Residency Overview

Residency Overview

About Us

The Emergency Medicine Residency aims to provide the highest quality post-graduate education in the specialty of Emergency Medicine. With over 200 alumni, the residency program has a rich tradition of excellence that dates back to its inception in 1993. Based at Jefferson Health - New Jersey, which consists of three hospital campuses, the program provides leadership in healthcare delivery in southern New Jersey.

Mission Statement

The ACGME Emergency Medicine Residency at Jefferson Health - New Jersey exists to train the next generation of emergency medicine physicians to deliver safe, high quality, evidence based care to culturally and ethnically diverse patient populations. Clinical bedside exposure to high patient volume and acuity, guided by board-certified/emergency medicine residency-trained faculty, is complemented by weekly, interactive didactic training, simulation, and point of care ultrasound training by fellowship trained EM Physicians.

During the 3-year training program, residents assume a progressive practice autonomy. Our collegial atmosphere, with continuous feedback, provides the necessary skills and confidence to practice, upon graduation, cutting edge emergency medicine independently in any environment from community hospitals to tertiary care centers. Graduates of our program are well prepared to assume strong leadership and patient advocacy roles within their communities.


This program is intended to educate physicians to provide and plan emergency health services. It is expected that graduates of this program shall be qualified and eligible for certification by the American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM).

The following objectives represent levels of achievement in concepts, skills, and attitudes for residents training in Emergency Medicine:

  1. Be well-versed in all aspects of emergency medical care.
  2. Be familiar with the principles of continuity of care to more properly initiate emergency treatment.
  3. Develop an appreciation of the ability to rapidly evaluate, initiate and organize the treatment of the emergent patient. The resident's ability to organize and record data, such as a history, physical examination, diagnostic procedures, diagnostic modalities/techniques, and laboratory testing in the initiation of appropriate therapy shall be made an intimate part of the training and acquired skills.
  4. Provide due regard to expected risks arising from therapy, as well as the condition being treated.
  5. Include training in critical care units; CCU, MICU, SICU, and RICU
  6. Have experience in the care of emergency ambulatory and non-ambulatory patients, as well as traditional urgent but non-emergent patients.
  7. Be trained in preventive medicine, especially as it is related to emergency care.
  8. Occupational Medicine.
  9. Observation / monitoring medicine.
  10. A listing of experiences will be maintained and evaluated periodically to ensure the completeness of the training.
  11. Opportunity will be provided to evaluate the outcomes of emergency care via Quality Improvement/Assurance programs.
  12. There shall be training in Emergency Medical Services System Management, including: Emergency facility and hospital administration, Forensic Medicine and medico-legal issues, community relations, including news media, emergency transportation and communication.