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. We also offer two summer fellowships for rising second-year medical students: the NYU Summer Fellowship as well as the Underrepresented in Medicine (URiM) Summer Fellowship for students across the country.

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, the country’s first public hospital at Bellevue, and our busy community hospital at NYU Brooklyn in Sunset Park.  All three of these Emergency Departments include pediatric Emergency Departments and provide the highest level of Stroke and STEMI care; in addition, both NYU Brooklyn and Bellevue are Level I Trauma Centers.  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 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 conference, 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 NYU 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.  Our UME Team provides oversight and mentoring throughout the residency application process.

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

May Li, MD
Associate 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
ellie.pena@nyumc.org