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Program Director's Welcome

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Thank you for your interest in the Yale-New Haven Emergency Medicine Residency Program. As the Program Director, I am privileged to be the leader of such an outstanding group of residents with a tremendous supporting cast of faculty and residency support staff.

The mission of the residency program is to advance the science and practice of Emergency Medicine. The program gained accreditation in 1995 and enrolled its first class of residents in June 1996. Our four-year program currently accepts 15 residents per year. We have recently added the Yale Emergency Scholars (YES) program as an option to fill up to two of the residency spots annually. These YES residents will fulfill all the requirements of the residency and have their elective time focused on research education and activities. They will graduate with their classmates and continue directly into a 1-year Research Fellowship at Yale. In addition to expanding their skills and knowledge in research, they will also earn a Masters of Science degree from Yale as part of the program. This is a unique program for those individuals who have a strong interest in research.

Our focus is to provide comprehensive, state-of-the-art training to prepare clinically superior, academically-oriented leaders in emergency medicine. This is accomplished through training at tertiary care, level one, academic and community emergency departments. Emergency department ultrasound, pre- hospital medicine, toxicology, simulation medicine, international health, pediatric emergency medicine, trauma, wilderness medicine and extensive critical care training are emphasized. We have an extensive EM Simulation curriculum and will be opening our new state of the art Simulation Center in January 2015.

With the goal of training tomorrow's leaders in emergency medicine, the faculty at Yale is carefully selected to include scholars with academic expertise and an unwavering commitment to the promotion and advancement of emergency medicine. All faculty members are board-certified or board eligible in emergency medicine. The faculty has trained at many of the leading residency programs in the United States, and a large number have completed fellowships in emergency medicine subspecialties. The Yale Emergency Medicine faculty is comprised of nationally recognized experts in disaster medicine, emergency medical services, wilderness medicine, toxicology, critical care medicine, substance abuse and ultrasound.

Faculty interests and expertise are as wide and diverse as the field of emergency medicine itself. With many research projects in all stages of progress, the faculty are involved in institution-based as well as large, multi-center investigations. Current areas of research interest include injury prevention, alcohol screening/intervention and substance abuse programs, ultrasound, pre-hospital medicine, and toxicology. The faculty members at Yale are also active at a national level in leadership roles in organizations such as the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM), the National Association of EMS Physicians (NAEMSP) and the American Public Health Association (APHA).

Thank you for your interest in the Yale-New Haven Emergency Medicine Residency Program.

David Della-Giustina, MD, FACEP, FAWM
Program Director