Residency Program

The Yale-New Haven Emergency Medicine Residency Training Program offers exceptional training preparing academically-oriented leaders in emergency medicine. Highlights of our program include:   

  • Training in two busy urban trauma centers (>150,000 total ED visits in both hospitals)
  • A very high acuity Level I adult and pediatric trauma center and tertiary care emergency department
  • Extensive experience in directing trauma and medical resuscitations
  • A total of 34 months of training in the emergency department
  • Dedicated shifts in critical care emergency medicine
  • Critical care experience (medical, cardiac, and surgical)
  • Four months of elective/research time
  • Superior training in ultrasound by fellowship-trained ultrasonographers
  • Opportunities for research in an active EMS division
  • Toxicology training at the New York City Poison Control Center
  • Outstanding off-service rotations in world-renowned training programs
  • Abundant opportunities for research
  • Funding for international electives through the J&J Physician Scholars program
  • Complicated tertiary care referrals mixed with general emergency medicine cases
  • Faculty skilled in critical care, EMS/disaster medicine, law, ultrasound, toxicology, and research 
  • Advancement into supervisory and teaching roles during the third and fourth years
  • Nationally recognized faculty

New 5-Year Combined EM Residency and Research Fellowship

We are proud to announce a new training program at Yale

The Yale Emergency Scholars (YES) program is a 5-year track that merges our fully accredited emergency medicine residency with a rigorous, SAEM-certified research fellowship. Successful graduates will receive a Master in Health Sciences (MHS) degree from Yale and be able to compete for extramural training and research grants. After the 4th year of training, candidates will be board-prepared residency graduates in emergency medicine.

Candidates will be residents for the first four years of the program and research fellows in the final year. However, formal MHS coursework and research activities will begin in the EM3 and EM4 years. Appropriate adjustments will be made in residency commitments to facilitate coursework and research. In the fifth year, candidates will continue their research course work and work clinical shifts as attending physicians in the Yale-New Haven Hospital Emergency Department.

  • This program will leverage the strengths of our department, which has over $23 million in federal funding, many senior investigators and mentors, and the outstanding training environment and resources of Yale University, including the Schools of Medicine and Public Health.
  • The YES program will have a separate NRMP number. Candidates may apply for this program, our traditional 4-year residency, or both. Commencement of YES-related activities in the EM3 year is contingent upon satisfactory performance in the EM1 and EM2 years.
Interested individuals can contact Steven L. Bernstein, MD, Professor of Emergency Medicine.