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Thanks for visiting Einstein Emergency Medicine!

Einstein's EM residency is a 4-year program with 15 residents per year. The program is 42 years old. It started as one of the original EM programs, originally accredited by the AOA and we were accredited by the ACGME in 1994. 
Our 60 residents are an amazing group -  there is a great mix of MD and DO's, gender, backgrounds, interests, and hometowns all across the country. Meet them all on our residency website (link below).

Einstein is located in North Philadelphia. We are the busiest Level 1 Trauma Center in the city, and see approximately 100,000 patients/year. We are a pediatric receiving hospital - so take care of many sick and traumatically-injured kids. We have an overall very high acuity, with twice the national average rate of admission to unit-level care. That, along with the primary care that goes along with being in a relatively underserved area of a big city, provides the perfect patient mix and volume to help you become an exceptional emergency physician.

Within our department we have active divisions of Toxicology, with a Fellowship, Ultrasound, Research, ACGME-accredited EMS Fellowship, Critical Care, Administration, and Education. We have research associates covering the ED 24 hours/day to enroll patients in clinical research studies.  This permits our residents to do significant research and scholarly projects. I am proud to say that we have had numerous residents present their work on a national platform in prior academic years!  

I am also proud to say our first-time board pass rate is >99% over the past 10 years. Our residents are very strong, and are well prepared for whatever practice they choose. Every year a few of our graduates pursue a fellowship, and the others pursue a mix of academic and community positions. We commonly hear back from our graduate's Chairs that they are "the best doc in our group". That's what Einstein will make you!!

We know it is a privilege to take care of our patients, and we feel a strong responsibility to give back to our community for what it provides for us. As a department, we are keenly aware of racial and class disparities in Health Equity facing our patients. Thus, we are active with community service projects and always looking to do more. We also have a strong focus on wellness of both residents and attendings. Both the Institution and program are committed to physician wellness. We have a mentoring program, diversity cabinet, wellness curriculum, and regularly scheduled wellness activities. The department conducts regular Journal Clubs with topics including Toxicology, Ultrasound, Critical Care, EMS, and landmark articles.

At Einstein we hold true to our EM Residency Mission and Vision:

Mission Statement:  Our mission is to cultivate scholarly emergency medicine physicians who are leaders in providing compassionate, collaborative and exceptional patient care to the community with humanity, humility and honor.

Vision Statement:  Our commitment is to provide a comprehensive emergency medicine education through:  a dynamic academic curriculum, diverse clinical experiences, extensive scholarly inquiry, graduated defined responsibilities, fostering a supportive and healthy environment, providing confidence to practice in all settings.

If these sound like the values you would want to hold in your residency program, come check us out.  We'd love to meet you!

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About Our Faculty

The commitment demonstrated by the 50 full-time, board-certified attending physicians is unsurpassed. In addition to their dedication to educating residents and participating in scholarly work, faculty serve as committee members, speakers, and leaders in societies such as the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) - including past Pennsylvania Chapter Presidents;  Society of Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM), American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians (ACOEP), American Academy of Emergency Medicine (AAEM), and Council of Emergency Medicine Residency Directors (CORD). Our attendings hold academic faculty positions at The Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University and the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. 

In addition to one-on-one interactions with residents in the clinical setting, our attendings enjoy teaching and mentoring residents in conferences, Sims, home and lunchtime journal clubs, as well as just hanging out chatting in our offices!  We strive to be a family here at Einstein - making it a great place to work!

Hear From Our Residents

Chair, Dr. Datner

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