Emergency Medicine and Acute Care Research Fellowship

Fellows will complete a yearlong curriculum based on the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine’s Medical Education Fellowship criteria.  Our focus is to produce knowledgeable practitioners who can step into a wide variety of academic roles and prepare trainees to take on diverse academic roles, such as educators, curriculum developers, educational researchers, leaders in medical education administration, and advocates for educational excellence. This holistic approach equips graduates with the skills and knowledge they need to lead and shape the future of medical education and healthcare delivery.

 Our trainees will focus on:

  1. Core Medical Knowledge and Clinical Skill Integration: A solid foundation in medical knowledge and clinical skills is essential; integrating a deep understanding of the basic sciences, clinical principles, and diagnostic and treatment modalities into education is foundational.
  2. Pedagogy and Educational Theory: Trainees will study the principles of adult learning theory, curriculum development, and assessment methods.  The fellow will be exposed to various teaching methods, including lectures, small-group discussions, simulation-based training, and online learning platforms.
  3. Clinical Teaching and Supervision: Trainees will expand their knowledge of clinical teaching techniques, including bedside teaching, case-based discussions, and providing effective feedback to learners.  They will also focus on their supervision skills, including how to balance autonomy and oversight for learners at different levels.
  4. Research and Scholarship: Trainees will be exposed to instruction in research methodologies and biostatistics to conduct educational research, and will have opportunities to engage in scholarly activities, such as publishing in medical education journals and presenting at conferences.
  5. Curriculum Development: Practical experience in designing and implementing educational curricula, including core courses, electives, and clerkships, will be a key focus of the fellow’s education, as will implementing strategies to incorporate innovative teaching methods and technology into the curriculum.
  6. Interprofessional Education: the fellow will be exposed to interprofessional education and collaborative practice with healthcare providers from various disciplines, and will implement strategies for fostering teamwork and communication skills among learners.
  7. Leadership and Administration: The fellow will be trained in leadership skills, including program management, budgeting, and strategic planning, and will gain an understanding of accreditation processes and quality improvement in medical education.
  8. Technology-Enhanced Learning: The fellow will be exposed to the use of technology for e-learning and simulation-based training.
  9. Mentorship and Professional Development: The fellow will gain mentorship from experienced educators and leaders in the field, and will also have opportunities to develop their own mentoring skills and guide junior learners.
  10. Continuous Assessment and Feedback: the program will provide regular assessments of trainees’ teaching abilities and educational projects, and constructive feedback and opportunities for improvement.
  11. Longitudinal Integration:  the didactic curriculum is longitudinal, and gives ongoing opportunities for trainees to apply what they’ve learned in real educational settings.
  12. Portfolio Development: Trainees will develop and maintain a portfolio of their teaching and scholarly activities, which can be used for career advancement.
  13. Teaching Practicums and Preceptorships: trainees will have multiple, hands-on teaching experiences under the guidance of experienced educators, as well as opportunities to precept medical students, residents, or fellows in clinical settings.