1. Residencies & Fellowships
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The Simulation Teaching and Research Center Fellowship

The Simulation Teaching and Research (STAR) Center Fellowship at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai focuses on preparing the next generation of physician-educators. Fellows learn all aspects of education through a combination of undergraduate, resident, faculty, and interprofessional simulation and medical education programs. Accredited by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH) and approved by the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM), the two-year fellowship covers principles of adult-learning theory, simulation design and development, implementation of medical education programs, debriefing, and learner assessment.

Fellows in the program become knowledgeable in simulation-based learning theory, manikin operations, and audio-visual system technologies. They will also participate in the daily operations of the Simulation Teaching and Research Center, taking a lead role in educating students, residents, and faculty. Our fellows work with leaders in medical education and residency programs and are encouraged to publish their work in peer-reviewed journals and present at local and national conferences.

The Simulation Teaching and Research Center fellows have access to dedicated faculty members, including Christopher Strother, MD, and Jared M. Kutzin, DNP, MS, MPH, RN, who will work closely with you to identify your specific goals, foster your professional growth, and help you build a mentorship team. During the two-year fellowship, you will also be exposed to unique growth opportunities, including:

Medical Education Exposure

  • Learn alongside other Emergency Medicine fellows in The Mount Sinai Hospital Emergency Department
  • Integrate into undergraduate and graduate medical education committees
  • Learn medical student and resident teaching
  • Attend medical education resident senior track meetings and readings

Simulation Exposure

  • Learn from clerkship, resident, and medical student simulation programs
  • Participate in faculty simulation programs, including in situ, clinical debriefing, procedural, and cognitive skills modules
  • Attend monthly journal/chapter reviews and didactics
  • Attend simulation division meetings and journal club


  • Earn a master’s degree in Health Professions Education from Massachusetts General Hospita
  • Earn a Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator certification from Society for Simulation in Healthcare
  • Attend the International Meeting for Simulation in Healthcare Conference
  • Join the Harvard Macy Medical Education Program

Grantsmanship and Development

  • Participate in the Department of Emergency Medicine’s research lecture core (T32 and K12 programs)
  • Mentorship in writing and submitting education grants

Residency Leadership Training

  • Participate in residency leadership meetings and all aspects of residency administration, including resident evaluation (including clinical competency committees) and remediation, curriculum development, and recruitment

Academic Products

  • Develop an education portfolio including rigorously designed, mentored projects in your area(s) of interest
  • Complete and submit manuscripts/curricula for publication and presentation
  • Participate in the organizing committees for regional and national meetings
  • Participate in Grand Rounds in the Mount Sinai Health System and invited Grand Rounds regionally


Fellows are considered half-time attending faculty and are expected to work an average of 20 clinical hours per week in the Emergency Department at The Mount Sinai Hospital. Fellows receive a competitive salary based on half-time attending status, as well as Continuing Medical Education funds from the Department of Emergency Medicine.

Conference fees are reimbursed for accepted research abstracts and oral presentations, and for participation in specific simulation-related activities.


Graduates of emergency medicine and pediatric emergency medicine residency programs (MD or DO) are eligible for the STAR Center Fellowship. New applicants must have completed the following prerequisites:

  • Applicant must have graduated from an Association of American Medical Colleges-accredited (or equivalent) medical school and have either graduated from or successfully completed the third year of an approved Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education residency program in emergency medicine or fellowship in pediatric emergency medicine before their planned start date
  • Successful completion of United States Medical Licensing Examination parts 1, 2, and 3
  • 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 preadmission health review and current immunization record are required before the start of the fellowship. Prospective fellows must pass a criminal background check and drug test. Board certification is not mandated.

The application period opens June 1 and is open until the position is filled. To apply, please email STAR@mountsinai.org with “Simulation Fellowship Application” in the subject line and include:

  • Curriculum vitae/resume
  • Personal statement (1-2 pages)
  • Three letters of reference (one must be from your program director or immediate supervisor)

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