The Yale Medical Simulation Fellowship in Emergency Medicine is a one-year fellowship offered to a qualified Emergency Medicine residency graduate. Fellows will have the opportunity to learn simulation-based education and scholarship in our Yale Center for Healthcare Simulation (YCHS), a joint venture between Yale School of Medicine and Yale-New Haven Health. The 13,000 square foot simulation center includes immersive space for hands-on practice as well as didactic classroom environments. Dr. Evans, Executive Director of YCMS, who received multiple funded grants from DOD and AHRQ, will serve as the overall mentor and assist the fellow in developing his/her research interests.
The primary focus of the fellowship will be on research. The fellow will attend a departmental course in research methods led by the Director of Research and a biostatistician. He/she will meet weekly with the Director of Simulation Research and Fellowship Director, Dr. Ambrose Wong. Current ongoing studies at the center include the use of wearable technologies, stress measurement, human factors, procedural competency, competency-based assessment, and community outreach.
The fellow will receive training in simulation curriculum development including scenario design, in situ simulation, interprofessional education, development of debriefing skills, and exposure to procedural simulation training and education. The fellowship will support attendance at an instructor course in simulation. We conduct the largest simulation program for undergraduate medical students in the US. Medical students begin their simulation curriculum in the first week of medical school. Fellows participate in all aspects of the medical student curriculum.
Fellows will participate in interprofessional simulation education under the guidance of the Director of Interprofessional Simulation. Fellows will also participate in our procedural simulation program under the leadership of Dr. James Bonz, Director of Procedural Simulation.
At YCHS, we are committed to community outreach. Fellows will participate in the Yale Simulation Academy – a longitudinal outreach program for local under-represented New Haven public high school students. Now in its eighth year, the Yale Simulation academy in conjunction with Yale Pathways to Science exposes students to STEM learning and potential careers in the healthcare profession.
The fellow will attend as a Clinical Instructor in the Yale New Haven Hospital Emergency Departments. The fellow will receive competitive pay, a CME budget, four weeks of vacation, and a title of Clinical Instructor.
To apply to the YCMS fellowship, please send an updated CV, letter of intent, and at least two letters of reference via email to the Fellowship Director, Ambrose Wong, MD, MSEd, MHS, by October 1st at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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