- NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital's Department of Emergency Medicine (ED) serves a number of ambulance services as a telemetry station that provides on-call medical direction to paramedics with medical questions in the field. Third year residents are trained to properly manage these situations and answer the telemetry phone. They are REMAC certified before the end of their third year.
- The Department provides an ultrasound resident curriculum and fellowship training. The department has six state-of-the-art, bedside ultrasound units, allowing residents to regularly perform bedside exams to diagnose gallbladder disease, abdominal trauma, aneurysm, deep vein thrombosis, bladder size in children, central line placement, foreign body location, gynecological exams, cardiac wall motion via TEE during arrest, and I&D guidance. Our faculty may be credentialed in point of care ultrasonography by the institution, allowing ED physicians to make official diagnostic decisions based on their exam.
- Our in-house in-training examinations are created by faculty members and given to residents each year, two months before the National In-Service Exam. We are consistently above the national average with regard to our in-training exam scores.
- Travel, room and board, and registration fees are paid by the Department for any resident presenting research at conferences.
- Throughout the academic year the Department members travel to citywide conferences to hear notable speakers and network with our peers.
- There is ample opportunity to hone teaching skills during required presentations at the Wednesday conference. In addition, a resident may take part in the medical student lecture series as well as the pre-hospital training lecture series.
- A mentoring program has been a tradition of the program, creating an atmosphere of informal, friendly, professional guidance as residents matriculate through their three years. Faculty members are very involved in resident education and strong relationships are formed. As a part of this system faculty members work with residents in and out of the department aiding in research, performing direct observation and chart reviews and offering experienced counsel and feedback.
- The Department of Emergency Medicine has taken a leadership role in simulation and procedural competency training. In addition to a variety of partial task trainers and resuscitation mannequins, we have a high-fidelity, Laerdal SimMan™ patient simulator, Sim baby, Trauma man and central line models for resident education and evaluation. With the simulator, realistic patient encounters challenge residents' clinical decision-making abilities and allow them to practice a myriad of procedural skills. This is one way we create practice confidence and code leadership skills in our residents.