Four-Year Yale Residency Program

Program Overview

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

  • Training in academic Level I trauma center and urban community hospital
  • High acuity/low acuity adult and pediatric emergency medicine training
  • Extensive experience in managing trauma and medical resuscitations
  • Dedicated shifts in critical care emergency medicine
  • Cardiac, surgical, and medical critical care experience
  • Four months of elective/research time
  • Superior training in ultrasound by fellowship-trained ultrasonographers
  • Toxicology training at the Connecticut Poison Control Center
  • Ophthalmology rotation in the second year
  • Outstanding off-service rotations in world-renowned training programs
  • Abundant opportunities for research
  • Funding for international electives through the J&J Physician Scholars program
  • Faculty skilled in critical care, EMS/disaster medicine, wilderness medicine, law, ultrasound, toxicology, and research
  • Advancement into supervisory and teaching roles during the third and fourth years
  • Nationally recognized faculty
  • The Yale Center for Simulation Medicine

Yale Emergency Scholars (YES) Program

New 5-Year Combined EM Residency and Research Fellowship

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.

Program Director's Welcome

Welcome, and thank you for your interest in the Yale-New Haven Emergency Medicine Residency Program.


Applications to the Yale Emergency Medicine Residency Program are accepted from senior medical students from accredited U.S. medical schools, as well as other qualified candidates.

Ask A Resident

The following residents serve as contact points for questions regarding our residency.

Feel free to email them with questions or comments about our program.

Class of 2019

Dan Shanin, M.D.

Boston University School of Medicine

Katherine Couturier, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine

Class of 2020

Sandra Seelig, M.D.

New York Medical College

Ali Kamran, M.D.
Mercer University School of Medicine

Class of 2021

Samuel Buck, M.D.
Baylor College of Medicine

Ryan Buckley, M.D.
University of Minnesota Medical School

Abbie Saccary, M.D.
LGBTQ Representative
Mercer University School of Medicine