Emergency Medicine Residency at Mount Sinai St. Luke's and Mount Sinai West

The Emergency Medicine Residency at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s and Mount Sinai West is a program where the faculty and residents care deeply about their patients as well as their education. As the major hospitals for the entire west side of Manhattan, we have one of the most diverse patient populations in the world. As a result you will experience the full spectrum of medicine and trauma in a high acuity, busy emergency department (ED).

Our graduates are prepared to surpass the demands of any practice environment and equipped to excel both clinically and academically. Our philosophy centers on a balanced and healthy approach to training that emphasizes resident well-being. Our residents and faculty are happy, energetic, and engaged. The weekly educational conference is interactive, exciting, evidence-based and rigorous.

Our training also offers you the opportunity to live in one of the most exciting cities in the world. Mount Sinai St. Luke's and Mount Sinai West are teaching hospitals of the Mount Sinai Health System. Our Emergency Medicine (EM) residency is an ACGME fully accredited PGY 1-3 program with 42 Emergency Medicine residents and more than 40 full-time faculty.

We have been caring for patients, serving the community, fostering medical research and innovation, and training new doctors for more than 150 years. Excellent, patient-centered medical care provided with compassion and respect, regardless of ability to pay, have always been central to our mission and remain so today.

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Reimagined from the ground up by our residents, our educational curriculum is one of the most innovative and exciting in the nation.

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Clinical rotations outside the Emergency Department account for 25 percent of the residency.

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One of the hallmarks of our program is that we embrace each resident's unique qualities and individual career goals.

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We offer a host of benefits, beginning with our location on Manhattan’s West Side and including transportation and housing options.

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Getting involved with research projects at St. Luke's-Mount Sinai West is simple. There's an attending who would love to help you develop the idea and turn it into a research project. The considerable resources of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai are available as well. Our residents are regularly present at the American College of Emergency Physicians and the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine. A large number of research publications originate from our institution.

Under the supervision of the Director of Simulation and fellows, our residents have routine exposure to and training in the simulation lab. Two adult high fidelity simulators and one pediatric simulator are available for training. Each week, three to four residents rotate through the Sim Lab during the first two hours of conference. Following this session, the simulation faculty moves up to St. Luke's and gives individual residents the chance to practice cases on our pediatric simulator in order to increase exposure to pediatric case scenarios.  Additionally, we have added several full day simulation sessions to our conference (e.g. Pediatric Sim Trauma Day, Residency SimWars).

At the heart of our Department are faculty members who form a diverse and dynamic group with academic appointments at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

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Located on two campuses on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, we serve patients from Greenwich Village and Midtown, the Theater District, Morningside Heights and Harlem.

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Our residency program participates in the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS). In addition to the application, you must 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 notifies applicants if they will be offered an interview. Appointments to the Emergency Medicine Residency Program are made through the National Resident Matching Program.