Residency Information

Welcome Future EM Residents!

Here's some information to get you started in the residency application process. The Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM) contains valuable resources for EM applicants, and is an excellent starting point on the road to residency. Check out their website before you do anything else!

Need some answers to important questions? Looking for hard data to back it up? We've got you covered with these articles from the Journal of Academic Emergency Medicine:

Here's an EM Residency Guide PDF document from our own 4th year medical students. Learn about common misconceptions, get some practical advice, and find out what to look for in a residency from the people that matched to one!

If you need more help, feel free to contact the EMIG listserv where we have students, residents, and faculty who are always willing to share their knowledge and experience with you at


A Message to our Medical Students

Paul Ko, MD

Paul Ko, MD, FACEP
Assistant Professor & Medical Director
Undergraduate Medical Education

"The Department of Emergency Medicine is committed to the education and training of Upstate University medical students. The volume of sick and undifferentiated patients that are seen in the Emergency Department each day ensures a broad clinical exposure during each Clerkship rotation. Medical students are exposed to the treatment of complex trauma cases, critical medical and surgical patients as well as to difficult social and ethical issues involved in each patient's care. From these experiences, you will grow in your education and training as a medical student no matter what your future medical specialty of choice may be"