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Welcome to Emergency Medicine at Rutgers Health/New Jersey Medical School!

The Emergency Medicine Residency at Rutgers Health/NJMS is a dynamic and innovative program. We provide excellent training for our residents in a high volume, high acuity, urban environment.

  • Inner-city, urban location
    • Wide diversity of patients from many countries and cultures
    • Wide diversity of pathology
    • High volume of patients, with over 98,000 visits last year
    • High acuity patients with an approximately 20% admission rate, including many to critical care units
    • Thirty-bed Observation Unit staffed 24/7 by Nurse Practitioners
  • Level 1 Trauma Center
    • Over 5,900 trauma patients seen annually in our ED
    • High volume of penetrating traums, with an average of three victims of penetrating trauma treated daily
    • Blunt and industrial trauma - close proximity to multiple highways, Newark airport and seaport and NYC
    • Mobile ICU units and Northstar Helicopter based at University Hospital
    • We are staffed with Trauma Surgery and most other surgical specialties in-house, 24/7
  • We are a large tertiary care center that provides are to patients with a wide array of acute pathology that includes:
    • Liver transplant service
    • Stroke Center
    • Heart center with EKG transmission to Cardiology via smartphone and cardiac catheterization lab availability 24 hours
    • Medical control for an EMS department that receives 120,000 calls annually
    • Receiving hospital for Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR)
    • New Jersey Poison Information & Education System (NJ Poison Control)
  • We are a large pediatric tertiary care center:
    • Pediatric ED with over 19,000 visits annually
    • PICU, NICU
  • University Hospital is the primary teaching site for Rutgers Health/NJMS
    • Mandatory clerkship for 4th year students
    • Residents have opportunities to serve as teachers and mentors for a variety of medical school courses
  • An established program that continues to evolve
    • We cherish and incorporate resident input
    • Monthly Resident-Resident, as well as Resident-Faculty/Program Leadership meetings to discuss concerns, ideas and future directions of the program
    • Residents are active contributors to the curriculum, and resident input is sought after every rotation
    • Residents participate in administrative meetings and committees

Our program has excellent faculty, outstanding facilities, and challenging patients that provide a strong foundation in Emergency Medicine. Take a look at our program and we look forward to meeting you.