Resident Life & Wellbeing

Resident as Teachers

Developing future leaders in medical education is one of the core goals of our Emergency Medicine Residency Program at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. Our EM residents are engaged in an array of teaching activities throughout their residency. This includes presentations at weekly conferences and daily morning / noon reports, using multiple interactive formats and technologies. Also, residents have significant bedside clinical teaching opportunities, both during the PGY-3 year while overseeing the care of seriously ill patients and during the PGY-4 year while supervising junior residents and serving as a pre-attending.

Innovation and creativity in their teaching efforts is highly encouraged. Our residents have the opportunity to design educational symposiums, run simulations, teach problem-based learning sessions, precept at the bedside, work with medical students and even teach internationally if they wish.

Wellness & Well-being

At the New York-Presbyterian Emergency Medicine Residency program, we understand how hard residents work. We feel strongly that it is during this time of intense training that in addition to learning to take care of patients, residents should also learn how to take care of themselves. With this in mind, we have attendings that are trained to spot resident fatigue, and we encourage residents to take care of each other. We also have several activities during the year that bring residents together often with faculty to do one thing — have fun!

Some of our organized activities include:

  • Family Welcome Dinner: During orientation, the program director hosts a dinner for incoming interns and their families to initiate the journey through residency.
  • Intern Day: Midway through the first year, the intern class is excused from clinical duties for an afternoon together spiced with a little competitive bowling.
  • Annual Retreat: Each spring, residents and faculty enjoy an annual department-wide social retreat. All residents are excused from clinical duties. Our department retreats have included white-water rafting, a Manhattan harbor cruise, deep sea fishing, and sports and boating at a rural camp.
  • Graduation: At the end of the year, the hospital hosts a graduation party in Battery Park for the 4th year residents finishing the program. This is a great celebration where our Residency Family comes together to commemorate hard work, success and good friends. All residents are excused from clinical duties to attend.
  • Annual SAEM Conference: All second year residents are relieved from clinical duties and sent by the department to attend the national SAEM Conference as a class.