Sub-Internship in Emergency Medicine

We harness the combined excellence of two academic Departments of Emergency Medicine at NewYork-Presbyterian, Weill Cornell Medicine and Columbia University, to provide an unparalleled experience for medical students seeking a career in emergency medicine.


The sub-internship in Emergency Medicine is an immersive four-week experience reflecting the breadth of knowledge and responsibilities of an emergency medicine intern. The course is designed for fourth-year medical students who are considering a career in Emergency Medicine.


This four-week course includes clinical shifts in the adult and pediatric Emergency Departments at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia and NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medicine. Students will also experience the pre-hospital environment through a ride along with NY Presbyterian EMS, dedicated emergency ultrasound teaching, telemedicine, and other specialized services within the two departments of Emergency Medicine.

There is a substantial didactic component to augment the clinical experience: a series of weekly dedicated sub-intern lectures, hands-on workshops, and small group sessions, in addition to the weekly residency academic conferences.

How to Apply

Fourth-year medical students from Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons should apply through the OASIS system. Students from Weill Cornell Medicine and all other medical schools should apply through the visiting student application service (VSAS).

Program Contact Information

Nina Sibchand
Undergrad Medical Coordinator

Emergency Medicine Visiting Scholar Program

Program Description
The Visiting Scholar Program is a funded program for fourth year medical students interested in Emergency Medicine. The program is designed to support students, who may not otherwise be able to travel to our area, and to provide an opportunity to gain clinical exposure to Emergency Medicine at two NYC-based tertiary medical centers.

Subinternship will take place for one month during the months of July through October.

Who Should Apply
The program is open to all fourth-year medical students interested in Emergency Medicine who can meet the academic requirements of NewYork Presbyterian Columbia and Weill Cornell Medicine. Applicants will be considered on an individual basis with special consideration given to those applicants who (i) were the first in their family to attend graduate school; (ii) grew up in a single parent household; (iii) have, either as a result of their socio-economic background, their status as a member of an historically underrepresented group in medical school, their disability status, their LGBTQ status, or other challenging life experiences, overcome obstacles on their journey to medical school; (iv) have lived or worked in a diverse environment; and/or (v) have, through their education or work experience, demonstrated a commitment to serving historically underprivileged populations.

Application Process
Our Department of Emergency Medicine uses a separate Application Process in order to offer and hold a spot ahead of the VSAS opening. Please note that, if accepted this is a conditional acceptance, and a complete VSASapplications must be submitted for final institutional approval.

To apply, please submit the following:

For any questions about the Emergency Medicine Visiting Scholar Program, please contact Yvonne Wright.

Mailing Address
New York-Presbyterian Hospital
Weill Cornell Medical Center
Department of Emergency Medicine
525 E. 68th St., Box 179
New York, NY 10065

Office of the Chair
Emergency Medicine
525 E. 68th St., M-130
New York, NY 10065
(212) 746-0780

Residency Office
530 E. 70th St., M-127
New York, NY 10021
(212) 746-0892

Research Office
525 E. 68th St., M-130
New York, NY 10065

Leading Emergency Care