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Scott Leuchten, MD
Emergency Medicine Program Director
Welcome. Thank you for your interest in the Emergency Medicine Residency at St Barnabas Hospital. It is my honor to serve as program director for this program.
The residency is a four year ACGME accredited Emergency Medicine program that faithfully serves a vibrant community in the Bronx. The hospital is a Level II Trauma Center, Stroke Center and STEMI Center. We have strong department divisions especially in Toxicology, Ultrasound, Simulation and Pediatrics. We utilize the NYC resources with rotations with the New York Poison Center, FDNY for EMS and Children’s Hospital of Montefiore. We have a dedicated and nurturing faculty that is invested in the residency. We provide a strong didactic program with a blossoming wellness program.
The emergency medicine residency is a fundamental pillar of the hospital and has been educating residents since 1991. With over 300 alumni, our graduates are well represented in leadership, community and education positions throughout the country. The program built on a solid educational experience at St Barnabas continues to develop dynamic, novel approaches to resident education. We have recently introduced tracks, allowing residents to seek opportunities and provide an ability to steer their education in Emergency Medicine while in residency, including International/Social Medicine, Ultrasound, Critical Care and Education.
We have a primary affiliation with CUNY School of Medicine and act as their primary clinical site. We also have an affiliation with NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine. Our program has also obtained osteopathic recognition with the ACGME.
Geographically, we are located in the Belmont section of the Bronx, at the end of Arthur Avenue, near both the Bronx Zoo and the Bronx Botanical Gardens, and a quick train ride from downtown Manhattan. Additionally, the cultural and social benefits of the Bronx and the rest of NYC are all a short distance away. Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, and the suburbs of NYC are all readily accessible through public transportation and have an inexhaustible array of activities to satisfy whatever you enjoy.
The St Barnabas Emergency Medicine Program is a dynamic training program that will prepare you for a career in Emergency Medicine. Thank you for your interest and feel to reach out to me for more information.