Residency in Emergency Medicine at North Shore University Hospital
I am delighted by your interest in our program. I would like to share with you my thoughts on residency education in emergency medicine at North Shore University Hospital.
The educational program is based on a number of key principles that serve as anchors for residency activity during the three-year program at North Shore. Several of the most important are:
- Service - The single most important principle is service, centering all that you accomplish and learn as a resident on the idea of service to the patient. All activities, be they clinical, technical, academic, interpersonal, or otherwise are directed to answer the question “How best can I serve the patient?” At North Shore, we expect this to be a working principle, not a platitude.
- Expertise - As a resident in training, you are the future of the specialty and, as such, must establish an identity as a specialist, standing as a peer among other specialists in medicine. The areas of expertise that we develop in our residents include: care of the undifferentiated patient, care of the critically ill, interpersonal and communication skills, and resource management.
- Individual Initiative - In my experience, the residents who are most successful are those who take personal responsibility for their education. These residents understand that the time of their residency training is the most important period of their education as a physician, a time when they develop the habits and values of practice that will shape their professional careers. They also know that it is a time of great challenge, during which they must take full advantage of many daily learning opportunities through service and self-study, while at the same time balancing this strong work ethic with time to fulfill personal needs and goals.
- Continuous Improvement - Since I place significant emphasis on residents taking personal responsibility for their education, as the Program Director, I in turn feel obligated to monitor the residents’ experience and feedback about the program and then adjust the educational and clinical experiences based on that feedback.
North Shore University Hospital provides many resources to advance our educational principles. Our Emergency Department (ED) is a Level I Adult and Pediatric Trauma Center with among the highest acuity of any ED in the country (35%). We care for a wide diversity of adult and pediatric patients, serving both as a tertiary care referral center for the North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System and as a vital health care resource for the surrounding communities.
Furthermore, the North Shore ED experience is complemented with a range of clinical, administrative, research, and elective opportunities which are designed to take advantage of our faculty foci in ultrasound, toxicology, critical care, sports medicine, and basic science. Pediatrics is emphasized as well, with five and one half months of pediatric rotations as well as a unique Grand Rounds program in pediatric emergency medicine.
We also subscribe to the old saw “it’s not practice that makes perfect, it’s perfect practice that makes perfect” by exposing residents to faculty role models with a wide array of expertise and skill. Senior residents are also relied upon in this regard for the guidance of junior house staff and medical students. The educational and didactic program that emphasizes an interactive approach to learning and our substantial research infrastructure serve to support the residents’ progress in the program and the development of the skills necessary for the practice of competent, compassionate emergency medicine.
We are proud of our residents’ achievements as emergency physicians and emergency medicine leaders in a broad array of clinical, administrative, academic, and fellowship positions in all areas of the country.
I invite your inquiries about our program. Please contact me personally if you have questions or need further information about emergency medicine at North Shore University Hospital.
Joseph LaMantia, MD, FACEP
Program Director, Residency in Emergency Medicine
The Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine offers residency programs in emergency medicine at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset. This ACGME accredited programs trains 10 residents per year beginning at the PGY-1 level.
Our residency program is located in one of the most diverse areas in the country, offering residents the opportunity to work and learn in a large urban and suburban hospital setting surrounded by the brightest medical minds in the region. Residents rotate through the New York City Poison Control Center, the Fire Department of New York, the emergency department at the pediatric medical center, and several community hospitals in the North Shore-LIJ Health System. Trainees also have the opportunity to participate in a four-week rotation at the R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, to provide the resident with exposure to high-acuity patients with major trauma, particularly penetrating trauma.
- The high acuity of our patient population and our emphasis in critical care as a tertiary and quaternary referral center
- Designation as American College of Surgeons Level I Trauma Center with a regional helicopter program
- An intense clinical exposure to a diverse patient population, with progressive responsibility to ensure competence in clinical decision-making
- A wide array of fellowship programs which offer the resident a unique experience in subspecialty education
- A comprehensive simulation program across all three years of residency training
- A “Bioskills” program with human cadavers which offer s an exceptional exposure to high risk, complex procedures
- Dedicated time in pediatric anesthesiology and the post-anesthesia care unit (PACU) at Cohen’s Children’s Medical Center
Applicants interested in the emergency medicine training program at North Shore-LIJ Health System should apply through the electronic residency application service (ERAS), which allow applications starting Sept. 15.
No applications are reviewed after Nov. 15.
Essential application information includes:
- Common application form
- Curriculum vitae
- USMLE or COMLEX transcript
- Medical school transcript
- A personal statement
- Dean’s letter
- Three (3) letters of recommendation
- ECFMG Status Report, if applicable
Associate program director
Clinical clerkship director
David C. Lee, MD
- Chief of Division - Medical Toxicology of Emergency Medicine, Long Island Jewish Medical Center
- Chief of Division - Medical Toxicology of Emergency Medicine, North Shore University Hospital
- Professor, Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine
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