Virginia Commonwealth Orthopedic Residency Personal Statement

Residency program

Each year, five new resident-physicians are accepted into the orthopaedic surgery residency program to begin their five-year training under the direction of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center in Richmond, Va. A majority of rotations are located at VCU Medical Center, where there are 15 full-time faculty members representing all orthopaedic subspecialties. In addition, residents rotate at other locations in the Richmond area, including Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center and St. Mary’s Hospital. Private subspecialty clinics are located at VCU Medical Center at Stony Point and VCU Sports Medicine Center.


PGY-1 year is divided into 13 four-week rotations, including six in orthopaedics, five in other surgical specialties, and rotations in rheumatology/geriatrics and musculoskeletal radiology. All rotations are under the direction of the orthopaedic surgery department.

PGY-2 through PGY-5

PGY-2 through PGY-5 residents are assigned to services including all orthopaedic subspecialties as well as general orthopaedic rotations (night float and VA rotations). There is an active basic science and clinical research program present. Residents complete a basic science, clinical research and systems-based project prior to graduation.

Benefits for residents

For information about benefits, rules and regulations related to VCU Medical Center residency programs, visit the VCU School of Medicine’s Graduate Medical Education website.

No.1 hospital in Virginia
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No. 34 in orthopaedic surgery
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Emergency Medicine Residency

Department of Emergency Medicine
56-45 Main St. Flushing, NY 11355

Welcome to Emergency Medicine at NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens! This page contains information for medical students interested in applying for residency positions in Emergency Medicine. Please explore the subpages using the links on the left-side menu. 

Contact the Coordinator: Lily Hu, (718) 661-7305

About the Program

Meet the Chairman: Dr. Manish Sharma

Meet the Residency Director: Dr. Saumil Parikh


Dr. Saumil Parikh is the Program Director of the Emergency Medicine Residency at NewYork–Presbyterian/Queens. He completed medical school at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine in Richmond, VA. He went on to complete his residency at Maimonides Medical Center during which he served as chief resident in his last year. Since his graduation from residency, he has served in a number of academic roles. He was the Student Clerkship Director at Maimonides Medical Center. He later went on to become the Assistant and then Associate Residency Director at NYP/Q. He is an experienced emergency medicine physician with a long history as a medical educator. His dedication and commitment to academic emergency medicine resulted in numerous teaching awards, including three awards for Teaching Attending of the Year. Since his time here at NYP/Queens, Dr. Parikh has been successful in flipping the classroom while incorporating small group learning into weekly didactics. In addition, he established Morning Report as a daily educational activity and instituted asynchronous learning. His three-pronged strategy to improve resident performance on the In-Training Exam has proven quite successful. He is also an active member of SAEM, CORD, and ACEP.

The Emergency Medicine residency program accommodates 8 residents per year, is 3 years in length, and follows a post-graduate EM 1-3 format. The residency program is fully accredited by the Residency Review Committee for Emergency Medicine of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). 


Some highlights of our program include:

  • Over 120,000 patient visits annually
  • Level 1 Trauma Center
  • Cardiac Cath Lab
  • Stroke Center 
  • Incredibly diverse patient population and robust clinical experience
  • Receiving hospital for CitiField (NY Mets), La Guardia Airport, and the USTA National Tennis Center
  • Away trauma experience at Ryder Trauma Center (Jackson Memorial Hospital)
  • Progressive didactic curriculum with web-based learning
  • Extensive simulation and scenario-based learning built into each Wednesday conference
  • Small group learning during Wednesday conference (smaller educator:learner ratio)
  • Structured Asynchronous Learning and In-Training Exam Review
  • Oral board simulation
  • Dedicated research time with core faculty
  • International opportunities during elective months
  • Ultrasound division with fellowship training
  • Robust wellness program led by wellness committee
  • Funding for resident attendance/participation at regional and national conferences
  • Simulation Fellowship
  • Administrative Fellowship
  • Ultrasound Fellowship



Applications for Emergency Medicine residency training at NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens are through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) and the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP).

Our program is listed  NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens
The ACGME ID is:  1103531173

Applications will not be reviewed until the following are received:
1. Complete ERAS application
2. Personal Statement
3. Medical School Transcript
4. Three Letters of Reference (2-3 EM SLOE’s preferred)
5. USMLE Scores

Applications will be accepted from September through December.

Interviews will be granted by invitation only October through January.

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