Hospital emergency departments serve as a “safety net,” providing emergency care to those in need of acute medical attention, as well as basic healthcare services to uninsured and under-served populations. Recognizing that emergency medicine is an integral component in the provision of healthcare services in the United States, the School of Health & Medical Sciences, in affiliation with the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, offers the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) Emergency Medicine Residency Program.
The program, which has 16 positions available, is divided over the post-graduate years (PGY) 1-4. Participating hospitals include:
- Saint Michael’s Medical Center, Newark
- Raritan Bay Medical Center, Old Bridge
- Lutheran medical Center, Brooklyn
- Beth Israel Medical Center, Newark
- New York City Poison Control Center, Manhattan
- John F. Kennedy Medical Center, Edison
The PGY-1 Year focuses on introducing the recent graduate to the hospital environment, the emergency department, and developing the skills necessary to be a more independent, confident, and competent member of the emergency care medical team. Residents rotate through surgical, internal medicine, anesthesia, and other services to ensure a rounded introduction to medicine allowing them to draw on their experiences and learn to apply them to the emergency medicine environment.
PGY-2 residents focus on the management of the individual patient and the development of a broad clinical knowledge base. Throughout the year, emphasis is placed on managing multiple patients in a thorough and efficient manner. Residents are expected to begin research under the supervision of the research director and will present cases for morbidity and mortality and case conferences at weekly educational sessions.
PGY-3 residents focus on the continued development of essential emergency medicine skills, seeing patients in a more efficient manner while being aware of overall patient flow in the department. With an emphasis on the development of resuscitation leadership skills, these residents lead the resuscitation team in resuscitation in medical, trauma and pediatric patients. They also review daily EKG and x-ray variances and make calls back to patients as indicated. Continued involvement in research and case presentation is expected, and a one-hour lecture on a given topic is required.
Senior emergency medical residents (PGY-4) continue to see patients, but also maintain the daily patient flow in the department and supervise junior residents and medical students. They serve as the resuscitation leaders for the critically ill patients in the emergency department and supervise junior residents. Final-year residents contribute to the daily teaching rounds and the weekly educational sessions and assist junior residents with their presentation. They are required to give formal lectures on selected topics as they continue their involvement in research.
All residents, at all levels, perform critical procedures under the supervision of the senior emergency medicine resident of emergency department attending. Each year, residents participate in the ACOEP annual resident examination.
Dedicated to providing residents with a quality learning experience in and out of the emergency department, faculty are highly educated, having trained in hospitals around the country and in highly regarded residency programs.
For more information on the AOA Emergency Medicine Residency Program affiliated with Seton Hall University, review the program requirements and apply today.
Residency Coordinator: Rex Mauriello