EMERGENCY MEDICINE

Curriculum

The Emergency Medicine Residency Program at Maimonides is a well-established training program, with continuous ACGME accreditation since 2001. We are a three-year training program which accepts 16 residents each year for a total of 48 residents.


EM 1

4 weeks orientation
20 weeks in the Adult ED
8 weeks in the Pediatric ED
2 weeks in the Psych ED
2 weeks with the EMS division
3 weeks on the Trauma service
4 weeks in the Medical Intensive Care Unit
4 weeks with Anesthesia and ED sonography
4 weeks of vacation

EM2

24 weeks in the Adult and Pediatric ED
4 weeks at R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, Maryland
4 weeks in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit
4 weeks in the Coronary Intensive Care Unit
4 weeks in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
4 weeks on the Orthopedics service
4 weeks with radiology and ED sonography
4 weeks vacation

EM3

30 weeks in the Adult and Pediatric ED
4 weeks of Toxicology at the New York Poison Control Center
4 weeks of Administration
2 weeks on Labor and Delivery
4 weeks elective time
4 weeks of International Emergency Medicine (optional)
4 weeks vacation

 

Each year of training includes a total of four weeks vacation.


Flipped Classroom

We pride ourselves on a strong educational mission that is exemplified by our innovative formal curriculum. Maimonides was one of the first EM programs in the country to implement a flipped classroom model for core content learning and continues to be a pioneer in adult learning techniques. Each week, our residents spend time learning in small group settings facilitated by EM faculty on a variety of topics essential to the practice of Emergency Medicine.

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Simulation Center

Dr. Aghera & Dr. Lamberta teaching central lines

Dr. Aghera & Dr. Lamberta teaching central lines

Residents have access to the Maimonides Center For Clinical Simulation. The center uses high fidelity adult and pediatric robotic mannequins and task trainers to improve procedural skills and clinical decision making within an immersive and risk free environment. The simulation center at Maimonides serves as a unified interdisciplinary training center that addresses the realities of practice and patient care.


Event Medicine

Event Medicine @ Gorges Amphitheater

Event Medicine @ Gorges Amphitheater

Knicks-Celts game @ Madison Square Garden

Knicks-Celts game @ Madison Square Garden

Staffing the Medical Tent @ Burning Man

Staffing the Medical Tent @ Burning Man

Yankees @ Yankee Stadium

Yankees @ Yankee Stadium

Our faculty and residents provide medical support for many of the NYC area venues including Yankee Stadium, Madison Square Garden (concerts and sporting events), U.S. Open, Moonrise and Paradiso Music Festivals as well as more distant events like Burning Man and the annual Dave Mathews Band concert in western Washington.


HazMat

Maimonides was the first emergency department in New York City to be fully HAZMAT capable and operational starting in 1997. All emergency medicine residents at Maimonides are trained and certified in Hazmat.


EM1’s in HazMat training and simulation

EM1’s in HazMat training and simulation


International Elective

International Medical Response Team in Vieques Puerto Rico

International Medical Response Team in Vieques Puerto Rico

Maimonides Emergency Medicine residents in their third year of training have a built-in international elective rotation. We have sent out residents to over 20 countries including Australia, Taiwan, Brazil, Mexico, Norway, Serbia, Uganda, Cuba and Middle Earth.


Other Enrichments

Our residents also benefit from the following:

NY Poison Control Center - the oldest poison control center in the city. It’s located in downtown Manhattan, and receives over 70,000 calls a year. The rotation includes teaching by world renowned toxicologists.

Shock Trauma - In the PGY-2 year, four weeks are spent at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, Maryland, one of the nation’s largest trauma centers, where the idea of the “Golden Hour” was born. Shock Trauma serves as a major trauma referral center and delivers care to over 5,000 trauma patients per year.