Emergency Medicine Residency

EM Residency Welcome Page

Welcome to the Rutgers Health/Robert Wood Johnson Emergency Medicine Residency Page!

Thank you for visiting the Rutgers Health/Robert Wood Johnson Emergency Medicine Residency website. We are a PGY 1-3 year program based at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, New Jersey, with a mission to train our residents to become compassionate emergency medicine physicians who will confidently and competently provide evidence-based, cost effective care to every patient that presents to them. Our focus is to provide a positive, supervised, intense learning experience in the management of all types of emergent patients.

Our primary teaching site is Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital New Brunswick, a Level 1 trauma center, a comprehensive stroke center, a comprehensive cancer center, as well as the first pediatric trauma center in New Jersey. We distinguish ourselves by being a small, tight-knit program in an academic tertiary referral center that is also affiliated with a large state research university. By virtue of our location and hospital status, we provide care for a diverse range of patients. In our department, at any given time, there will be patients encompassing the range of socio-economic classes with many ethnicities represented. We focus on the clinical preparation of our residents such that upon graduation they feel comfortable practicing EM in almost any setting imaginable. We also take pride in providing multiple educational, research, and administrative opportunities for our residents to further develop and hone individual interests in EM, and specialized roles in either academic or community medicine. Our faculty is both diverse and stable. Many of us take pride of ownership, having taken jobs at RWJUH pre-dating the EM residency, with the goal of assisting in the start of the program and in shaping each and every EM resident that has come through our doors.

Outside of residency, the city of New Brunswick and surrounding towns offer a plethora of activities, food, and entertainment opportunities in your time off. There are great sections of town that reflect our status as the flagship campus of Rutgers, and all the activities that come along with a great college town, and also sections of town that reflect its status as the headquarters for Johnson & Johnson. For the more urban minded, both New York City and Philadelphia are a short hop in the car or on the train away, while there is also the Jersey Shore, beaches, numerous parks, hiking trails, and other outdoor activities for those less enamored with the urban jungle. There are a plethora of locations to socialize with your friends, family and co-residents, both in and out of the program, and a range of close, affordable housing. In short, there is something here for everyone to enjoy.

Thanks again for spending time on our site.

Grant Wei, MD

Program Director