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Emergency Medicine

Specialty Description

A physician who specializes in Emergency Medicine focuses on the immediate decision making and action necessary to prevent death or any further disability both in the pre-hospital setting by directing emergency medical technicians and in the emergency department. The emergency physician provides immediate recognition, evaluation, care, stabilization and disposition of a generally diversified population of adult and pediatric patients in response to acute illness and injury. (Source: AAMC)

Pathway Director

Michael Pasirstein, MD


Ashlee Scott

Drexel Fourth Year Discipline-Based Pathway System

Drexel and Clinical Site Residency Programs

Drexel Medical Student Interest Group

Emergency Medicine Interest Group: emig.drexelmed@gmail.com

Time Requirement

The format of residency training emergency medicine varies. There are three year programs (PGY1-3) and four year programs (PGY1-4). There are also several five year combined training programs (EM/IM, EM/FP, EM/Peds). Additional training from 1-2 years is required to be certified in the subspecialty areas.


National Organizations

The national specialty organizations can provide medical students with excellent resources as well as updates on current activities within the field, conferences, and on-going research opportunities and research funding.

Residency Application and Match Info*

ERAS - Application Services

NRMP - Matching Program

Data National Statistic DUCoM
Average Application Count by Specialty (2020)**   50.8
Mean Number of programs ranked in matched specialty (2018-2020)*** 14.4 14.1
Drexel Match Data -- 2014 - 2015 - 2016 - 2017 - 2018 - 2019 - 2020

*The number of applications and programs ranked will vary based on many factors. Students should seek advice from their Pathway Advisor and/or their Student Affairs Career Advisor in conjunction with the data above.
**Data drawn from ERAS data
*** Data drawn from NRMP Characterstics of Matched Seniors

AAMC - Careers in Medicine

General Information:Careers in Medicine
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