The Yale-New Haven Medical Center Emergency Medicine Residency Program was established in 1996. It is a four year training program, accepting 13 residents per year. Our mission is to provide comprehensive, state-of-the-art training to prepare clinically superior, academically-oriented leaders in emergency medicine. This mission is accomplished through training at two sites. Yale-New Haven Medical Center is an academic, tertiary care, level 1 trauma facility. Bridgeport Hospital is an academically oriented, community teaching hospital and level 2 trauma center. The Yale emergency medicine faculty is comprised of nationally recognized experts in disaster medicine, emergency medical services, wilderness medicine, toxicology, critical care medicine, substance abuse, and ultrasound. As a result, these particular areas are emphasized during training.

Residents will spend 34 months training in two busy urban trauma centers, whose emergency departments see more than 180,000 patients annually. Additional training time is spent on ultrasound imaging, in critical care units, on subspecialty rotations, with EMS services, and toxicology services with the New York City Poison Control Center. Residents may spend 4 – 5 months pursuing personal interests through electives or research. Popular electives include global health, critical care, disaster medicine, sports medicine, pediatric anesthesia, emergency radiology, simulation medicine, wilderness medicine, and public policy.

Yale University has partnered with Johnson and Johnson to create the Johnson and Johnson Physician Scholars in International Health program, which sends physicians-in-training on 4 – 8 week rotations to venues overseas. The Yale emergency medicine program typically sends 5 – 6 residents per year on international rotations. These rotations are designed to provide clinical experience, service and teaching, often in resource-poor settings. To date, Yale EM residents have worked in Armenia, Cameroon, Columbia, Eritrea, Fiji, Ghana, the Republic of Georgia, Honduras, Liberia, Mexico, Nepal, New Zealand, Rwanda, Switzerland, the UAE, Uganda, and Zambia. The Yale emergency medicine program’s commitment to training future leaders in global health is readily demonstrated by placing 13 graduates into international EM fellowships in the past ten years, with 3 currently serving as fellowship directors.

Most recently, the research section of the Yale University Department of Emergency Medicine has established the Yale Emergency Scholars (YES) program. This is a 5 year track that merges our emergency medicine residency program with a rigorous, SAEM certified research fellowship. Successful graduates will receive a Masters in Health Sciences degree from Yale University, and be able to compete for extramural training and research grants.

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