About Our Program
Welcome to South Shore University Hospital!
South Shore is home to a 3-year, ACGME accredited Emergency Medicine residency program. We enroll six residents per year, and enrolled our inaugural class in July 2019.
Our residents train with faculty with decades of combined teaching experience in graduate medical education. A number of our teaching faculty are also fellowship trained in specialties like pediatric emergency medicine, critical care, emergency ultrasound, EMS, hyperbaric medicine, and medical simulation.
Our residents have unfettered access to Northwell’s robust simulation centers, including the Center for Learning and Innovation and the cadaver lab at the Bio-Skills Center. The residents train in a department that sees approximately 84,000 patients per year (13% pediatric patients), and is a certified Level II Trauma center, STEMI center, and comprehensive stroke center utilizing endovascular techniques. We serve as the tertiary receiving facility for Northwell’s eastern region. All together this provides our residents with the opportunity to train with a diverse, complex, and high-acuity patient population.
Residents train in our newly expanded Emergency Department with over 55,000 square feet of clinical space, including a dedicated Observation unit, a 64 slice CAT scanner, 2 x-ray suites, a dedicated Behavioral Health space, 7 critical care beds, and a 2 bed trauma unit.
In addition to training with our emergency medicine faculty, residents also rotate with anesthesia, pediatric emergency medicine, EMS, toxicology, trauma, obstetrics, and various critical care services to round out their education and training. We take great pride in providing the highest level of emergency care to our patients and also in training the next generation of emergency physicians to similarly serve their communities.
Residencies in emergency medicine are designed to prepare physicians for the practice of emergency medicine. These programs must teach the fundamental skills, knowledge, and humanistic qualities that constitute the foundations of emergency medicine practice and provide progressive responsibility for and experience in the application of these principles to enable effective management of clinical problems. Equal opportunity must be provided for the residents, under the guidance and supervision of a qualified faculty, to develop a satisfactory level of clinical maturity, judgment, and technical skill. On completion of the program, residents will be capable of practicing emergency medicine, able to incorporate new skills and knowledge during their careers, and able to monitor their own physical and mental well-being and that of others.
We look forward to welcoming you to South Shore University Hospital!