Emergency Medicine

NewYork-Presbyterian Queens

Emergency Medicine
Residency Program

NewYork-Presbyterian Queens Emergency Medicine faculty and trainees

Welcome to the New York Presbyterian Queens (NYPQ) Emergency Medicine Residency, the premier Emergency Medicine residency in Queens. Nestled in the heart of New York, we offer one of the most robust, comprehensive training experiences in the country. Our unique Emergency Department offers trainees the opportunity to treat a wide spectrum of patients from all walks of life in the most ethnically diverse county in the nation. Given the diversity of our patients, NYPQ residents have the benefit of frontline experience with a wide range of pathology not available at other training sites. Our graduates gain the experience and expertise to manage the most challenging cases that present to an emergency department and ultimately are able to tackle any case that comes through the doors.

Some highlights of our program include:

NewYork-Presbyterian Queens

Community-based tertiary care center with high level of medical acuity and diversity

  • Academic affiliation with Weill Medical College of Cornell University
  • Approximately 100,000 patient visits annually
  • ACS-verified Level 1 trauma center
  • AHA STEMI receiving center with 24/7 cardiac catheterization lab
  • Joint Commission primary stroke center
  • Incredibly diverse patient population in the most ethnically diverse county of the nation
  • Over 130 languages spoken in our ED with state-of-the-art translation services
  • Receiving hospital for CitiField (New York Mets), La Guardia Airport, and the USTA National Tennis Center

Other Training Sites

  • Comprehensive trauma experience at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center at University of Pennsylvania
  • Instructive toxicology experience at the New York City Poison Control Center at New York University
  • Educational EMS experience with FDNY Emergency Medical Services
  • Away elective sites including international, national, and regional sites

Didactics, Education, & Research

  • Progressive didactic curriculum with modular and systems-based learning
  • Extensive simulation and scenario-based kinesthetic learning integrated into weekly conference
  • Small group learning during weekly conference with optimal educator to learner ratio
  • Structured asynchronous learning program and ABEM In-Training Exam preparation
  • Frequent ABEM-style oral boards simulation
  • Funding for resident attendance and participation at regional and national conferences
  • Additional funding for residents actively involved in research and scholarly activity
  • Dedicated research time (6 weeks) mentored by core faculty
  • Research department staffed with research director, research consultants, and body of research associates
  • Dedicated medical education rotation (2 weeks) with numerous opportunities to teach throughout the year
  • Medical Education Fellowship (2 years) where fellows earn a Masters degree in Education
  • Seven dedicated subspecialty tracks which allow trainees to explore distinct areas of personal interest
  • Academics & Education subspecialty track


  • Emergency ultrasound division with 4 fellowship-trained core faculty
  • Modern ultrasound machines including four Butterfly iQ machines and a transesophageal probe
  • Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship (1 year)
  • Weekly tape-review with faculty and fellow run didactics
  • Eight weeks of dedicated emergency ultrasound training built into clinical curriculum
  • Residents graduate with an average of 550 ultrasound scans
  • Particular focus on critical care ultrasound
  • Extensive point-of-care ultrasound research with presentation at regional, national, and international conferences
  • Special interest in global health, particularly in teaching bedside ultrasound in resource-limited areas
  • Participation in global conferences, workshops, and lectures to help train physicians and associate providers internationally
  • Ultrasound subspecialty track

Simulation & Critical Care

  • Emergency Simulation division with 6 fellowship-trained core faculty
  • State-of-the-art simulation center with numerous high fidelity simulation mannequins and task trainers
  • Emergency Simulation Fellowship (1 year)
  • Extensive simulation and scenario-based kinesthetic learning integrated into weekly conference
  • Regular 1:1 simulation where single faculty mentors single resident
  • Dedicated critical care curriculum including EmCrit lecture series, Critical Care Grand Rounds, and joint collaborative EM-ICU conferences
  • Numerous simulation and critical care research with presentation at regional, national, & international conferences
  • Active involvement in regional and national SimWars
  • Medical Simulation division offers high quality training programs for NYPQ medical center staff in ACLS, PALS, and BLS as an American Heart Association training site and additionally contributes to ATLS training with the American College of Surgery
  • Simulation subspecialty track
  • Critical Care subspecialty track


  • Pediatric EM division with 10 PEM-certified core faculty
  • ED rotation months include 20-22% pediatric shifts in Pediatric ED
  • Dedicated pediatric critical care rotation
  • PEM-focused conference every six weeks includes case-based small group learning and interactive pediatric simulation with focus on critical care
  • Extensive pediatric simulation exercises year-long and during dedicated pediatric rotations
  • Ongoing pediatric research with presentation at regional, national, & international conferences
  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine subspecialty track


  • Monthly quality assurance and performance improvement sessions integrated into conference
  • Opportunities for resident participation in quality assurance and performance improvement projects
  • Dedicated two week block in PGY2 year for EM administration
  • Administrative Fellowship (1 Year)
  • Administration subspecialty track

International EM & Global Health

  • Funding for international EM and global health opportunities during elective time
  • Ample opportunities for community outreach to the international community of Queens
  • Special interest in global health, particularly in teaching simulation and ultrasound in resource-limited areas
  • Participation in global conferences, workshops, and lectures to help train physicians and associate providers in emergency ultrasound, ACLS, BLS, and PALS
  • International EM & Global Health subspecialty track

Wellness & Resilience

  • Robust wellness curriculum integrated into weekly didactics
  • Regular residency-sponsored wellness events that supplement wellness curriculum and promote cohesiveness of the resident community
  • Wednesdays are protected days for both academics in the morning and wellness events in the afternoon and evening, residents do not work clinically on Wednesday
  • Monthly Well-Vent sessions: a resident forum used to discuss a variety of wellness topics that also serves as an outlet to discuss personal stories and conflict
  • Annual two-day resident and core faculty retreat with team-building activities and comprehensive residency review
  • Interdepartmental GME-sponsored lectures centered on topics related to wellness and resilience
  • Foundation of core faculty mentors that provide a strong support network for residents
  • Structured buddy system within the resident community

Contact us

For more information please contact our Residency and Fellowship Coordinator, Lily Hu.

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