NYU Grossman Long Island School of Medicine
In the Department of Emergency Medicine at NYU Grossman Long Island School of Medicine, we are excited to offer a three-year residency starting in 2023 based at NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island.
Residency training sets the tone for the remainder of your career—an experience during which you make lifelong friendships, meet new mentors, and gain new knowledge and skills—so it is important to choose a program that feels right for you to unlock your full potential. We are committed to creating a supportive, welcoming, and inclusive program that brings out the best in our residents and faculty. Meet our current emergency medicine residents.
Our program’s mission is to educate physicians with the knowledge, clinical skills, and attitude to provide excellent care in the field of emergency medicine. It is our purpose to excel in clinical care, education, and scholarship while maintaining an inclusive and supportive environment that encourages a lifetime of learning.
Our dynamic curriculum, based at NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island, enables our residents to gain experience treating a diverse, high-acuity patient population with access to the advanced tertiary care expertise of a world-renowned health system. We are proud to be a Level 1 Trauma Center, Comprehensive Stroke Center, and STEMI Receiving Center. Additionally, we have observation medicine services on-site as well as a pediatric emergency department staffed by pediatric emergency physicians. Our dedicated faculty of physicians, who come from diverse backgrounds and have varied interests, are looking forward to mentoring trainees and helping them to develop their niche within emergency medicine.
With our own ambulance service and faculty experts in emergency medical services, our prehospital medicine and disaster medicine experiences are a highlight of our program. Residents also have the opportunity to train in toxicology from leaders in the field at the NYC Poison Control Center and Long Island Community Hospital.
Every Wednesday, residents are protected from clinical responsibilities so they can participate in our comprehensive didactic curriculum where they learn core and advanced principles of emergency medicine. These Wednesday conferences include flipped-classroom sessions, hands-on experience in the state-of-the art NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island Simulation Center and small-group discussions led by senior residents with mentorship from faculty to enhance teaching and leadership skills.
As an emergency medicine resident, our graduates go on to become outstanding emergency physicians equipped with the skills to make a meaningful impact on the lives of future patients and community.
- Department Chair: Dr. Christopher Caspers
- Program Director: Dr. Alexandra Ortego
- Associate/Assistant Program Director(s): Dr. Christine DeSanno-Caridi & Dr. Frances Rusnack
- Program Coordinator: Nicole Oquendo, BS
NYU Langone Hospital--Long Island
259 First Street, Mineola, NY 11501
The Emergency Medicine Residency at NYU Grossman Long Island School of Medicine is a three-year program that trains emergency medicine physicians to provide the highest level of care to their patients and pursue a career in the setting of their choosing. Starting in July 2023, we will train 6 residents per year, with a full cohort comprising 18 residents.
Emergency Medicine Residency program aims include the following:
- provide a rigorous training environment and resources to prepare graduates to practice in any clinical environment within the field of emergency medicine, including academic and community settings
- produce compassionate and engaged physicians who care about and advocate for their patients and communities
- prepare graduates with the skills necessary to take on leadership roles in emergency medicine
- provide mentorship to residents in their development of critical skills in the pursuit of lifelong, self-directed learning
- recruit residency candidates representative of diverse backgrounds with a passion for emergency medicine
Our rotation schedule is divided into 13 4-week blocks per postgraduate year (PGY), which includes 1 block of vacation.
Our work schedule adheres to the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and New York State duty-hour regulations. An in-house attending physician is available 24 hours per day, 7 days a week for direct supervision and consultation as needed.
Clinical Training Sites
Our residents train across Long Island, Manhattan, and Brooklyn, gaining experience with a diverse population of patients in a variety of healthcare settings. Clinical training sites include the Emergency Department at NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island, the NYC Poison Control Center and Long Island Community Hospital.
The Department of Emergency Medicine is committed to providing an expansive didactic learning environment to enhance residents’ clinical experience. The didactic experience includes the following:
- core content lectures and workshops
- grand rounds
- journal club
- morbidity, mortality, and improvement conference
- simulation lab
- procedure lab
- quality assurance and improvement
- board review
- administration and career longevity workshops
- joint conferences with other departments
- regional education events, ALLNYC
Every Wednesday, residents and faculty meet for five hours of didactic education that includes lectures by faculty, residents, and guests; workshops; discussion groups; and simulation labs.
As part of the greater NYU community, NYU Grossman Long Island School of Medicine aims to graduate academic physicians who become leaders in their chosen field. During training, emergency medicine residents are expected to complete an approved scholarly project. Residents work with the Emergency Department Director of Research and Scholarship, Suchismita Datta, MD, who will advise them in choosing a scholarly project. Residents are also matched with a faculty mentor with compatible scholarly interests to help guide them through the completion of their project.
Throughout training, residents have access to NYU Grossman Long Island School of Medicine’s Biostatistics Core for assistance in areas such as study design, sample size, and interpretation of data. The librarians at the NYU Grossman Long Island School of Medicine’s Hollis Health Sciences Library are also available for guidance and consultation of literature reviews. Residents are encouraged to present their research at a variety of local, regional, and national scientific meetings.
Program Director: Alexandra Ortego, MD
Program Coordinator: Nicole Oquendo, BS
Office: 131 Mineola Blvd, Suite 101, Mineola, NY 11501