residents participating in an extrication exercise

The SUNY Upstate EM Residents are seen here participating in the annual Extrication Training. Residents get the opportunity to work with the "jaws of life" and other extrication equipment in the field first hand under the supervision of the Manlius Fire Department.

The Department of Emergency Medicine provides training for:

  • Upstate medical students
  • Residents training in Emergency Medicine
  • Fellows in four distinct Fellowship Programs: Pediatric Emergency Medicine; EMS & Disaster Medicine; Wilderness & Expedition Medicine; Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine.
  • Central New York Community

Medical Students receive training from the Department of Emergency Medicine in all four years of medical school, including an Acting Internship where they participate directly in emergency patient care. Residents and fellows enjoy a specialized curriculum and a multi-disciplinary approach to patient care. For the community, our state-of-the-art simulation and training center, EM-STAT, hosts training for the Central New York EMS community with ongoing specialty classes in Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support and HAZMAT life support.

Emergency Department (ED)
at a Glance

ED physicians staff:

  • Upstate University Hospital Adult & Pediatric ERs
  • Upstate University Hospital at Community Campus ER
  • Veterans Administration ER
  • Regionally Certified Poison Control Center

Upstate University Hospital

  • Adult Emergency Beds: 20
  • Pediatric Emergency Beds: 10

Annual ED Visits

  • Adult Patients: 33,800
  • Pediatric Patients: 22,900

Level 1 Trauma Center (2009)

  • Trauma Patients: 7766
  • Trauma Admissions: 2153
  • Helicopter Transports: 228

Full-time Faculty: 39

Fellowship Program Staffing:

  • 2 Pediatric EM Fellows
  • 1 Hyperbaric Medicine Fellow
  • 1 EMS & Disaster Medicine Fellow

Residency Program Positions:

  • 33 Residents, PGY 1- PGY 3