Simulation Medicine Fellowship (Arizona)

The Multidisciplinary Simulation Center at Mayo Clinic's campus in Phoenix, Arizona, offers a one-year Simulation Medicine Fellowship. This fellowship has one available position from August 2018 through August 2019.

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 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.

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

Outcomes

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

Prerequisites

Those eligible for the Simulation Medicine Fellowship include 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.

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 May 1, 2018. To apply, complete the application (Word document). Send your completed application to Cynthia R. Merrill.

Contact

If you have questions about completing the application or the application process, contact Cynthia R. Merrill.

Dec. 14, 2017