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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.

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  • 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.