Emergency Medicine Education

Emergency Medicine Training for Medical Students

NewYork-Presbyterian is one of the nation’s most comprehensive, integrated academic health care delivery systems, dedicated to providing the highest quality, most compassionate care and service to patients in the New York metropolitan area, nationally, and worldwide. In collaboration with two renowned medical schools — Weill Cornell Medicine and Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons — NewYork-Presbyterian is consistently recognized as a leader in medical education, groundbreaking research, and innovative, patient-centered clinical care.

Our Emergency Departments treat more than 250,000 patients annually, and hold Level 1 Adult and Pediatric Trauma Center designations. NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center serves as the receiving center for the busiest burn unit in the country, the William Randolph Hearst Burn Center. In addition, our affiliations with the Hospital for Special Surgery, Memorial Sloan- Kettering Cancer Center, and NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital lend unparalleled breadth to the academic, research, and clinical experiences for our emergency medicine residents.


The sub-internship in Emergency Medicine is an immersive four-week experience reflecting the breadth of knowledge and responsibilities of an emergency medicine intern. The course is designed for fourth-year medical students who are considering a career in Emergency Medicine.

This four-week course includes clinical shifts in the adult and pediatric Emergency Departments at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia and NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell. Students will also experience the pre-hospital environment through a ride along with NewYork-Presbyterian EMS, dedicated emergency ultrasound teaching, telemedicine, and other specialized services within the two Departments of Emergency Medicine.

There is a substantial didactic component to augment the clinical experience: a series of weekly dedicated sub-intern lectures, hands-on workshops, and small group sessions, in addition to the weekly residency academic conferences.

Visit our Emergency Medicine Sub-Internship site.

Course Director

  • Mark Curato, DO, FACEP (Cornell)
  • Emmagene Worley, MD (Columbia)

Senior Resident Coordinators

  • Jessica Alvelo, MD
  • Vineet Sharma, MD
  • Taylor Walsh, MD

Course Administrator

Weill Cornell and domestic visiting students contact
Nina Sibchand: [email protected]

Columbia Vagelos P&S students contact
Lauren Perez-Lara: [email protected]

Note: This Sub-internship is not available to international students.