Albert Einstein Medical Center


Albert Einstein Medical Center formed from the merger of Jewish, Mount Sinai and Northern Liberties Hospitals in 1951. The main campus is Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia in North Philadelphia. The emergency medicine residency also sends residents to the community hospital, Einstein Medical Center Montgomery, as well as several neighboring healthcare settings for specialty training, such as Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Temple, and nearby EMS stations.


The ambulance bay at Albert Einstein Medical Center
  • among the oldest (>35 years) EM residency programs in the country
  • high volume, with >110,000 ED patients annually
    • level 1 urban trauma center and suburban community campus span the socioeconomic and ethnic spectrum
    • diversity of disease provides a breadth of clinical opportunity
    • >1,100 major trauma patients annually
  • adult and pediatric patients seen in emergency departments
    • dedicated pediatric emergency and ICU experiences at CHOP, St. Christopher Hospital for Children
  • critical care experience in medical, surgical, cardiac, pediatric, neonatal ICU settings
  • simulation center
  • accepts 15 DO/MD residents per year and 2 physician assistant residents
    • fully accredited AOA and ACGME-approved combined Emergency Medicine residency
    • participates in both the AOA and ACGME matches
    • holds the maximum ten-year accreditation status from the ACGME-RRC
  • 40+ board-certified faculty members
    • diverse specialty training in such fields as critical care, ultrasound, toxicology, EMS, Special Operations Medicine, and Disaster Management


  • 4 weeks per block, 13 blocks per academic year
  • 20 days of paid vacation (Including either Christmas or New Year's Eve week off)
  • The curriculum is evaluated multiple times annually with resident feedback, evolving to fit educational needs and ensuring a variety of experiences and learning environments.


  • Intern orientation (simulation, lab, intern curriculum): 4 weeks
  • Emergency Medicine: 18 weeks
  • Peds Emergency Medicine (St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children): 3 weeks
  • Trauma/SICU: 4 weeks
  • MICU: 4 weeks
  • CCU: 4 weeks
  • OB/GYN: 4 weeks
  • Anesthesia: 3 weeks
  • Radiology: 2 weeks
  • Toxicology: 2 weeks
  • Vacation: 4 weeks


  • Emergency Medicine: 30 weeks (26 weeks at main campus and 4 weeks at community hospital)
  • MICU: 4 weeks
  • NICU: 4 weeks
  • Ultrasound: 2 weeks
  • Orthopedics: 2 weeks
  • Neurology: 2 weeks
  • ENT: 1.5 weeks
  • Ophthalmology: 1.5 weeks
  • Lab week: 1 week
  • Vacation: 4 weeks


  • Emergency Medicine: 26 weeks (22 at main campus and 4 weeks at community campus)
  • Peds Emergency Medicine (CHOP): 4 weeks
  • PICU (CHOP): 4 weeks
  • Burn ICU (Temple University ): 4 weeks
  • Toxicology: 2 weeks (elective time if toxicology completed as PGY1)
  • Scholars: 2.5 weeks
  • EMS: 2.5 weeks
  • Elective: 2 weeks
  • Lab week: 1 week
  • Vacation: 4 weeks


  • Emergency Medicine: 30 weeks (22 weeks at main campus and 8 weeks at community campus)
  • Peds Emergency Medicine (CHOP): 4 weeks
  • Critical Care Consult: 4 weeks
    • Starting July 1st 2018, CT-ICU will be replaced with a Critical Care Consultation rotation. This rotation will place the senior EM resident as team leader in conjunction with the senior house IM resident, to quickly and efficiently response to rapid response events as well as code blue events within the hospital. This rotation provides the opportunity for continued critical care education as well as allowing the chance to teach junior residents and nursing staff, and attend hospital policy meetings to better improve in-hospital events.
  • Admin: 4 weeks
  • Scholars: 2.5 weeks
  • Elective: 2.5 weeks
  • Lab week: 1 week
  • Vacation: 4 weeks


  • Ultrasound, Pediatric Anesthesia, Cardiology, Sim, Toxicology, Dental, Hyperbarics, International, Wilderness Medicine, etc


  • EMS
  • Toxicology

Contact Information

5501 Old York Road, Korman B-9

Philadelphia, PA 19141


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