Academic Fellowship in Simulation & Education

University of Pennsylvania
Date Posted: January 8, 2020

Competition for positions such as Program Director continues to get more difficult and an advanced educational degree has gone from optional to a prerequisite. Our Fellow will have the opportunity to apply for and pursue a Masters in Medical Education from the Top 2 nationally ranked University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education while also pursuing their own educational research and initiatives. Should the applicant be accepted, the Master’s Degree will be funded by the Department of General Surgery. The intent of the fellowship is to equip the selected applicant with the knowledge, experience, and skills required for leadership positions in undergraduate and graduate medical education. This fellowship program has trained surgical residents in education for several years and has established a track record in mentoring educational research, outstanding teachers, and careers in surgical education. Our fellows routinely present at top surgical education meetings including: the Academic Surgical Congress, the American College of Surgeons Accredited Educational Institute Conference, and the International Meeting for Simulation in Healthcare. The fellowship consists of formal training in medical education, teaching residents and medical students, curriculum design and implementation, program evaluation, education research, and simulation as a teaching method. The University has a state of the art simulation center encompassing more than 22,000 square feet. This position is for a current surgical resident or fellow interested in a Surgical Simulation and Education Fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania. This is a funded two-year position for a resident, fellow, or physician in good standing, the applicant must have completed at least two years of surgery residency prior to being accepted. The successful candidate will need to meet institutional requirements and interview with faculty prior to being selected. We are looking for an applicant to start in July but are willing to accept qualified applicants outside of the standard academic cycle. Previous experience in teaching surgical students/residents should be included in your CV. This fellowship primarily is a research focused experience (no clinical rotations). A faculty mentor will work closely with you to identify specific goals for your professional growth and identify a mentoring team. Fellows are also expected to function responsibly and autonomously to further the University of Pennsylvania’s goal of being a world-class surgical education center.

How To Apply

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA // •Physicians (must have completed at least 2 years of a residency) •Open to all specialties but general surgery is preferred APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS // Please include the following in a single email to Dr. Kristoffel Dumon (kristoffel.dumon@pennmedicine.upenn.edu): • Updated CV • Cover letter – illustrate your interest in the program and why simulation education is an important aspect of your career. Include specific simulation projects you would be excited to work on during the fellowship. •(3) Letters of recommendation specifically for this program (one must be from your program director or equivalent)

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