Launches Joint Emergency Medicine Residency Program
York-Presbyterian Hospital has inaugurated an innovative Emergency
Medicine Residency Program, one of the first emergency medicine
residency programs between two academic medical centers in
the U.S. Residents will practice medicine at New York-Presbyterian
Hospital, including Weill Cornell Medical Center and Columbia
Presbyterian Medical Center.
York-Presbyterian residents in Emergency Medicine will benefit
from the combined talent and resources of two of the best Emergency
Medicine programs in the United States, and their affiliated
academic departments at Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons
and Weill Cornell Medical College,” said Dr. Herbert Pardes,
President and CEO of New York-Presbyterian Hospital. “The residency
will strengthen our ability to recruit specialists in emergency
medicine for whom there is a great demand and allow us to expand
the range and depth of our emergency medicine programs.”
diversity, breadth, and depth offered through our unique training
program will be extremely helpful to our residents,” said Dr.
Neal Flomenbaum, Professor of Clinical Medicine at Weill Cornell
Medical College, and Emergency Physician-in-Chief and Attending
Physician at New York Weill Cornell Medical Center.
medicine residents will learn and practice medicine at two
Manhattan locations—Weill Cornell Medical Center on the Upper
East Side and Columbia Presbyterian in Washington Heights.
year, New York-Presbyterian Hospital Emergency Medicine treats
more than 150,000 patients, each of whom seek the best care
for a wide range of medical conditions,” said Dr. James F.
Giglio, Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at Columbia
University College of Physicians & Surgeons, and Director
of the Division of Emergency Medicine and Assistant Attending
Physician at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center.
Weill Cornell and Columbia Presbyterian have separate Adult
and Pediatric Emergency Departments. The Weill Cornell Emergency
Department is a certified Level I trauma center (Adult and
Pediatrics) and includes the largest civilian Burn Center in
the country, treating more than 100,000 patients yearly. Children’s
Hospital of New York-Presbyterian Hospital is designated as
a Level I Pediatric Trauma Center and treats over 40,000 children
each year. Both campuses are the home to active research by
internationally recognized scholars who work closely with New
York-Presbyterian Emergency Medicine faculty members in areas
such as the biomedical sciences, robotic cardiothoracic surgery,
transplant medicine, burn medicine, stroke research, interventional
radiology, and medical error reduction.
will learn and practice state-of-the-art emergency medicine,
including the use of Web-based scheduling and procedure logging,
an ultrasound curriculum, and use of handheld computers for
patient management,” said Dr. Wallace A. Carter, Program Director
for the Emergency Medicine Residency. “Additionally, the faculty
is developing procedure-teaching tools that employ virtual
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