Program Director's Welcome
Thank you for your interest in the Emergency Medicine Residency at Mount Sinai St. Luke's in New York City.
The EM residency at Mount Sinai SLR is a program where the faculty and residents care deeply about their patients as well as their education. In NYC and as the major hospitals for the entire west side of Mahattan, 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 ED. The weekly educational conference is interactive, exciting, evidence-based and rigorous. 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 which emphasizes resident well-being. Our residents and faculty are unusually happy, energetic and engaged. Training at MSSLR provides all this as well as the opportunity to live in one of the most exciting cities in the world. St. Luke's and Roosevelt Hospitals are teaching hospitals of the Mt. Sinai Health System. Our EM residency is an ACGME fully accredited PGY 1-3 program with 42 EM residents and more than 40 full time faculty. 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. The two campuses are 3 miles apart and our residents spend their time equally at both sites.
Mount Sinai St. Luke's and Roosevelt Hospitals have been steadily 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 1858 and 1871 respectively. 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.
Mount Sinai St. Luke's is a level 1 Trauma, STEMI and Stroke Center, located on 113th St. and Amsterdam Ave, adjacent to the Cathedral of St. John the Divine and Columbia University. Mount Sinai Roosevelt is situated between Columbus Circle and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. The EDs are busy with a combined census of 200,000 patient visits/year including 29,000 pediatric patient visits to St. Luke's and 8,000 pediatric visits to Roosevelt.
Our EDs are virtually paperless with fully computerized ordering and charting and systems to retrieve the previous medical records and studies in seconds. We work with outstanding, professional and well-trained nursing staff. We have a dedicated and energetic support staff including our techs, social workers, sexual assault forensic examiners, and security. The ED has its own pre-hospital care division and our paramedics and EMT's are part of our team. Both sites have separate psychiatric emergency departments and the St. Luke's site has a separate Pediatric ED. Each patient room is equipped with a phone with 24 hour access to interpreter services necessary given our international patient population. Our senior residents lead an entire patient team at each site providing valuable experience in the true practice of emergency medicine with significant responsibility.
MSSLR is home to over 30 fully accredited post-graduate training programs with more than 300 residents and fellows and there is a collegial environment with other services. Our board certified EM Faculty are diverse, energetic, and approachable and represent a diverse group of EM training from around the country. They provide continuous direct supervision while fostering increasing levels of responsibility for our residents. Most hold faculty appointments at the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine and all are committed to excellence and innovation in teaching in a lively and interactive environment. Many of our faculty attendings hold advanced degrees or fellowship training in addition to their EM residency training including Ultrasound, Pediatric EM, Global Health and Toxicology and Research.
Choosing MSSLR will provide you with outstanding training in emergency medicine. You will leave equipped to practice in any environment. We pride ourselves on our sense of family and you will quickly integrate into that. The residency leadership takes a personal interest in your education and is committed to your success in the future whether that is fellowship, academics or a community job.