Located in the heart of Brooklyn, The Brooklyn Hospital Center gets you ready for absolutely anything.

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Brooklyn Hospital Center Emergency is composed 32 EM residents, 15 full time faculty and 3 administrative assistants. We are academically affiliated with the Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai Medical Center, and we are in downtown Brooklyn. 

About the Hospital & Emergency Department

TBHC is a 464 bed full-service teaching hospital in downtown Brooklyn

  • academically affiliated with the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
  • consists of high level of acuity from which to manage critical care in the acute setting
  • designated as a Regional Stroke Center 
  • manages medical team for the Barclay’s Center and Citi Field events
  • serves approximately 70,000 patients per year
  • collaborates closely with Internal Medicine for continuity of care and preventive health efforts of population

Our program is located in the heart of Brooklyn, which allows our residents to live anywhere in NYC and enjoy all the fruits of this wonderful metropolis. 


The Department of Emergency Medicine of The Brooklyn Hospital Center is dedicated to excellence in patient care and research in Emergency Medicine.

Most importantly, our department is like a big family.  Our residents are instrumental in selecting the incoming intern class and we are a group that truly enjoys working and playing together. Brooklyn Hospital Center has always been known as a community hospital that turned out emergency physicians that worked hard and can handle absolutely anything - but also play hard. As the specialty of Emergency Medicine has matured, our program has evolved along with it and has become much more academic, yet we have never lost that Brooklyn Emergency schtick that makes us unique and is so central to our esprit de corps.

The Brooklyn Hospital Center is located in the center of one of the hottest areas in New York City in Fort Green, Brooklyn

  • Located next to Fort Greene Park only a few blocks away from the Barclay’s Center
  • Short walk to the Brooklyn Bridge and access to Manhattan
  • Fort Greene and local area are filled with shops and restaurants that are some of the best in NYC including Michelin rated and historical Mile End, Peter Luger Steak House, Bianca and Juniors
  • Subway access for a 10 minute ride to Manhattan

Program Goals

Upon completion of this EM Residency each resident will be a physician:

  • capable of walking into any emergency situation
  • able to manage diverse problems with a focused eye to evidence based medicine
  • with leadership, education and administrative skills. 
  • with a foundation in research in EM

Program Detail

The Emergency Medicine Training Program at The Brooklyn Hospital Center is the first EM residency in Brooklyn. Our training program has been accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education since 1989. Our four-year training program has a long tradition of excellence in both clinical and academic medicine. Our graduates have gone on to become leaders in Emergency Medicine.

Indeed, many of our graduates have pursued either fellowship training or academic positions throughout the nation.The training program offers many outstanding opportunities for residents. First and most importantly, the patient population is culturally, ethnically, and socio-economically diverse. Situated in downtown Brooklyn, we are at the epicenter of commuter rails, subways, and the destination of thousands of people daily. Our proximity to Manhattan makes us a major receiving center in the event of a mass casualty. (The Emergency Department attended many victims on Sept. 11, 2001.)

Our training program incorporates evidence based medicine as a major teaching venue. Dr. Michael Hochberg is the Chair of Emergency Medicine.  He has participated in many national conventions and maintained leadership roles at the Society of Academic Emergency Medicine.

Conference Education

The program has five hours per week of didactic conferences, separate from work rounds and bedside teaching. Residents are excused from clinical responsibilities during all rotations in order to attend conference. Conferences are held every Wednesday from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Features include: 

  • Core Curriculum Lectures
  • Practice Based Learning
  • Case Conference
  • Journal Club/Literature Review
  • Morbidity and Mortality Review
  • Joint Lectures with Internal Medicine, Surgery, Neurology, Pharmacy and Family Practice
  • Trauma Grand Rounds

Guest speakers including Joe Lex, Scott Weingart, David Newman, collaborative interdepartmental as well as inter-disciplinary experiences bring fresh perspectives to the department. Simulation technology and cases are used to reinforce learning.


Program Curriculum

Our Emergency Medicine Residency Training Program has a four-year format, EM-I, EM-II, EM-III and EM-IV. It is approved and fully accredited by the Residency Review Committee (RRC) for Emergency Medicine of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). The program encompasses 48 months of study objectives designed to meet the special requirements for residency training in Emergency Medicine.

All rotations are designed in 4-week blocks. Over the course of four years, two thirds of the time is devoted to Emergency Department rotations (adult, pediatric, trauma). EM-I and EM-II residents will spend 2 blocks in The Brooklyn Hospital Center’s Pediatric Emergency Department.  EM-III and EM-IV residents have a pediatric experience, working a block in the Pediatric Emergency Department at Kings County Hospital Center. There are twelve weeks of elective time during the EM-III (four weeks) and EM-IV (eight weeks) years. Residents receive four weeks of vacation each year.


Apply to Brooklyn EM

Applications to the Residency Training Program in Emergency Medicine are accepted only through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) from the NRMP. If interested in applying, you should contact your medical school Dean’s office regarding the appropriate procedure.

All scores and evaluations must be sent through the ERAS system. Rarely and only upon our request, will we accept direct correspondence from your medical schools. We do not accept grades and/or evaluations directly from applicants. The decision to accept other material independent of the ERAS system is at the sole discretion of the program director. 

Application Timeline

Applications are reviewed in the autumn of each academic year and interview notification is sent via email through the ERAS system. We only accept applicants through the NRMP for our EM1 positions. While the dates vary each year, our program usually adheres to the following timeline:

  • September-January Application Review and Issue Interview Requests 
  • November-February Interviews 
  • February Rank Order List Compiled and Submitted to NRMP 
  • March NRMP Match

Application Requirements

  • USMLE 1 and 2 scores 
  • Medical School Transcript 
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation (Academic Emergency Medicine Physicians recommended) 
  • Dean's Letter 

Contracts and Benefits

As per the NRMP rules and regulations regarding contract and benefits disclosure, we have made them available here.



• Scribes are part of the care team in the ER allowing for more teaching time

• Dedicated Research Associate Program to facilitate research in the department

• Specialty tracks during 3rd/4th year allow residents to focus on long-term career development within Emergency Medicine

• Dynamic conference applying Adult Educational Learning Theory that move away from traditional lecture and focus on application of knowledge and skill.


• Adult Trauma at Level 1 Brookdale Medical Center

• Pediatrics EM at Level 1 Kings County Hospital