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Educational Curriculum

We are lucky enough to offer Emergency Medicine training at two different sites, our main campus in Paterson NJ, and our community based campus in Wayne, NJ. Both campuses offer a high volume of sick patients however, training and clinical experiences at different levels of care.


Simulation Lab
Our growing simulation lab allows for hands on procedural learning as well as the ability to run mock scenarios in real time with a simulated patient, capable of receiving and responding to any and all necessary therapies. Simulation Lab is run by our Simulation fellowship trained faculty member. 

Basic and Advanced Courses
Throughout residency there are yearly courses intended to further the understanding and practice of Emergency Medicine. These include courses on the difficult airway, evidence-based medicine, advanced ultrasound, splinting, wilderness medicine, as well as others. Our residents are also trained in Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS), certified by the American College of Surgeons, trained by Trauma Surgeons that work at St Joseph’s.

There are several exciting post graduate fellowships available here at St. Joseph’s including:
  • Pain Management and Addiction
  • Stroke/Neurology
  • Medical Informatics
  • Medical Education
The above fellowships are not ACGME-accredited.  
Didactic Sessions

We are proud of our innovative weekly Wednesday conference.  This conference is fully protected time for residents; residents do not work Tuesday night or Wednesday day shift.  The theme of our conference is variety; tapping into a myriad of different instructional strategies including small-group discussion, simulation, competition and games, and journal club (typically at a restaurant!).

Scholarly Activity and Educational Resources
  • Our faculty and residents are involved in several national organizations including EMRA, ACEP, SAEM, AAEM, and CORD.  This allows for several scholarly activities.
  • Our faculty members have leadership roles in several educational publications, blogs, and online resources that are internationally-disseminated. We strive to involve our residents in all of these endeavors.
  • Scholarly Output Academic Year 2019-2020
    • Over 30 peer-reviewed publications, 50 regional/national presentations, 8 textbook chapters.  Contributions to multiple online resources and blogs including EM:RAP, REBEL-EM, MDCalc, and Foundations of EM.
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