Medical Simulation Fellowship

UA Medical Simulation Fellowship Program

The University of Arizona Department of Emergency Medicine is pleased to offer a one-year Medical Simulation Fellowship training program. This non-ACGME accredited fellowship is designed to provide graduates of an emergency medicine residency program with additional training to become future leaders in medical simulation and education. This fellowship is integrated within the Arizona Simulation Technology and Education Center (ASTEC) at the University of Arizona College of Medicine as an educational training environment.

Our goal is to provide the tools and expertise necessary to run a medical simulation education and research program. The fellow will be trained in all aspects of medical simulation, developing the cognitive and technical skills necessary to employ medical simulation as a part of undergraduate, graduate, continuing, and inter-professional medical education. A prime focus of this fellowship is to develop future leaders in medical simulation and education through faculty development. Fellows may consider concurrently participating in outside programs such as a simulation-based instructor training or the ACEP Teaching Fellowship course during the fellowship year should they desire (requires separate application). Graduates of this fellowship will be equipped with skills required to function competently in the role of a Medical Simulation Program Director in both academic and community settings and as a Medical Simulation Fellowship Director in an academic environment.

Additionally, the fellow will have the opportunity to work in Banner University Medical Center’s two emergency departments, one of which is a Level 1 trauma center, with a combined patient volume of 120,000 annually. The fellow will have teaching responsibilities within the three residency programs (2 categorical EM and 1 combined EM&Peds), as well as participate jointly in resident education and assessment with faculty and fellows in the areas of Critical Care, EMS, Emergency Ultrasound, Toxicology, and Sports Medicine. Involvement in scholarly activity includes a fellow-driven project, as well as participation in projects originating in ASTEC, amongst others.