Emergency Medicine Residency

Welcome to the Newark Beth Israel Emergency Medicine Residency Program!

Our Mission

The Department's educational mission is to train proficient, caring physicians able to meet the many challenges of emergency medicine. We are committed to provide our graduates with the clinical and interpersonal skills to appropriately manage multiple acutely ill or injured patients in a timely, compassionate, and cost-effective manner.

Residency Profile

Newark Beth Israel’s Emergency Medicine Residency is an ACGME accredited program that can graduate 8 Board-prepared physicians per year.

The primary site for the residency is at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, which is a high-acuity, quaternary care center encompassing over 650 inpatient hospital beds. Each year, the main emergency department sees over 95,000 patients and boasts an admission rate over 15%. Residents additionally train at Rutgers University Hospital in Newark, where they do rotations in toxicology and trauma, as well as Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston where they rotate through the ICU. First-year residents do a two-week EM rotation at Jersey City Medical Center.

A Message From The Chair

Eric J. Wasserman, MDWelcome to the world of Emergency Medicine (EM) at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center (NBIMC). Thank you for your interest!
The Department of EM at NBIMC is a large, independent, academic department that’s home to four postgraduate EM training programs: our flagship residency in EM, and our advanced fellowships in Pediatric EM, Emergency Ultrasound and EMS & Disaster Medicine. The backdrop for this expansive educational experience is our single campus, 95,000 visit-per-year urban Emergency Department located in the heart of Newark, New Jersey. Additionally, our department houses an 18-bed Observation Unit that provides more definitive, post-ED care to nearly 600 patients per month.
The training we provide is cutting edge and evidence-based. Our phenomenal teaching faculty is comprised of board certified, seasoned, working docs who naturally prefer the bedside to their offices. Our trainees are some of the kindest, brightest and resilient learners I have ever had the pleasure of teaching. And, to top it off, the vast majority of our patients are complex and sick. They come from both around the corner and around the globe in need of the comprehensive, compassionate and high-quality care we so diligently strive to provide.
The whole experience is pretty hardcore. The EM training is second to none. The results are impressive. But please don’t take my word for it - have a look around and see for yourself…
Kind regards,

Eric J. Wasserman, MD, FACEP
Chairman, Department of Emergency Medicine
Newark Beth Israel Medical Center

Rutgers Health

Residency and fellowship programs training at RWJBarnabas Health benefit from the resources and interprofessional opportunities available through the Rutgers Health institutional sponsorship. Learn more about all of the Rutgers Health sponsored graduate medical education programs on our sponsoring institution webpage.