The Emergency Medicine Simulation Fellowship at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s and Mount Sinai West is designed to provide advanced training in the emerging field of simulation-based medical education. Our Simulation Center is a fully interdisciplinary medical simulation center that provides training for a wide variety of medical and allied health practitioners at all levels of training. The Simulation Center leadership and faculty include physicians from the Department of Medicine Section of Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Anesthesiology, and Surgery, among others. Most medical simulation activities are held at Mount Sinai West and include education of all participating programs, students, house staff, and ancillary staff from each site.
Our Simulation Fellowship is a one-year mentored fellowship that offers advanced training in simulation teaching, curriculum design, and simulation research. The fellow develops skills in a state-of-the-art simulation center developed at Mount Sinai West. The simulation fellowship is not an ACGME-accredited fellowship as there are no ACGME-accredited fellowships in Medical Simulation. The program is limited to two fellows per year.
Fellows are considered half-time attending faculty and are expected to work an average of 20 clinical hours per week in the emergency department divided among the two sites. Compensation includes a competitive salary based on half-time attending status. In addition to fellowship-related activities, the clinical duties will allow for enhancement of professional skills.
Our objectives include:
- Create and facilitate comprehensive medical simulation scenarios for the Departments of Emergency, Internal Medicine, Surgery, Anesthesia, as well as for medical students on elective and nursing staff
- Learn to effectively educate others through the use of high fidelity medical simulation, ultrasound-integrated simulation, procedural simulation, and disaster code simulation
- Create and implement a simulation curriculum that will enhance medical student and resident education
- Develop technical programming skills necessary to build real-time case scenario algorithms
- Use medical simulation to help reduce medical errors and improve patient care
- Become proficient in managing a high-fidelity academic simulation center
- Foster relationships with leading experts in the field of medical simulation by attending at least one regional and one national simulation meeting