is November 15. Applications received after this date will not be considered.
  • Interviews are by invitation only and will be scheduled on Mondays, Fridays and one Saturday in November, December, and January.