The fellow will contribute to all facets of our operation, including curriculum design, scenario development, course delivery, didactics, technology procurement and maintenance, research and community outreach. The fellowship experience significantly enhances the fellow's understanding of and skills in the general principles of adult medical education while establishing him or her as a leader in the field.

The goals of the program are:

  • To educate and develop clinicians who wish to gain specialized skills in the field of simulation medicine and become an expert in this domain as their academic pursuit and/or direct a simulation operation;
  • To expose interested clinicians to a variety of simulation medicine curriculum development techniques;
  • To develop clinician-educators who will effectively incorporate simulation curricula into the training and assessment of medical students, residents, nurses, allied health personnel and practicing physicians of all specialties;
  • To become familiar with the purpose and goals of simulation education as it relates to patient safety, risk management and increased learner retention;To foster research in patient safety and quality improvement initiatives using simulation medicine technologies.

During the course of the fellowship:

  • The fellow will become proficient in the use and programming of the available task trainers, high-technology mannequins, and other hardware and software available in the Simulation Center;
  • The fellow will assist in the development of curriculum design projects undertaken by the Simulation Center and gradually take a lead role in curriculum design;
  • The fellow will participate in research to explore the impact of simulation-based training on patient safety and/or quality improvement;
  • The fellow will become familiar with the national trends in simulation medicine and the increasing scope of its use;
  • The fellow will understand the capabilities of the various simulation technologies available including task training, high technology simulation, virtual reality training, and standardized patient training;
  • The fellow will develop a working understanding of the concepts of team training, team dynamics, and closed loop communication as it relates to team based scenarios.

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