Emergency Medicine Simulation Fellowship

The Emergency Medicine STAR Center Simulation Fellowship focuses on five major categories of simulation:

  • Principles of adult-learning theory
  • Advantages and limitations of simulation-based education as it applies to health care
  • Simulation case development and curricula development
  • Operational techniques appropriate to a world-class experiential learning center
  • Publishing work in academic journals related to simulation medicine

Fellows in the program will also become knowledgeable in simulation-based technologies, AV system technology and will participate in the daily operations of the STAR Center and actively engage in the team process that’s necessary for the effective functioning of a medical simulation center. Our fellow will have an opportunity to participate in medical student clerkship simulation, emergency medicine residency simulation, faculty level simulation courses, as well as in-situ monthly simulation.

Our fellows will also have a unique opportunity to participate at the Human Emulation, Education, Evaluation, Lab for Patient Safety and Professional Study Center (HELPS), a simulation center operative by Adam Levine, MD and the anesthesia department bi-monthly, as well as North Short PSI simulation center monthly in order to provide unique perspectives of simulation and increase exposure to larger centers and unique operative structures. Fellows will participate in once a month Division Journal Review and also organize and plan “ALL NYC Journal Clubs” with other simulation fellows and faculty every 8 weeks.

Graduates of residency programs (MD or DO) are eligible for the STAR Center Simulation Fellowship. New applicants must have successful completion of the following prerequisites:

  • Applicant must have graduated from an AAMC accredited (or equivalent) medical school and have either graduated from or successful completed the third year of an approved ACGME residency program in emergency medicine
  • Successful completion of USMLE parts 1, 2, and 3 are required
  • A record of achievement in medical education, as provided by letters of reference, publications, teaching evaluations, or prior specialized training or experience in medical education is desired, but not required
  • A pre-admission health review and current immunization record are required before the start of the fellowship. Perspective fellows must pass a criminal background check and drug test

Board certification is not mandated.

Trainees completing the STAR Center Simulation Fellowship are expected to learn and master the skills necessary to effectively:

  • Design and write simulation cases and curricula for medical students, emergency medicine residents, with a minimum number of 12 cases to be submitted during fellowship year
  • Design simulation-based research project, with the completion of one abstract and one published paper during their fellowship
  • Present one grand rounds presentation on simulation and academic projects in May of their fellowship year
  • Incorporate simulation-based experiential training into a larger specialty-based curriculum for Emergency Medicine residents
  • Use newly designed simulation courses as a process-engineering tool to optimize the safety of patient care delivered within an established health care environment
  • Lead a successful simulation center

The application deadline is Oct 15, 2016. To apply, please email Christopher Strother, MD and include:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Letter of Intent
  • Letters of Reference

Interested fellows may also apply for a 2-week elective during summer and fall at the STAR Center.