We are pleased to offer a one year fellowship in Medical Simulation and Patient Safety, and we recruit one fellow annually. In addition to developing a broad portfolio of simulation cases, the sim fellow teaches at our annual cadaver lab, leads wilderness medicine simulation, and attends a prestigious simulation instructor training course.
The fellowship largely focuses on resident education, and the fellow plays an important role in the educational design process. In addition, the fellow leads simulation sessions for both medical students and emergency medicine faculty.
MedStar is a large, complex healthcare system hosting nearly 100 training programs, and our fellow has opportunities to teach, collaborate with, and learn from simulation experts in a diverse array of medical specialties and related disciplines.
Our fellow works directly with patient safety and human factors-focused EM faculty, who are leaders at the National Center for Human Factors in Healthcare, an organization with national and worldwide expertise in patient safety and with a healthy portfolio of federally funded research projects.
The Georgetown/MedStar Emergency Simulation & Safety Fellowship is a one year program designed for graduates of ACGME approved Emergency Medicine residency programs. Candidates will be board certified or board eligible in Emergency Medicine through ABEM or AOBEM prior to matriculation.
We have two high-tech simulation centers in Washington, DC and Baltimore. There are also many in situ teaching opportunities at the ten hospitals within the MedStar Health system. The fellow will be integrated into our education technology group of MedStar Health, the Simulation Training and Education Lab (SiTEL). SiTEL’s academic partners include the Georgetown University School of Medicine, the MedStar Health Office of Graduate Medical Education, the MedStar Health Research Institute, and the National Center for Human Factors Engineering in Healthcare.
Our fellow will be mentored by our core Emergency Medicine Residency and Simulation faculty to learn how to use simulation effectively in education. They will be involved in all aspects of Emergency Medicine simulation: