Curriculum

Our 3-year Emergency Medicine residency program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

ROTATION BLOCKS

Rotational months are built into each training year and consist of 4-week blocks.

Blocks are arranged so that first-years are exposed to foundational medicine and Medical ICU training while second and third-year blocks consist of trauma resuscitation, more A (trauma/critical care area) shifts in the ED, and Coronary/Surgical/Pediatric ICU training. Third-year resident blocks will incorporate Obstetrics, Administration, an Elective month, and an International Medicine block (which can also be substituted for an additional elective).

Our residents have the opportunity to complete “away” elective rotations and have done so at many different institutions including Northwell Health Sports Medicine in Long Island, NY and The R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, MD.

Each year consists of 4 weeks of vacation total: either two sets of 2-weeks vacation, or one 2-week vacation plus two sets of 1-week vacations.

* Unless otherwise stated, all rotations are at Brookdale Hospital.

First Year (EM-1)

  • Orientation: 4 weeks
  • Adult Emergency Medicine (EM): 22 weeks (5.5 blocks)
  • Pediatric EM: 8 weeks (2 blocks)
  • Emergency Medical Services (EMS): 3 weeks
  • Internal Medicine (IM): 2 weeks / Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU): 2 weeks
  • Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU): 4 weeks (6 total MICU weeks)
  • Anesthesia [AM] / Ultrasound [PM] (split days): 3 weeks
  • Vacation: 4 weeks

Second Year (EM-2)

  • Emergency Medicine (includes Pediatric EM shifts): 28 weeks (7 blocks)
  • Coronary Care Unit (CCU): 2 weeks / Critical Care Medicine (CCM): 2 weeks
  • Orthopedics (Ortho): 2 weeks
  • Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) / Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) @ SUNY Downstate Medical Center: 4 weeks (total)
  • Pediatric EM (PEMM) @ Maimonides Medical Center: 4 weeks
  • Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU): 2 weeks
  • Ultrasound: 4 weeks
  • Vacation: 4 weeks

Third Year (EM-3)

  • Emergency Medicine (includes Pediatric EM shifts): 34 weeks (8.5 blocks)
  • Obstetrics (OB): 2 weeks
  • Elective (of each resident’s choosing): 4 weeks
  • International Rotation (or an elective of the resident’s choosing): 4 weeks
  • Administration (Admin):  4 weeks (total)
  • Vacation: 4 weeks