Residency Overview


Preparing Residents for Rewarding Careers Since 1983


The high acuity and pathology mix has been commented on consistently by visitors, medical students and residents. This is the result of the combined experience between three large training sites: LIJ and NUMC and Jacobi hospitals. We also treat a large variety of patients from all socio-economic classes. With the addition of Nassau University Medical Center , we see a lager volume of blunt and penetrating trauma, in addition to the high acuity medical patient. Long Island Jewish is a tertiary medical center with the largest Children's Hospital on Long Island.

An intensive orientation for all new interns begins your residency. The orientation is divided into didactic sessions, practical sessions, simulation cases, and practical shifts. Also during orientation, weekly recreational activities are held to encourage resident camaraderie.

The LIJ Emergency Medicine Residency is one of the oldest in the state of New York . There is a Teaching Attending without primary clinical responsibility. His or her sole responsibility is to perform direct observation of residents, teach and prepare weekly procedure labs for the residency.



Residents participate in a yearly anatomy day with at Albert Einstein Medical School where one of our faculty members is an anatomy instructor. Anatomy Day is a dedicated day for our emergency medicine residents to go back to the anatomy lab. We re-fresh on clinical anatomy and review all emergency procedures in the lab.

In addition, Chest tube day (where residents teach medical students how to place chest tubes) and airway day (where standard and difficult airway is reviewed with the AECOM medical students) is also a yearly event at the medical school.

State of the art “sim-man”,  “sim-baby”, "trauma-man" simulation technology are used to record and teach resuscitation. Not only does the health system have the most up-to-date simulation lab at the health system teaching center, the department of emergency medicine owns three simulation devices and has its own simulation lab, dedicated for the use by our residents and fellows.

Residents benefit from the two national courses run by LIJ, the Oral Board Review and the Manhattan Written Board Review.  Residents are welcome to participate in the courses for free, and when they graduate are given discounted admission rates. 

Unique didactic activities:
  • Teaching Attending every Tuesday; dedicated to teach and perform direct observations or residents
  • Protected Wednesday morning conference
  • Quarterly oral board simulation review
  • Journal Club / Research meeting
  • Weekly board review with Audience Response System technology (anonymous polling system):Learners are given hand remote polling devices that encourage active participation.
  • Faculty is trained in different teaching styles such as team based learning and concept map teaching 
  • The last hour of each weekly conference is dedicated to small group learning. All residents are divided into small groups and the faculty lead sessions to review written board pearls, oral board preparation techniques, case based concept maps, procedure labs, and simulation sessions. 

During lectures our faculty uses a wide variety of teaching tools to help make the learning process more effective. In addition to the standard powerpoint and lecture based learning, we incorporate small group learning, asynchrounous learning, team-based learning and learning maps to encourage active learning. Our faculty take national teaching courses and meet semiannually to discuss new teaching styles and methods.

Twice a year, the residency has Sim-Wars: a patient simulation competition within our residency. The winning team gets bragging rights and a prize.