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.
The Mount Sinai Beth Israel Hospital
The Mount Sinai Beth Israel Hospital (MSBI) is a community site within Manhattan, one of the only remaining EDs in lower Manhattan. Here residents learn to practice in the community. Specialists are not as readily available so emergency physicians perform more of their own procedures and need to make difficult decisions regarding when patients need to be transferred. As MSBI formerly housed a residency, the faculty are enthusiastic and experienced educators.
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.