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Frequently Asked Questions
- Where do residents live?
Our residents live all over the NYC metropolitan area.The most popular locations for our residents to live are in Midtown Manhattan, Northern Bronx/Lower Westchester and the Astoria area of Queens.
- How do residents commute to the hospital? Is there parking?
Our hospital consists of multiple buildings in a gated campus. We have a six-story parking garage on-campus. If you drive to work, affordable monthly parking fees are deducted from your paycheck pre-tax. Our campus is also easily accessible by Metro North Rail Road from the Fordham University station, which is ¾ mile away. Multiple NYC buses also serve the SBH Campus.
- What is the relationship between the ER and other departments?
The ER is a highly regarded department in the hospital with excellent collegial relationships between our department and consulting services. We work most closely with the MICU and Trauma consulting services, and our ER residents rotating on those services often serve as the consult resident!
- How does the track system work?
Think of the track system like a “major” during residency. Residents choose a track at the start of PGY-3 year and participate in the sub-specialty during PGY-3 and PGY-4 years. Each track is designed to provide the best training for the field and to be highly moldable to each individual resident’s niche interests. All residents participate in teaching and scholarly activity during their track, allowing for well-rounded graduates who are highly competitive applicants for fellowship and attending positions.
- I am an osteopathic student. Am I required to get the AOA Distinction of Advanced Osteopathic Training if I match to SBHEM?
No. If you wish to earn your AOA DAOT, you will participate in additional educational, mentoring and evaluation sessions with faculty from the SBH Osteopathic and Manipulative Medicine Residency.
- I am an allopathic student, what does the ACGME Osteopathic Recognition mean for me?
Emergency Medicine, in general, does not involve much osteopathic manipulative medicine in day-to-day practice. Our didactic curriculum includes 1x 30 minute osteopathic and manipulative medicine lecture per month. The remainder of our AOA activities are independent study for qualified and interested residents.
- What is a typical resident shift schedule?
Our residents progress through graduated responsibility over the 4 years of residency with a graduated reduction in shifts concomitant with seniority. PGY-1 and -2 residents work 18 shifts/block, PGY-3 and PGY-4 16 shifts. Starting in the PGY-2 year, shifts are a mixture of 12hrs and 8hrs. Shift location within the department also gradually shifts from a predominance of lower acuity shifts in PGY-1 year to almost all shifts in the high-acuity areas during PGY-4 year, which is a pre-attending year.
- How is mentorship structured in the residency?
Our mentorship structure is multi-pronged. The residency is divided into “houses” (think Harry Potter), each led by an APD. These houses provide academic support through the residency process. Residents obtain additional mentorship through the Track system, forming close bonds with their track leaders as they explore niche interests in emergency medicine. Finally, many residents are involved in Quality Improvement projects, research and departmental committees, developing mentoring relationships with faculty through these other avenues.
- How does Wednesday conference work?
We have 4.5h of didactic conference every Wednesday morning. Our conferences are highly interactive and focus on minimizing classic “powerpoint lectures.” Highlights include
- Monthly Sim Lab Days consist of a full day of sim.
- Procedure lab training, including an annual cadaver lab for procedure skills.
- 1:1 case-based learning
- Themed “Track Days” where our sub-specialty tracks get to highlight what makes them so awesome.
- Annual Wilderness Medicine conference and BBQ retreat
- Participation in fantastic NYC conference opportunities like the ALL NYC EM conferences, Mt. Sinai Morningside Ultrasound Symposium, Bronx SonoWars and Bronx SimWars.