- Written by Ethan Abbott
The Department of Emergency Medicine actively supports and encourages Resident and Faculty participation in Global Health. A number of faculty have clinical experience working and volunteering abroad, everywhere from Antarctica to Haiti to Zambia. The Department’s administration is highly supportive of international work.
SBH is proud to have residents who have earned the prestigious Yale/Stanford Johnson & Johnson Global Health Scholarship consecutively since 2017. This scholarship provides fully-funded travel and mentored work sites for 6 weeks of work in either Uganda or South Africa.
2017- Dr. Daniel Katzin
2018- Dr. Duc Tran
2019- Dr. Zachary Blankenship
2020- Dr. Stanton Jasicki
2021- Dr. Lyubov Nisenbaum
Our global health work extends to our home community in the Bronx, with additional initiatives focusing on local social emergency medicine. The residency recognizes the interleaving of these two aspects of emergency medicine through the Global and Local Social Emergency Medicine Track (GLOSEM).
The purpose of this track is to provide the EM Resident with more extensive experience, education and expertise in the role that the specialty and practitioners of Emergency Medicine can play in the promotion of health equity and the elimination of health disparities in our community both nationally and globally. Track participants will gain an increased understanding and appreciation of the nascent field of Social Emergency Medicine, and how social determinants of health impact public health and Emergency Medicine both at home and abroad.
The SBHEM residency actively trains all of our residents for work in the international setting through themed conference days devoted to Global and Social Emergency Medicine with a focus on inspiring our residents to pursue the rewarding work of providing healthcare in under-resourced settings.
The SBH Department of Emergency Medicine recognizes international medicine/global health as a growing and dynamic sub-specialty of Emergency Medicine, and we are excited to continue to grow and develop in this area.