Emergency Medicine Residency at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s

Home to one of the most diverse patient populations in the world, training in New York City prepares our residents for any and all challenges throughout their career. The Emergency Medicine (EM) residents at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s and Mount Sinai West experience the entire spectrum of medicine and trauma in high acuity, busy urban emergency departments (ED). Our graduates are prepared to surpass the demands of any practice environment and equipped to excel both clinically and academically. However, we understand that residency is not just clinical work. We believe in a balanced and healthy approach to training which emphasizes resident well-being and lifelong learning. Our residents and faculty are unusually energetic, engaged and personally satisfied.

Mount Sinai St. Luke's and Mount Sinai West Hospitals have historic connections to the New York City as well as medical science. They have been caring for patients, serving the community, fostering medical research and innovation, and training new doctors in nearly every specialty since they first opened their doors in the 1800s. Excellent, patient-centered medical care provided with compassion and respect, regardless of ability to pay, have always been central to the mission and remain so today.

They are also teaching hospitals of the Mount Sinai Health System, one of the largest health systems in the United States. Combined, our main residency sites see over 170,000 patients each year. Our residency is an ACGME fully accredited PGY 1-3 program with 42 EM residents (increasing to 60 by July 2019) and more than 40 full-time faculty. Located on two campuses on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, we serve patients from Greenwich Village, Midtown, the Theater District, Morningside Heights and Harlem. The two campuses are 3 miles apart and our residents spend their time equally at both sites.

Our Emergency Medicine Faculty holds appointments at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and represents a diverse group of emergency physician trained throughout the country. They are passionate about teaching and provide continuous supervision while fostering increasing levels of responsibility for our residents. They have lectured nationally and internationally and published papers, books and visual media in multiple areas of EM. Many of our faculty holds advanced degrees or fellowship training including Ultrasound, Pediatric EM, Global Health, Sports Medicine, Critical Care, EMS, Wilderness Medicine, Toxicology and Research.

Choosing our program will provide you with outstanding training in emergency medicine. You will leave equipped to practice in any environment and possess the skills to become a leader in our specialty. We pride ourselves on our sense of family that is easy to join but lasts a lifetime. We believe in diversity that mirrors our environment in NYC and welcome residents from all backgrounds. The Mount Sinai Health System has been named one of the top 5 Hospitals and Health Systems by Diversity, Inc., as well as a Leader in LGBT Healthcare equality by the Human Rights Campaign. As a member of this training program, our departmental and residency leadership will take a personal interest in your education and is committed to your success and personal satisfaction in your future career.

How to Apply

Our residency program participates in the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS). In addition to the application, please include the following documents:

  • Dean's letter
  • USMLE scores
  • Transcript of grades
  • CV
  • Three letters of reference

Following receipt of the completed application, the Resident Selection Committee in the Department of Emergency Medicine notifies applicants if they will be offered an interview. If an interview is scheduled, the applicant should promptly confirm the date and time of the interview in writing. Appointments to the Emergency Medicine Residency Program are made through the National Resident Matching Program.

We welcome your questions. Please call the Emergency Medicine Residency office at (212) 523-8158. Fax (212) 523-8000.