Dr. John Gallagher,
Department ChairThe Emergency Medicine Residency Program of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine was established in 1975 at Jacobi Medical Center. It was the first residency in Emergency Medicine in New York City and is one of the oldest programs in the country. The addition in 1996 of Montefiore Medical Center as a second training site established an ideal educational environment by coupling Jacobi's strength as a community-based, municipal hospital and trauma center with the tremendous resources of a tertiary care, university hospital. Emergency Medicine has full academic departmental status within the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
The PGY 1-4 training format that took effect in July 2006 allows residents to be fully integrated into the program in the first post-graduate year of training and be introduced at the introductory level to Emergency Medicine.