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Unique Educational Experiences

At Upstate, residents and fellows have taken advantage of unique educational opportunities, including:

Vehicle Extrication Training

Extrication (a complex, technically difficult and physically demanding task aimed at removing a critically injured victim from a tangled mess that once was a car) is a concept that is relatively clear and understood by a majority of Prehospital care providers. Exactly what is required to perform this task may not be fully understood or appreciated by a number of Emergency Physicians, who by and large work within the relatively sterile confines of a climate controlled Emergency Department (ED). As unwieldly as ED situations can become, they are rarely similar to anything that confronts EMS.

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Physician staffing at mass gathering events

  • The New York State Fair
  • The Syracuse Iron Man Races
  • Events at the Syracuse Carrier Dome, including Syracuse University football and basketball games, the Harlem Globetrotters performance and musical concerts

Annual Emergency Medicine Conferences

  • New York State American College of Emergency Physician (ACEP) Conference
  • National ACEP Conference

Presenting at Annual Upstate Conferences

  • Toxicology
  • Pediatrics
  • Contemporary Issues in Emergency Medicine


  • High technology simulation training at our EM-STAT Center.
  • Training and instructor certification in:
    • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
    • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
    • Advanced Trauma Life Support Training (ATLS)
  • Toxicology at the New York State Poison Control Center


resident with young patient

International Elective Opportunities

Our Residents have studied Emergency Medicine abroad in these locations:

  • Africa
  • Honduras
  • India
  • St. Lucia
  • Everest Base Camp
  • China
  • Ghana