Medical Students

In the Ronald O. Perelman Department of Emergency Medicine of NYU Langone Medical Center, Bellevue Hospital, and the VA Medical Center, we believe that well-organized, innovative, and thoughtful student education is a hallmark of a truly world-renowned academic institution. Our Emergency Departments provide a fertile training ground for medical students at all levels. Beginning in the pre-clinical years, students at the NYU School of Medicine are exposed to clinical patient care in our departments via faculty mentorship programs and the Emergency Medicine Interest Group (EMIG) workshops and shadowing sessions. Our department also organizes the pre-clinical introduction to procedures such as intravenous catheter placement and blood drawing for the School of Medicine.

During the clinical years, our department provides a variety of elective experiences. We offer rotations in Emergency Medicine (the EM Advanced Elective), Medical Toxicology, and Emergency Medicine Ultrasound to senior medical students from NYU and other LCME-accredited schools. We also offer the EM Selective for NYU students in their first clinical year (required for NYU students before taking the EM Advanced Elective).  All students are exposed to tremendous diversity in clinical pathology and patient populations by rotating through the different hospitals within our academic center, including our nationally ranked tertiary care center at Tisch and the country’s first public hospital at Bellevue.  The breadth of patients, pathology, social challenges, research opportunities, specialists, patient backgrounds, and clinical experiences at NYU is incredibly educational for all levels of medical students.

For students interested in pursuing a career in emergency medicine, the Advanced Emergency Medicine Elective offers significant clinical responsibilities and exposure to the didactics that form the academic core of our department.  Students will attend morning report led by senior residents and experienced faculty, toxicology rounds, Wednesday resident didactic conference, advanced ultrasound sessions taught by our fellowship-trained faculty as well as current fellows, and simulation at NYU’s 25,000 square foot simulation center.  In addition to gaining invaluable clinical experience and vastly expanding your fund of knowledge, your time here will inform you of what it would like to be an emergency medicine resident at NYU and Bellevue.  Each medical student who is interested in applying to EM Residency is assigned a Departmental Faculty Mentor, who will meet with you several times throughout the year.

Please use the links on the left side of this page to find out more about our educational opportunities.

Please contact us with any questions and we look forward to working with you in the near future!

Audrey (Bree) Tse, MD
Director of Undergraduate Medical Education in Emergency Medicine
Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine

Masashi Rotte, MD, MPH
Associate Director of Undergraduate Medical Education in Emergency Medicine
Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine

Ellie Pena
Emergency Medicine Undergraduate Medical Education Program Administrator