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Emergency medicine programs with the most residency positions


In 2023, FREIDA™ users tallied nearly 2 million views of medical residency programs. With this list of emergency medicine residencies, we draw from the 3,167 first-year positions for emergency medicine and reveal which residency programs offer the most positions.

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Rankings are based on FREIDA™ data updated from Jan. 1-Dec. 31, 2023. FREIDA™, the AMA Residency & Fellowship Database®, allows medical students to search for a residency or fellowship from more than 13,000 programs—all accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.

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Although the first residency training programs in emergency medicine opened their doors over 45 years ago, it has already become one of the most popular specialties in the United States. The reasons are clear: emergency medicine offers an exciting and challenging medical career with good work-life balance, schedule flexibility and patient variety.

While emergency medicine certainly isn’t for everyone, recent data suggests the majority of practicing emergency physicians report high levels of happiness outside of work hours.

  1. University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Program – 26 positions

  2. Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Program – 25 positions

  3. Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell Program – 23 positions

  4. Emory University School of Medicine Program – 22 positions

  5. New York Presbyterian Hospital Program – 22 positions

  6. University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Program – 21 positions

  7. Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Jacobi/Montefiore) Program – 21 positions

  8. Indiana University School of Medicine Program – 21 positions

  9. University of California Davis Health Program – 20 positions

  10. University of Southern California/Los Angeles General Medical Center (USC/LA General) Program – 20 positions

  11. Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai/Morningside/West Program – 20 positions

  12. Yale-New Haven Medical Center Program – 19 positions

  13. Maimonides Medical Center Program – 18 positions

  14. NYU Grossman School of Medicine Program – 18 positions

  15. SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University Program – 18 positions