Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency (HAEMR)

BIDMC Emergency RoomThe Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) is a three-year program (PGY-1 to PGY-3). The residency is centered at BIDMC’s Level I trauma center, which treats 57,000 patients each year. Residents also rotate at Children's Hospital Boston and Tufts Medical Center in Boston, and nearby community hospitals including Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Needham, Mount Auburn Hospital, Signature Healthcare-Brockton Hospital, Cambridge Health Alliance, St. Vincent Hospital and St. Luke's Hospital. This program also takes advantage of the unique academic opportunities at Harvard Medical School, the Harvard teaching hospitals and the Harvard School of Public Health.

During the clinical experience, residents are closely supervised and given graded responsibility for patient care and ultimately for patient flow in the ED. Additionally, residents are taught how to supervise medical students and other residents and how to teach the practice of Emergency Medicine. Residents teach medical students and prehospital personnel and contribute to the didactic program. Senior residents take on the responsibility of supervising junior residents in the clinical arena.

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Residents also develop the research and academic skills required for a career in academic Emergency Medicine. Participation in research is promoted through a system of mentorship, journal club participation, and a didactic program that teaches research design and statistical methods.

The educational goals of the residency are to promote excellence in the clinical, academic, and administrative aspects of Emergency Medicine. 

Applying to Harvard Emergency Residency

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Applications must be on file by December 15 of the preceding July for entry into the program. BIDMC HAEMR participates in the National Resident Matching Program. 

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Meet Our Current Residents

Our residents come from a variety of backgrounds with experiences and accomplishments ranging from wilderness medicine to the arts and EMS to athletics. 

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Residents are taught how to be outstanding clinicians and learn leadership skills necessary to direct a busy emergency department in any setting.