The Weill Cornell Department of Emergency Medicine at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital is pleased to offer a postgraduate Emergency Medicine Residency for Nurse Practitioners. Our program has been committed to training NPs to become experts in the field of Emergency Medicine. Led by experienced Advanced Practice Providers and Weill Cornell’s renowned faculty, the Nurse Practitioner Residency provides our graduates with the knowledge and skills needed to deliver exceptional emergency care and to become leaders in our profession.
The Department of Emergency Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. Located in the heart of New York City, we have the privilege of delivering exceptional, compassionate, and equitable care to a diverse patient population across two hospital campuses: NYP/Weill Cornell Medicine and NYP/Lower Manhattan Hospital.
Across both campuses, the Department of Emergency Medicine serves over 140,000 patients each year. department, Our goal is to provide the highest quality care to our patients, offer an exceptional educational experience to our students and residents, and engage in rigorous research to advance the practice of emergency medicine. In addition to the physician assistant residency, we offer residencies for physicians and nurse practitioners, as well as fellowships in Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Geriatric Emergency Medicine, Global Health Research, and Healthcare Leadership & Management.
We are committed to excellence across all domains of Emergency Medicine. Our VEPT (Vulnerable Elders Protection Team) is a first-of-its-kind ED/hospital-based multi-disciplinary team created to address elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation. We are a national leader in Telemedicine, including the launch of the first Emergency Department Telehealth Express Care Service in the nation and the Center for Virtual Care. As a New York State recognized SAFE (Sexual Assault Forensic Examination) Center, we provide comprehensive medical, forensic, and counseling services to victims of sexual abuse.
To learn more about the Weill Cornell Emergency Department, visit https://emed.weill.cornell.edu/.
As a physician assistant resident in the Department of Emergency Medicine, you will have the opportunity to learn from, and work alongside, some of the brightest minds in medicine. Our physicians hold faculty appointments at the Joan and Stanford Weill Medical College of Cornell University, one of the top medical schools in the country. Renowned for their accomplishments in education and research, our faculty, residents, PAs, and NPs sit on several national committees, publish numerous articles and chapters, and regularly present at national conferences. Many of our colleagues pursue special interests and subspecialty expertise, including global emergency medicine, toxicology, geriatric emergency medicine, wilderness medicine, administration & leadership, quality & patient safety, simulation & education, and disaster medicine. All of our physician assistant residents are invited to explore these areas and further diversify their experience.
Established in 2015, our nurse practitioner residency is carefully designed to prepare the nurse practitioner resident to become a competent clinician by developing skills in all aspects of emergency medicine while keeping with our core nursing values of providing compassionate and empathetic care. This residency is designed to ease the transition from registered nurse (RN) to nurse practitioner (NP) smoothly, gain multiple advanced skills, enhance critical thinking, and work at the top of your scope of practice. This highly intensive 12-month curriculum is divided between the adult emergency department, pediatric emergency department (family nurse practitioners only), and multiple off-service rotations in key specialties across our institution. Every year, we accept between 2-4 candidates through a rigorous application & interview process. Applications open on January 1, interviews are held in May, and accepted candidates start on November 1 of the same year. The ideal candidate demonstrates professionalism, commitment to learning, a strong work ethic, and genuine passion for emergency medicine.
Nurse Practitioner Emergency Medicine residents are employed by Weill Cornell Medicine with clinical appointments at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. For the 2023-2024 cycle, the residency stipend will be $60,000 per year. Residents are provided with medical, dental, and vision benefits, as well as paid vacation and $750 for CME expenses. On-campus housing and parking are offered but subject to availability.
If accepted, the candidate must obtain the following prior to November 1st.
** Please keep in mind, hospital credentialing takes approximately 3 months to complete
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The 12-month, 52-week, calendar encompasses over 3,000 hours of clinical experience divided between the adult emergency department, pediatric emergency department for family nurse practitioners, and specialty off-service rotations. Below is the current curriculum, newly redesigned and updated to best serve our residents’ education.
1 week Orientation
3 weeks Vacation
25 weeks Adult Emergency Department
4 weeks Pediatric Emergency Department (Family Nurse Practitioner only)
4 weeks Medical Intensive Care Unit at Lower Manhattan Hospital
2 weeks Cardiac Intensive Care Unit
1 weeks Critical Care Triage Team
2 weeks Burn Intensive Care Unit
2 weeks Anesthesia
2 weeks Surgery & Surgical Intensive Care
2 weeks Neurology
2 weeks Orthopedics (with additional sports medicine clinic opportunities)
2 weeks Hematology / Oncology
52 weeks Total
The residency begins with a classroom and simulation lab-based orientation, which introduces the Emergency Department’s electronic medical record, operating procedures, and workflow. Lectures and hands-on sessions cover fundamental emergency medicine topics such as splinting, suturing, EKG interpretation, and approach to the medical and surgical conditions commonly seen in the ED. The opportunity to obtain Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) as well as the Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner (SAFE) course certification is also offered at this time.
Each resident is allowed to request three weeks of paid vacation during the residency. These requests are due at least two months before the start of the residency so that we can incorporate them into your block schedule.
Residents will rotate in the adult emergency department at both the Weill Cornell and Lower Manhattan campuses, and the pediatric emergency department at Weill Cornell. Nurse Practitioner Emergency Medicine residents will evaluate and treat patients under the direct supervision of attending physicians as well as senior advanced practice providers. This close relationship provides an outstanding forum to learn from the diversity and complexity of medical conditions treated in the ED. Nurse Practitioner Emergency Medicine residents also work alongside resident physicians and nurse practitioner residents in all acuity level areas of the department, including Area A where we see the most critically ill and injured patients. A typical work week includes four to five 12-hour shifts. Each resident is expected to work a fair share of day, evening, night, and weekend shifts, as well as legal and religious holidays.
The majority of learning throughout the residency is clinically based and at the bedside, under the supervision of both physicians and senior advanced practice providers. Post-shift, Nurse Practitioner Emergency Medicine Residents are encouraged to read independently to learn more about the specific diseases and patient presentations encountered that day.
The rotation schedule is designed to provide the Nurse Practitioner Emergency Medicine residents with a solid foundation in the clinical skills, knowledge, and procedures. We chose specialties that are most applicable to emergency medicine, with emphasis on critical care. When rotating through an off-service department, the Nurse Practitioner Emergency Medicine resident will function as a member of the team supervised by the physicians, senior residents, and Nurse Practitioner Emergency Medicine residents of that specialty. Experiencing the care of our patients from another specialty’s perspective provides residents with a broad understanding of the healthcare system and patient experience and allows residents to become more effective emergency providers. This experience also allows you to meet the extraordinary members of other teams and make lifelong connections. The off-service schedule varies between 4 and 5 12-hour shifts.
Nurse Practitioner Emergency Medicine Residents are required to attend the daily Morning Report and weekly Wednesday Conference. Morning Report is an hour of education held during every weekday shift and is led by EM resident physicians. Typically, it includes either an interesting case presentation or a review of a specific topic. The Wednesday Conference is held every week and is organized by faculty from both Weill Cornell and Columbia University, as well as distinguished visitors from other institutions (Grand Rounds). It focuses on in-depth exploration of core EM topics. During rotations away from the ED, Nurse Practitioner Emergency Medicine Residents may also be required to attend conferences sponsored by the host department.
On the third Monday of every month, physician assistant residents and nurse practitioner residents join Residency Meetings and Callback Days led by APP Residency leadership. Residency meetings consist of resident case presentations and administrative or operational housekeeping. Callback days feature four hours of education on core EM topics, including lectures, hands on training, and simulations.
Our residents are also required to attend several annual events hosted by our department. Every march, we host the Protected Airway Course which teaches the art of oxygenation and intubation through innovative and immersive installations. Every June we host a Point-of-Care Ultrasound Course, and every December we host a two-day conference for PAs and NPs in emergency medicine called “Clinical Updates in Emergency Medicine.”
Our residency works very closely with the Weill Cornell Medicine Simulation Center, where we use state-of-the-art equipment to teach critical procedures and practice resuscitation. Many of our ED faculty are fellowship-trained in medical simulation and guide our residents through realistic, hands-on training in a safe space. Simulation is a core component of all didactic opportunities, including Morning Report, Wednesday Conference, Callback Days, and other events.
In-service exams will be conducted three times over the course of the 12-month program. Residents will be required to participate. The content of these exams covers foundations of emergency medicine for physician assistants. Each exam is proctored and meant to promote resident competency in all aspects of this field.
Shannon Scherer, FNP
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Larisa Fridlyand, FNP
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We accept 2-4 Residents to each class.
The entire application is online and is completed by the applicant. The application cycle opens on January 1 for the class starting on November 1 of the same year. There is no deadline, we accept applications until the interview season.
Interviews are held in May for the class starting on November 1 of the same year. Interviews are typically held on two separate days. Since the COVID-19 pandemic, interviews are hosted virtually over Zoom.
Yes. We will host two Open House dates in March and April to give applicants the opportunity to visit our department, meet the faculty and leadership, and tour the institution. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in attending.
Lauren McCue, MSN, ACNPC-AG
Lauren oversees all aspects of the residency program including training, curriculum, recruitment and mentorship. She graduated from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ with a BS in Biology in 2014. After graduation, she found her love of emergency medicine when she became an Emergency Department Patient Care Technician (PCT) at Trinitas Hospital in Elizabeth, NJ. While working there for almost 3 years, she finished her nursing prerequisites and applied to nursing school. She attended MGH Institute of Health Sciences in Boston, MA where she obtained her BSN and MSN in Acute Care. While in graduate school, she worked as an emergency room registered nurse (RN) for 2 years, reconfirming her passion for emergency medicine. After obtaining her graduate degree as an acute care nurse practitioner, she was accepted into our NP ED Residency Program in 2019. She has been actively involved in teaching, mentoring, and precepting NP students. Just recently, she was awarded Columbia University’s School of Nursing Preceptor of the Year in Acute Care for 2022. She is a passionate advocate for our Victim Intervention Program where she volunteers her time responding to victims of sexual, domestic and physical assaults in the emergency department and throughout the hospital.