Areas of Excellence

Our residency program in Emergency Medicine brings the distinguished academic foundations of Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons and Weill Cornell Medicine together with innovative teaching programs, experiences, and opportunities for residents.

Airway Management

The Protected Airway Course is an annual two-day workshop that offers our residents an incredible opportunity to hone their skills in airway management, and to practice critical life-saving Emergency Medicine procedures. This course uses faculty from multiple disciplines and cutting-edge educational design to deliver content through skill stations, a fresh cadaver lab, video, simulation, and asynchronous material.

Emergency Medicine Ultrasound Program

Our annual two-day Ultrasound Course gives incoming interns a hands on learning opportunity to learn basic and advanced curriculum in emergency ultrasound. We have multiple fellowship trained ultrasound faculty in both adult and pediatric emergency medicine offering a robust longitudinal ultrasound experience and elective opportunities.

Geriatric Emergency Medicine

NewYork-Presbyterian Emergency Medicine is a national leader in Geriatric Emergency Medicine, with a fellowship program, significant active research, and a comprehensive curriculum for residents. We have the first Vulnerable Elder Protection Team in the country for identifying victims of elder abuse and providing much needed medical and social support. New York State recently awarded a multimillion dollar grant to sustain and grow the program through 2022.

Pediatric Emergency Medicine

The NewYork-Presbyterian Pediatric Emergency Medicine experience is designed to give residents the confidence to provide excellent care to critically-ill and injured children and their families through experience at both the NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital (Columbia) and the NewYork-Presbyterian Komansky Children’s Hospital (Weill Cornell).

Simulation

The NewYork-Presbyterian Emergency Medicine Residency Program offers a state of the art curriculum in medical simulation that takes place at both the Weill Cornell New York-Presbyterian Simulation Center and The Mary & Michael Jaharis Simulation Center at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons. Each center houses high-fidelity manikins and numerous procedure-oriented trainers to create an experiential learning environment dedicated to improving teamwork, communication, and clinical decision-making during high stress patient care situations.

The NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center Simulation Center offers a one-year fellowship that provides qualified healthcare professionals with the experiential learning opportunities to become leaders in simulation education.

Toxicology

We have multiple fellowship trained toxicologists on faculty, and the Medical Toxicology Service offers bedside and telephone consultations throughout the hospital for all acutely ill or potentially poisoned patients, and to those patients experiencing the effects of acute or chronic overdoses, withdrawal syndromes, medication errors, adverse drug reactions, chemical exposures, and exposure to drugs of abuse.

Wilderness Medicine Program

Wilderness & Environmental Medicine is a collaboration between NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital Emergency Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell Outdoor Education, and Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons. Our goal is to apply the highest academic standards to education, research, and training in austere conditions.