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Welcome to the Beth Israel Medical Center Emergency Medicine Residency Program

Started in 1989, the hallmark of training in Emergency Medicine at Beth Israel is diversity.  Variety is what makes Emergency Medicine such an invigorating specialty and during the three year residency at Beth Israel you will see exactly that.  You will treat a phenomenal spectrum of patients, ranging from the homeless uninsured to the local population living in Manhattan’s East Village to the privately insured patients who travel to Beth Israel for the specific care provided there.  Patients come from every ethnic and religious background imaginable, and emergency department patients represent the cultural and socioeconomic diversity of Beth Israel's metropolitan location

With the recent opening in 2010 of our new 85 bed Emergency Department, our annual census jumped to over 110,000 adult patients per year, making this one of the busiest Emergency Departments in Manhattan, the busiest city in the world.  With an admission rate of 25%, residents manage the full spectrum of acuity, from minor injury to critical illness with the guidance of faculty who are dedicating to teaching and nurturing future leaders in the field.

Our graduates have gone on to fellowships in such areas as Ultrasound, Toxicology and Critical Care, have taken faculty positions in academic departments of emergency medicine, and have become directors of community hospital emergency departments. Matching with Beth Israel means you will have the chance to live and work in the greatest city in the world.