The mainstay of the didactic curriculum is the Wednesday conference series. The formal Wednesday conferences include grand rounds, core lectures, case conferences, journal club, specialty conferences, reading discussions and simulation lab. All Emergency Medicine residents, including those on most off-service rotations, are relieved from clinical responsibilities on Wednesday mornings. Attendance is mandatory, maximizing the learning experience for all residents. In addition, resident led teaching rounds are held in the emergency department every morning in such formats as case-based presentations, oral-board style reviews, and in situ adult and pediatric simulations. An intensive, one-month orientation to Emergency Medicine is given for first year residents in July that includes direct observation and evaluation of clinical skills by Emergency Medicine faculty.

Simulation Education

Simulation education is heavily utilized to ensure our residents are proficient in procedural skills and the management of acutely ill and also uncommon ED scenarios. Simulation training is integrated into the didactic curriculum with bimonthly simulation sessions conducted on a variety of training models including an adult mannequin, birthing mannequin, and pediatric and neonatal models. Residents regularly enhance their procedural skills on specialized training models including ultrasound guided central catheters, transvenous pacemaker, tube thoracostomy, and direct laryngoscopy.

Residents have also participated in several simulation competitions and won first place in the 2012 Regional NY ACEP Simulation competition and were first runners up in the 2012 National ACEP Simulation competition.

Medical Student Teaching

Residents can hone their teaching skills by participating in the resident committee on medical student education. Roles include giving lectures and guiding workshops such as suturing, splinting and reading EKGs.


We are proud to list the fellowship programs that BI Grads have completed:

  • Critical Care
  • Disaster Medicine
  • EMS
  • Forensic Medicine
  • International Medicine
  • Medical Informatics
  • Pain Medicine
  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine
  • Toxicology
  • Simulation
  • Ultrasound







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