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The Drexel University College of Medicine Department of Emergency Medicine Residency is an accredited program that was founded in 1971. It is one of the oldest residencies in the country and has played a pivotal role in the advancement of emergency medicine as a medical specialty. Our mission is to develop a highly skilled emergency physician who is fully educated to handle any patient in a variety of clinical situations. Additionally graduates of our program will be suited to further propel the field in academics, research and public policy.

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We are a rigorous three-year training program that selects 15 motivated residents per year who seek to master the field of emergency medicine while simultaneously developing their administrative, teaching and research skills. Through quality training, our program and faculty have a history of producing graduates who go on to be highly successful in the career track of their choice throughout the country.

We welcome your interest and critical review of our graduate training activities in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Drexel University College of Medicine.

Meet a Resident

"Destination Excellence: The View From Residency"
Justin Johnson, MD ’13, Emergency Medicine Resident
Pulse (Winter/Spring 2016)

Residency News

A huge congratulations to the Emergency Medicine Residency SimWars team! On May 13, 2016, Ben Liss, Russell Goldstein, Sara Misthal and Alex Vazzano competed against six other talented teams to win the national championship at the Society of Academic Emergency Medicine in New Orleans.

Andy Godwin, chair of emergency medicine at UF Jacksonville and one of the creators of SimWars, said our residents' management of the simulated mass casualty case was the best run MCI simulation he'd ever seen! This is a testament to these residents' hard work and the quality of training they get every day in our residency at our clinical sites and in the Simulation Lab. Kudos as well to the team's faculty coaches: Jessica Parsons, Emergency Medicine Residency associate program director; Srikala Ponnuru, Emergency Medicine Residency associate program director and Simulation Fellowship program director, and Sharon Griswold, director of the Master of Science in Medical and Healthcare Simulation program.

The team will continue to compete as returning champions at the American College of Emergency Medicine Physician conference in Las Vegas in October.

Winning SimWars Team
L-R: Ben Liss (PGY3), Russell Goldstein (PGY3), Sara Misthal (PGY2) and Alex Vazzano (PGY2)

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Please note that residents and fellows are employed by and insured by the hospital; they are not employees of Drexel University.

Ernest H. Leber, MD, Emergency Medicine Residency

Ernest H. Leber, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor and Medical Director