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Emergency Medicine

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Mission Statement: The mission of St. Joseph’s University Medical Center (SJUMC) Emergency Medicine Residency Program is to provide an organized educational experience leading to the competent practice of emergency medicine. This training shall be based on educational goals and objectives in the ACGME Common Program Requirements for Emergency Medicine.

Purpose: The purpose of the SJUMC Emergency Medicine Residency training is to provide progressive learning experiences that develop the attitudes; skills and knowledge of a physician to efficiently provide quality emergency care.

ACGME Continued Accreditation without citations

ACGME Accredited since September 2013 Program # 1103300212

St. Joseph’s ACGME program is self-sponsored by St. Joseph’s University Medical Center.

St. Joseph’s is an academic medical center providing excellent training for our residents in a high volume, high acuity, and urban environment. We have a wide diversity of patients as well as cultures. St. Joseph’s University Medical Center, the primary clinical site, is the 3rd busiest ED in the country, with a single center volume of > 165,000 visits/year. It is well known for its Geriatric Emergency Department as well as the ALTO program (alternative to opioids). St. Joseph’s Wayne is our community affiliate with an annual ED volume of 30,000 patients/year.

Highlights:

  • High volume of patients, with over 165,000 visits last year
  • High acuity patients with over 20% of the patients we see admitted, including many to critical care units
  • Over 1,047 trauma patients seen annually in our ED, Level 2 Trauma Center
  • Mobile ICU units and Northstar Helicopter
  • We are staffed with trauma surgery, neurosurgery, vascular, cardiothoracic surgery 24/7
  • Primary Comprehensive Stroke Center with 24/7 neurointervention services
  • Cardiac Center with pre-hospital EKG transmission, 24/7 cardiac cath, and excellent door to balloon times
  • Medical control for an EMS department that receives 120,000 calls annually
  • Receiving hospital for Montclair State University
  • Toxicology consult in house 24/7
  • Pediatric ED with over 45,000 visits annually, renowned Children’s Hospital
  • Residents have opportunities to serve as teachers and mentors
  • Monthly Resident - to - Resident, as well as Resident - to - Attending meetings to discuss 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
  • Curriculum consists of flipped classrooms, panels, and other innovative forms of learning
Level Specialty Weeks
PGY-1

Emergency Medicine

Peds/EM

Internal Medicine

Ophthamology

Psychiatry

OB/GYN

CCU

OMFS

Surgery

Vacation

 

18

8

4

2

2

4

4

2

4

4

 

PGY-2

Emergency Medicine

Neurology

Orthopedics

Ultrasound

Research

Trauma

Anesthesia

MICU

Peds/EM

Vacation

24

2

4

2

2

4

2

4

4

4

PGY-3

EM/Wayne

Emergency Medicine

EMS

Administrative

Trauma

Peds/Em

MICU

Toxicology

Infectious Disease

Vacation

4

4

4

2

4

4

4

4

2

4

PGY-4

Emergency Medicine

OB/GYN

PICU

Opthalmology

Peds/EM

Research

OMFS

EM/Wayne

Selective

Vacation

24

2

2

2

2

2

2

4

4

4

     

EM Fellowships obtained by graduating EM residents:

EMS/Disaster Emergency Medicine, Emergency Ultrasound, International Emergency Medicine, Neuro-critical care, Hospice and Palliative Medicine, International Emergency Medicine, Pain management, and Geriatric Emergency Medicine.

Medical student rotations are available for Emergency Medicine, Pediatric Emergency Medicine and EM Ultrasound. The application can be obtained through the following email: sjrmcer@gmail.com.

Further information regading each of these rotations can be obtained through the email provided or through the Residency Coordinator.

Dates applications are accepted: July 15 for Osteopathic match and Sept 15 for the ACGME match.

Interview Dates: October through January (Subject to change)

Number of Letters of Recommendations:  At least three letters of recommendation with Standard Letters of Evaluation (SLOE) preferred.

Contact Us

Residency Coordinator, Judy Callender 973.754.2918, email callendj@sjhmc.org

Program Director, Nilesh Patel DO FACOEP, FAAEM 973.754.2248, email patelnin@sjhmc.org

Associate Program Director, Ninad Shroff, MD 973-754-2913 email shroffn@sjhmc.org

 

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