The SUNY at Stony Brook Emergency Medicine Residency Program was established in 1990. The residency is a fully accredited, three year training program with 16 residents per class for a total of 48 residents.
The focus of our program is to train physicians in the clinical practice of Emergency Medicine. Residents in this program master the diagnosis, treatment, and disposition of a multitude of disease processes and injuries. Stony Brook University Medical Center is the only Level 1 Trauma Center in Suffolk county and is also a tertiary care medical center. Not only does this mean we see a large number of critically ill patients, it also provides us with an extremely diverse patient population of all ages, races, and socioeconomic backgrounds. The training environment in the Stony Brook Emergency Medicine Program emphasizes progressive responsibility based upon the level of training, junior residents receiving maximal assistance while senior residents are expected to make their own medical decisions and learn to run the department.
The Stony Brook Emergency Medicine Residency Program offers a wide array of opportunities in addition to obtaining clinical expertise. We have a long-standing involvement in medical student education. We not only teach introduction to clinical skills courses but specific skills labs such as ultrasound, splinting, and simulation. In addition, our research division is well-established as a leader in emergency medicine research. Residents are provided numerous opportunities to develop skill in other areas of medical practice such as academic medicine, research, emergency medical services and administration. Most importantly, the program can be tailored to each resident’s long-term goals and desires to be a leader in the field of Emergency Medicine.