Education Fellowship

NewYork-Presbyterian Queens is excited to offer an academic fellowship in medical education. We are a proud affiliate of Weill Cornell Medical College and host a PGY1-3 Emergency Medicine Residency Program with nine residents per year.

This fellowship is a one to two year guided-mentorship program designed to provide the most current and advanced skills with a focus on curriculum development, evaluation techniques and adult learning theory.

We aim to provide an innovative exploration of medical education with an emphasis on individualized interests and passions through an intentionally flexible curriculum. Content focuses on undergraduate and graduate medical education with additional opportunities in residency administration and leadership, continuing medical education, faculty development and multidisciplinary team education.

We encourage and advocate for our education fellows to become champions in the field of academic emergency medicine.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to impart advanced training and mastery in medical education theory, research development,  curriculum design, and to prepare the next generation of scholars and leaders in the world of academic emergency medicine.


  • Emergency Medicine Residents, Advanced Practitioners and Medical Students
  • Clinical Instructor in Emergency Medicine in Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College
  • Academic Hospital with High Level of Medical Acuity, and Diversity with 120K ED Visits Annually
  • ACS Verified Level 1 Trauma Center, Joint Commission Primary Stroke Center, AHA STEMI Receiving Center
  • Employee of Envision Healthcare, the Nation’s Largest Physician Practice Management Company
  • Competitive Compensation, Benefit and CME Package

Goals and Objectives

  • Dedicated mentorship
  • Focus on high-yield career certifications
  • Self-directed learning potential
  • Funding and time allocation for advanced degree (Masters in Medical Education)
  • Subsidized funds to pursue an annual professional development workshop with like minded academicians through the American College of Emergency Physician (ACEP) Teaching Fellowship, the Medical Education Research Certificate Program (MERC) at CORD, and/or the Academic Life in Emergency Medicine (ALiEM) Faculty Incubator
  • Sponsorship to attend national conferences
  • Appointment as Clinical Instructor in Emergency Medicine in Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical School.
  • Mentorship to complete an original research project for presentation and publication


Fellowship Type: Non-ACGME Accredited, Emergency Medicine Fellowship

Length of Training: One Year (Two Years if Pursuing Masters in Education) — Two Years Preferred

Clinical: Emergency Medicine Department at New York-Presbyterian Queens

Compensation: 18 hours/week, 140K with Benefits and CME

Meet Our Fellows 2019-2020

David Misch, MD

David Misch, MD

Medical Education Fellow
Hometown: West Bloomfield, MI
Medical School: St. George’s University
Residency/Fellowship: NewYork-Presbyterian Queens
Fellowship: NewYork-Presbyterian Queens — Medical Education

Akshay Elagandhala, MD

Akshay Elagandhala, MD

Medical Education Fellow
Hometown: Herndon, VA
Medical School: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
Residency/Fellowship: McGovern Medical School - University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Fellowship: NewYork-Presbyterian Queens — Medical Education

Meet Our Core Academic Faculty

How to Apply

Please send the following information in electronic format to both of the email addresses below:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • Course Work Profile

Nao Yoneda, MDNao Yoneda, MD
Associate Residency Director
Medical Education Fellowship Director

Lily HuLily Hu
Fellowship Coordinator
Residency Coordinator