Residency Life


We are extremely excited to welcome our new interns to the Yale EM family!


Learn More About Them Here!

The Yale Emergency Medicine Residency Program strives for excellence in all areas. Starting this year, we will be offering a scholarship to underrepresented minorities accepted for a sub-internship or ultrasound rotation at the Yale Emergency Medicine Program.
This scholarship will provide up to $1500 to assist in travel, lodging, & associated application fees while rotating at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Preference given to those rotating during the earlier academic months.
If interested, applicants should email their CV and a statement explaining their interests in leadership and academics at the time of their VSAS submission to Lisa Courtney at For questions please also contact

Another Match Day is in the books, and we are beyond stoked to welcome the Class of 2020 to the Yale Emergency Medicine Family!
Enjoy the rest of your last year of medical school, and we will see you in June!

The Emergency Medicine In-Training Exam at Yale will take place tomorrow, Wednesday, February 24.

Please arrive on time at 8:15am at 300 George Street in room 157 IFE so that you can get breakfast, get settled, and then we can take a group picture.
After the exam, from 12:30 to 4pm for those of you who are not working clinically, there is lunch and decompression time at Cask Republic, so please be sure to join us.
Good luck tomorrow everyone!


  Everyone should have wellness on their minds after the 2016 Emergency Medicine Wellness Week™ created by ACEP. The goal of this program was to remind all emergency physicians and our colleagues to take time for self-renew while working the long and at times very difficult hours inherent in our careers.


  Wellness initiatives such as this one have popped-up in multiple venues in the past four years—from financial companies to medical schools, and even many residency programs—indicating a new emphasis on work-life balance to decrease burnout. Aptly, this comes in the face of increasing publicity of the rates of burnout, depression, and suicide within the medical profession. Some 400 doctors commit suicide every year. Depression is common in medical students and residents, with 15-30% of them screening positive for depressive symptoms. One Australian study estimated rates of physician suicide were twice that of the general population.

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Congratulations to Dr. Jacob Schoeneck for being named Resident of the Month for 2016!
The following are written comments about Dr. Schoeneck’s professionalism and medical care:

    “I have been very impressed with Jake Schoeneck. He works hard, has a great attitude, has good clinical judgement. His plans are well backed up and when we differ we can discuss and get on the same track. He’s pretty fast and can pick up a lot before I start seeing people on my own. “
    “Jake is a hard worker and provides excellent and efficient care to his patients. He has a calming demeanor and great leadership potential. He is always willing to help out a colleague or the residency.”
    “Jake has excellent clinical acumen and I can count on his clinical assessments before seeing patients. Not only is he extremely thoughtful in the medical care he provides, he is also an dynamic learner with a flexible attitude. It is always a pleasure when he is on a shift.”

Emergency Medicine Lectures will take place at Yale on Wednesday, January 27th in Harkness Auditorium beginning at 9:00am. Breakfast will be served.

Top: Charon by Gustavo Doré for Dante’s Inferno. Plate IX: Canto III: Arrival of Charon via Wikimedia Commons


    12pm – Palliative Care: Conflict Management, Cultural & Spiritual Considerations – Drs. Varga & Steiner

Congratulations to Chief Resident, Dan Savage, for winning the Best Resident Paper presented at ACEP in Boston last October for his presentation on, “Emergency Medicine Clinical Practice Guidelines: Evidence Based or Expert Consensus?”
Now get that manuscript to the editors!

Congratulations to Matthew Dolan, PGY3, for being one of two winners of this year’s ACEP Wilderness Medicine Section Photo Contest for his composition, Milky Way Over the Campgrounds! The shot was taken while camping at Cherry Springs State Park in Coudersport, PA.
Make sure to click on the image to see it in full resolution. What a beautiful night and what a beautiful shot!

Hooray! Please make sure to congratulate Dr. Andrea Koploy the next time you see her on being named Resident of the Month for July!
Here are some of the things that residents and attendings said in support of Dr. Koploy’s nomination:
“She has started her year adjusting quickly to the senior role. She knows her patients well, is able to run the department with minimal assistance. Overall has been doing a great job.”
“ANDREA. OBVIOUSLY. she’s kind, dedicated and awesome. Great team player. I could go on but it’s such a clear choice.”
“Working with Andrea is such a pleasure! Friendly, compassionate, and hardworking towards patients care, communication with family, and her support of all of her teammates.”

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