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Emergency Medicine Rotation Schedule

During rotations in the Department of Emergency Medicine at New York Methodist Hospital, the residents will be assigned 20 shifts during each 4-week block. EM-1 residents will be assigned 18-19 clinical shifts and 1-2 non-clinical shifts in each of their two ED rotations; EM-2 residents will be assigned 17-18 clinical shifts and 2-3 non-clinical shifts in each of their seven ED rotations; and EM-3 residents will be assigned 15-16 clinical shifts and 4-5 non-clinical shifts in each of their six ED rotations. Clinical shifts will be twelve hours in length from 8AM - 8PM or 8PM - 8AM in the Adult Emergency Care Area or the Pediatric Emergency Care Area.

On clinical shifts, residents will be responsible for direct patient care under the supervision of the academic faculty of the Department of Emergency Medicine. Teaching rounds will begin at 8AM each morning and include clinical work rounds, with residents required to present and turnover patients under their direct care and discuss the teaching points of interesting cases, followed by a didactic presentation. The faculty and/or program director will facilitate and lead these discussions. Brief teaching/turnover rounds will begin at 8PM each evening.

The residents will have progressive, graduated responsibilities for patient management, including resuscitations, and junior resident education, as well as teaching rounds facilitation throughout the three-year program.

Non-clinical shifts, generally, will be eight hours in length and include Research/Administration, EMS, Radiology, and a variety of Ambulatory Medicine assignments. Research/Administration shifts will be scheduled in conjunction with non-clinical time for faculty mentors or research co-investigators, the residency or research directors or Drs. Bove and/or Silber. EMS shifts will include ambulance, telemetry, special operations, directors' meetings, and mass-gathering events assignments. Radiology shifts will be, predominantly, ultrasonography training sessions, but include teaching in CT, MRI, and special procedures. Ambulatory medicine shifts will include clinics in medicine subspecialties, surgery, pediatrics, ophthalmology, otorhinolaryngology, orthopedics, neurology, and obstetrics and gynecology.
In the EM-3 year, there will be a four week rotation devoted to research and administrative activities.

Rotation Schedule


  • Adult EM - 12 wk
  • Pediatric EM - 6 wk
  • Prim. Care - 4 wk
  • Surgery - 4 wk
  • Card/Rad - 4 wk
  • Ob/Gyn - 4 wk
  • Trauma - 4 wk*
  • ID/Neuro - 4 wk
  • Optho/ENT - 2 wk**
  • EMS - 2 wk
  • VAC - 4 wk


  • EM - 28 wk
  • CCU - 4 wk
  • Pediatric ICU - 4 wk**
  • Trauma - 4 wk*
  • ICU - 4 wk
  • Ortho - 4 wk**
  • VAC - 4 wk


  • EM - 28 wk
  • Res/Adm - 4 wk
  • Trauma - 4 wk*
  • Ped. Trauma - 4 wk*
  • Toxicology - 4 wk***
  • Selective - 4 wk
  • VAC - 4 wk

* Kings Country Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY
** New York Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York City
*** New York Poison Center, New York City