- Written by Ethan Abbott
SBH Health System
Department of Emergency Medicine
Fellowship in Social Emergency Medicine
The St. Barnabas Hospital Social Emergency Medicine Fellowship is a one-year program designed to train and educate the fellow in the field of Social Emergency Medicine.
The specialty of Emergency Medicine is ideally situated to study the social determinants of health. This fellowship is designed to research, innovate and implement focused and systemic interventions promoting health equity, to create and perpetuate an organized social emergency medicine research agenda, and to advocate for policy and legislative interventions.
Our location in the south, central Bronx, in New York City’s poorest community, put this fellowship in a unique position to address social, economic, environmental, and legal determinants of health. By partnering with our talented faculty, epidemiologists, researchers, social scientists and community-based organizations, we will better understand and more effectively treat patients in the context of their communities and their lives.
Graduates of this fellowship will learn population health, biostatistics and research design. By the time of graduation, the fellow will be prepared to play a leading role nationally and globally in the development and progression of this exciting sub-specialty of Emergency Medicine.
The section mission is to define the role that emergency medicine can play in the promotion of health equity and the development of innovations that reduces health disparity – locally, nationally and globally.
We will address the social, economic, environmental, and legal determinants of health by partnering with all potential allies in order to understand and treat patients in the context of their communities and their lives.
St. Barnabas Hospital, which is a part of SBH Health System, is a 461-bed, not-for-profit, nonsectarian, acute care community hospital. SBH is a NY State-designated Stroke Center, STEMI Center, AIDS Center and Trauma Center. Our high volume, inner-city Emergency Department sees approximately 90,000 patients per year, including 22,000 patients in our Pediatric ED. We see high rates of trauma, infectious disease, chronic disease and psychopathology. St. Barnabas is one of the oldest health care institutions in the Nation, founded in 1866 as The Home for the Incurables.
As a safety-net hospital, we are dedicated to serving our incredibly diverse and dynamic Bronx community.
Our hospital is the primary clinical affiliate of the CUNY School of Medicine, as well as a clinical affiliate of the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
As an academic institution, St. Barnabas Hospital is home a large number of Residency Programs, and our Department houses an ACGME 4 year Emergency Medicine Residency with 60 residents.
- One Year Fellowship
- Application Deadline: rolling
- Must be US EM Board Eligible/Board Certified
- The Fellow will function clinically as Attending Physician (Fellowship Track) within the SBH Department of Emergency Medicine
- Faculty Privileges at CUNY/Sophie Davis School of Biomedicine
- Full Attending Benefits
Jeffrey Lazar MD MPH
Ms. Leslie Grant
How to Apply
Candidates must have completed an ACGME-approved residency program in Emergency Medicine and be board certified/board eligible in Emergency Medicine. Prior to starting, the applicant must be licensed to practice medicine in the State of New York.
Emphasis is placed on selection of applicants with strong clinical backgrounds with a major interest in teaching and research.
Application requirements include a CV, a letter of interest and 3 letters of reference.
For more information, please contact:
Jeffrey Lazar, MD MPH
Director, Social Emergency Medicine Fellowship
SBH Health System, Department of Emergency Medicine
Goals and Objectives
- regularly scheduled multidisciplinary mentorship in social emergency medicine and population health
- Creation and implementation of a fellowship capstone project
- abstract submission and poster/oral presentation at a national conference
- completion of at least one piece of publication-quality academic writing
- mentorship in manuscript completion and the grant application process
- formal involvement in resident and faculty education and conferences
- mentorship and participation in the advocacy, legislation and public policy
- regional academic emergency medicine lecturing opportunities
- assisting in organizing and delivering Social EM Grand Rounds/Social EM Conference Day
- assisting in the development of a Social EM Residency Specialty Track
- active participation in the development and activities ACEP’s Social EM section