Residency Vacancy Services

The SAEM Residency Vacancy Service was established to connect EM residency directors with prospective residents to fill unexpected vacancies in training programs. Programs are invited to notify SAEM of any unexpected vacancies or positions created due to program expansion, etc. and SAEM monitors and updates the listings. Prospective emergency medicine residents may review these listings and contact the residency programs directly.
If you would like a Residency Vacancy listed or if information needs to be updated, please email SAEM at


Brigham and Women’s Hospital / Massachusetts General Hospital  
Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency Program

The Brigham and Women’s Hospital / Massachusetts General Hospital Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency program has an unexpected opening for a well-qualified applicant for a PGY-2 position beginning July 1, 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter. We are seeking a candidate who is interested in joining our four-year Emergency Medicine training program in Boston, MA.

Applicants must be eligible for an ACGME approved PGY-2 Emergency Medicine resident trainee position, in good standing within his/her current training program with program director approval and have no current NRMP Match violations.

All materials must be submitted electronically, via email, to Alexis Werner, Education Administrator.

For consideration applicants should send:  

  • Cover Letter stating interest and reason for leaving current program
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • USMLE Scores (Step 1, Step 2 CK & CS, Step 3 if applicable)
  • Medical School Transcript
  • Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE)
  • 3 letters of recommendation, at least one of which is from the current program director
  • Documentation of rotations already completed in residency training

Please visit our website for more information on our program.  

New York-Presbyterian/Queens

Due to an unexpected vacancy in our current Class of 2019, New York-Presbyterian/Queens will be recruiting for an open PGY-2 position in the Emergency Medicine Residency starting July 1, 2017. Applicants should have already completed or should currently be completing a full post-graduate year in Emergency Medicine. Respectfully, there will be no exceptions to this.

Below is a brief description of our program and institution:

NYP/Queens is a busy, high-volume, high acuity, academic center in the borough of Queens, one of the five boroughs of New York City. It is a member of the prestigious NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System and affiliated with Weill Medical College of Cornell University. NYP/Queens is the receiving hospital for the New York Mets, La Guardia Airport, the USTA, and Flushing Meadows-Corona Park. Our academic faculty consists of over 35 board-certified EM faculty, with multiple subspecialties including Ultrasound, EMS, Critical Care, Simulation, Global Health, and PEM. We are a Level 1 Trauma Center, Primary Stroke Center, and a regional chest pain center with 24/7 PCI. There are currently 3 EM fellowships offered here, including Ultrasound, Administration, and Simulation.

Over the past decade, the hospital has invested heavily in expanding the Emergency Department.  We currently have 85 beds in our Emergency Department. We have a dedicated CT machine, multiple portable up-to-date ultrasound machines, and an electronic medical records system. The volume and acuity of patients continues to grow each year, giving residents training experience in managing emergency department flow. In 2016, over 120K patients visited the NYP/Queens Emergency Department with a very high level of acuity (admission rate of 22 percent compared to the national average of 15 percent).

NYP/Queens is located in Flushing, Queens. It is a 25-minute subway ride from midtown Manhattan. Flushing is a safe, working-class neighborhood in the most culturally diverse county in the United States. The Emergency Department sees patients from every corner of the world who speak over 120 languages.

The program is three years in length and provides comprehensive training in the clinical skills and academic knowledge required to be a leader in emergency medicine. Our redesigned weekly conferences have a focus on resident-led small groups closely supervised by faculty. The weekly conferences include multi-disciplinary lectures with various services, grand rounds with distinguished guest speakers, and a progressive text review. In the past few years, we have incorporated small group learning with a flipped classroom model. The smaller educator:learner ratio has significantly improved the quality of the educational experience. In addition, rigorous learning in the simulation lab is incorporated into every Wednesday conference, allowing for a unique hands-on experience where medical knowledge is applied to clinical skills and procedural competency. Residents also receive training in airway management, procedural sedation, obstetrics, critical care, orthopedics, toxicology, EMS, and EM administration.

Our hospital is one of the most friendly and diverse work environments in New York City. We were pleased to have graduated our first class of residents in 2007, three of which have chosen to stay on as attending physicians. We have graduated a total of 10 classes. Between all of our alumni and current residents, we have created a very large tight-knit group that we all know as our NYPQ family.

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For consideration, applicants should submit the following:

  • Cover Letter indicating your current academic standing, interests, overall experience, and current circumstances
  • Current CV
  • USMLE Scores
  • Medical School Transcript and Diploma
  • Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE)/Dean’s Letter
  • List of rotations/credits already completed in current residency
  • 3 Letters of reference, preferably from core faculty at your current institution (one should be from your current Program Director).

Please send all application materials to I can also be reached via phone at 718-661-7305.

Florida Hospital Emergency Medicine Residency Program (Orlando, FL)

The Florida Hospital Emergency Medicine Residency Program in Orlando, FL has an unexpected opening for a PGY-2 resident, starting July 1, 2017. We are a three-year program.

Applicants must: 1) have successfully completed at least one year in an ACGME accredited Emergency Medicine residency program, 2) be currently enrolled in an Emergency Medicine residency program in good standing and must have program director approval, OR 3) have successfully completed two or more years in an ACGME accredited program in another specialty, be in good standing and have the support of their current program director. 

For consideration, applicants should provide: 

  • A cover letter explaining your interest in this position, previous training including emergency medicine experience and current circumstances
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Letters of evaluation from all former and current Residency Program Directors
  • At least two additional letters of recommendation.  These must reflect your clinical performance within the past two years, preferably including your emergency medicine experience  
  • USMLE Scores (Step 1, Step 2 CK & CS, and Step 3)
  • Medical school documentation including transcript, Medical School Performance Evaluation (MSPE, AKA Dean’s Letter), and diploma
  • A list of rotations completed in the PGY-1 (and subsequent years if applicable)
  • Pertinent additional documentation that supports your application such as Emergency Medicine rotation evaluations during your residency and ABEM In-Training Examination scores may also be submitted.

Inquiries and application materials should be sent to any/all of the following: Program Director, Dr. Dale Birenbaum; Associate Program Director, Dr. Steven Nazario; Assistant Program Director, Dr. Ademola Adewale; or Program Coordinator, Katie Bradford.

Allegheny General Hospital (Pittsburgh, PA)

The Emergency Medicine Residency Program at Allegheny General Hospital is accepting applications for a qualified candidate to start as a PGY2 resident on 7/1/17.

Our program is a three-year residency program located in Pittsburgh, PA with rotations in our busy level I trauma center as well as exposure to community sites. Please visit our website at for further information on our curriculum and other opportunities.  

Applicants must have one year of emergency medicine training in an ACGME-approved residency program, or two years of training in another ACGME-approved training program in another specialty. Applicants must submit the following for consideration: 

  • Cover letter of interest and experience
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • USMLE reports and  In-training exam results  (or equivalent exam if from another specialty)
  • Medical School transcript, diploma, and Medical Student Performance Evaluation (dean’s letter)
  • List of rotations completed in residency  
  • Three letters of recommendation, with at least two from EM faculty
  • Letter of support from training program director
  • Inquiries and application materials may be sent to Mary Beth Reddington, EM Residency Program Coordinator.

Please submit through AGHEMRES@AHN.ORG.

Sparrow-Michigan State University

Sparrow Health System in Lansing will have an unexpected PGY-2 opening beginning July 1, 2017.  Sparrow Hospital-Michigan State University is one of the oldest programs in existence. This is a community-based program that has the feel of both an academic/tertiary care center and a community emergency department.  Sparrow’s 68 bed Emergency Department is a Level I trauma center that sees approximately 100,000 visits a year with a 25,000 visit per year dedicated Pediatric Emergency Department.  The facility has an active Trauma Service, Pediatric Intensive Care unit, Comprehensive Stroke Care, including interventional stroke care.  Sparrow has a high acuity patient population and provides a high volume critical care experience.

Residents also rotate at McLaren Greater Lansing’s 36 bed Emergency Department which serves approximately 45,000 patients annually and offers exposure to pathology typically seen in a community hospital environment. This facility complements the main site very well.  At this site, our residents essentially serve as the trauma team, the stroke team and pediatric intensivist.  This allows our residents to gain experience managing these types of critical patients without immediate specialty backup. This setting provides a great exposure to “bread and butter” emergency medicine.

The program is affiliated with Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and College of Human Medicine offering a unique opportunity for our residents to participate in medical student education, simulation medicine, and hands-on procedural laboratories.

For consideration, applicants should submit the following:

  • Cover Letter stating interest, Emergency Medicine experience, and current circumstances
  • Current CV
  • USMLE Scores (Step 1, Step 2 CK & CS; Step 3 if applicable)
  • Medical School Transcript and Diploma
  • Dean’s Letter
  • A list of rotations completed in the PGY-1 year (or subsequent years if applicable)
  • 3 Letters of recommendation preferably from Emergency Medicine Faculty (one from current Program Director if applicable)

Please contact Renee Day, Program Coordinator for additional information at

Visit our website for more information:

Ohio State University Department of Emergency Medicine

The Ohio State University Department of Emergency Medicine will have an opening for a PGY2 Resident in our EM IM residency program starting on July 1, 2017.  Our new ED (OSU Main) opened in July 2014 and has over 100 treatment spaces with a volume of over 70,000 visits per year.  Our community site (OSU East) has a volume over 50,000 visits per year.  The EM IM Program in the OSU Department of Emergency Medicine has 2 residents per year and started in July of 2013. Our 3-year categorical Emergency Medicine program has 16 residents per year and we offer 8 different fellowship opportunities. In addition our Department of Internal Medicine is highly rated with many divisions ranked by U.S. News and World and Report

The program is located on the campus of The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio which is a vibrant and growing city and is currently the 15th largest city in the United States. 

For consideration, applicants should submit the following:

  • Cover letter stating your interest
  • Current CV
  • USMLE Scores for Step 1, Step 2 and CK & CS and Step 3 if applicable
  • Medial school Transcript
  • Dean’s Letter
  • Rotation list completed through June 2017

3 Letters of recommendation from EM and IM faculty

We will consider candidate through the end of May

Please forward application materials to Jennifer Journy and feel free to contact Jennifer Journy, Program Manager, or Daniel Martin, Program Director for additional information or questions. 

Visit our website at for more information.