Simulation Medicine Fellowship (Minnesota)

The Mayo Clinic Multidisciplinary Simulation Center in Rochester, Minnesota, has a new Simulation Medicine Fellowship. This fellowship has one available position for either a one- or two-year term — starting July 2017 to June 2018, or through June 2019.

Directing the fellowship, which is officially titled the Hanson Foundation Fellowship in Simulation Medicine, are David R. Farley, M.D., and Torrey A. Laack, M.D.

This fellowship focuses on:

  • Principles of adult learning theory
  • Advantages and limitations of simulation-based education as it applies to health care
  • Simulation typology
  • Operational techniques appropriate to a world-class experiential learning center
  • Publishing work in academic journals related to simulation medicine

Fellows in the program will also become knowledgeable in simulation-based technologies, participate in the daily operations of the Mayo Clinic Multidisciplinary Simulation Center, and actively engage in the team process that's necessary for the effective functioning of a medical simulation center.

Fellows in the program have the opportunity to earn a master's degree in clinical and translational science.

Components emphasized

  • Experiential learning theory
  • Adult learning theory
  • Leadership theory
  • Organizational theory
  • Motivational theory
  • Assessment theory
  • Application of theories addressed
  • History of simulation

Skills emphasized

  • Teaching and facilitation
  • Academic and scientific writing
  • Research
  • Leadership
  • Grantsmanship
  • Instructional design
  • Budgeting
  • Interpersonal communications
  • Accreditation
  • Activism
  • Mentorship
  • Networking
  • Simulation technology
  • Management


Trainees completing the Simulation Medicine Fellowship are expected to learn and master the skills necessary to effectively:

  • Design and write a simulation-based research project
  • Lead a successful simulation center
  • Incorporate simulation-based experiential training into a larger specialty-based curriculum
  • Use newly designed simulation courses as a process-engineering tool to optimize the safety of patient care delivered within an established health care environment
  • Integrate into simulation-based societal functions
  • Develop poise and prowess in presentations to national and international audiences


College graduates who are pursuing or have already completed an advanced degree and training in academic medicine, such as physicians, fellows, residents, nurses and other advanced allied health personnel are eligible for the Simulation Medicine Fellowship.

A pre-admission health review and current immunization record are required before the start of the fellowship. Prospective fellows must pass a criminal background check and drug screening.

Application process and deadline

The application deadline is Dec. 15, 2016. To apply, complete the application (Word document).

Send your completed application to:

  1. Jean M. Putzier
    1. Mayo Clinic Multidisciplinary Simulation Center
      200 First St. SW
      Rochester, MN 55905


If you have questions about completing the application or the application process, contact:

  1. Jean M. Putzier
    1. Phone: 507-266-0684
    2. Email:

For more information about the Simulation Medicine Fellowship, contact:

  1. David R. Farley, M.D.
    1. Simulation Medicine Fellowship Director
    2. Email:
Sept. 12, 2017