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Education is one of the highest priorities of the Department of Emergency Medicine. Our faculty are deeply committed to the growth of our learners and trainees, which include medical students, PA/NP residents, emergency medicine residents, and a variety of fellows. Walk through our department and you’ll see it all, from bedside teaching and small group exercises to conference lectures and simulation debriefs.

Welcome from Vice Chair of Education

Education in emergency medicine is unique. As the front door to the house of medicine, anyone can come knocking. The stakes are often high and decisive action is usually required. Teaching in this environment requires clinical excellence, emotional intelligence and a passion for education and mentorship. 100% of our adult and pediatric faculty teach and precept medical student and residents. I am proud to say that education is a core mission for our department.

Kaushal Shah

Dr. Kaushal Shah

In addition to bedside teaching, we deliver highly-rated medical student courses (e.g. First Responder course, telemedicine, Sub-internship, Transition to Residency), top-notch weekly conferences featuring our unique core and theme days, high and low-fidelity simulation training for every learner level including faculty, and a few large symposia sharing our expertise in pediatrics (BaseCamp), telehealth (Virtual Healthcare in the Main Stream), airway management (Protected Airway Course) and physician extender training (National PA Conference). As further testament to our breadth and depth of education, in addition to a PA and NP Residency Program, the emergency department now offers 6 competitive fellowships: pediatrics, simulation, geriatrics, administration, medical education and global health research.

Our innovative, high-quality education is a direct product of nationally-renowned faculty who are fully committed to the many educational programs we provide.

Kaushal Shah, M.D.
Vice Chair, Education
Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine (Interim)
Department of Emergency Medicine

The Department engages in several initiatives designed to nurture future healthcare leaders. Among them are a healthcare leadership and management scholars program for medical students, a physician wellness program, and a telemedicine and digital healthcare elective for Weill Cornell Medical

The Department of Emergency Medicine is committed to excellence in medical education for all our residents and trainees. We offer residencies for physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants. As one of the nation’s leading residency programs in Emergency Medicine, our residents train

Our portfolio of Emergency Medicine programs include fellowships in pediatric emergency medicine, geriatric emergency medicine, global health research and healthcare leadership and management.

For some of the most innovative educational programs in emergency medicine, explore our continuing medical education offerings.

Education News

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