Residency Application Process


Applications for residency  programs should be submitted through ERAS at

Complete details and timelines are available on the ERAS website. Applications for most residency programs can be submitted beginning September 7th; however, you can begin the process of preparing your application prior to that date through the ERAS website.

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Pre-Interview Social

New York is an amazing place to train and if not more amazing to live in!  We are excited to show you what life at Brookdale and NYC is like. Given the change to virtual interviews with COVID-19, we are also changing how we are doing Pre-Interview Socials. Please join us on our Instagram account to not only see posts about life at Brookdale but also to join us for special Instagram Live sessions where you can interact with current residents and faculty. Find us on Instagram @brookdale_em. You can also find us on Twitter for live tweets from our Wednesday conference didactics @BrookdaleEMres.

Questions about our program can also be directed to 

Interview Day

Do not be nervous! Our EM program coordinator, Smitia, will have done a thorough job completing your itinerary and interview day schedule. This alleviates stress and confusion on the big day. This year, interviews will again be conducted virtually (due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic) on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from November through January. In short, the interview day consists of a presentation, three faculty interviews, and a resident-run interview. Candidates will receive a list of interviewers prior to the interview day.  You will also be welcome to ask any additional questions you may have about the program.

Dear Applicant,

Thank you very much for your interest in Brookdale’s Emergency Medicine Residency Program. We are excited to meet you – as you are the future, not only of our residency but our specialty. This year’s interview season will be different because of the COVID 19 pandemic.

All of our interview sessions will be held virtually using the Zoom platform.

In order to not create “zoom fatigue” and make the days easier to digest, our interview process is broken into two sessions:

1) PD Welcome & Meet the residents – Three (3) general sessions throughout the interview season

 Who: All Applicants for the interview period

 Time: Monday’s @ 6pm

 Description: The Program Director and faculty will host a Zoom PD Welcome on the Monday before the interviews for that week.  Here, there will be discussion of the program overview and structure, as well as opportunity to ask questions about the program in an open, casual forum. Each applicant will be provided with a welcome letter (see attached) that outlines the program. Please read the letter (and visit the residency website  prior to the PD welcome as it will build your base knowledge of the program. After the PD Welcome there will be an open meet-and-greet with some of the current EM residents where you can get to know those in our program and ask any questions.

 Zoom Attire: Casual Professional (a light snack or beverage during the conversation is acceptable)

 2) Tuesday or Wednesday  – Interview sessions

Who: 8 applicants on Tuesday / 8 applicants on Wednesday

Time: Tuesdays @ 10 am / Wednesdays @ 2 pm

Description: You will be assigned to interviews on either Tuesday morning or Wednesday afternoon. We will be using Zoom breakout rooms – please have the most updated version of Zoom. Please log in at least 10mins early to the Zoom waiting room and we will let you in the session. Each interview session will last 15min and every student will be interviewed by the Program Director as well as other faculty and residents.  The Interview sessions will last approximately 3 hours. 

Attire: Business Professional

All zoom links will be provided in a separate communication

Please try to log into all zoom sessions at least 10 mins early

In the event of technological challenges we will use the contact number / email on your application to communicate via alternate means