UChicago EM

Northshore University Health System/University of Chicago Medical Simulation Fellowship

The University of Chicago Medical Simulation Fellowship based at NorthShore University HealthSystem in Evanston, Illinois offers advanced training to Emergency Medicine physicians in simulation-based medical education. It is one-year fellowship to develop skills in the implementation, maintenance, and evaluation of simulation-based educational programs for a variety of learners. Fellows will not only develop a strong foundation on medical education theory and practice but will also learn critical skills in the administration and maintenance of a simulation center. Fellows will be able to focus on medical education or administration based on their individual career goals.

The Grainger Center for Simulation and Innovation (GCSI) based at NorthShore Evanston Hospital is a 13,000 square foot state-of-the-art center that specializes in multidisciplinary simulation education. Here, fellows will be exposed to a variety of simulation techniques as well as multiple modalities. The fellow will be responsible for multiple educational opportunities for residents and medical students from the University of Chicago as well as NorthShore nurses, mid-levels and physicians across multiple disciplines. Fellows gain experience in adult-learning theory simulation, case development, instructor training, conducting simulation courses, assessment and research. GCSI is accredited by the Society for Simulation and Healthcare and the American College of Surgeons. Additionally, GCSI conducts multiple successful external CME level courses for which the fellow can serve as faculty.

The fellowship is also a founding member of the Chicago Simulation Fellowship Collaboration (chicagosimfellowship.com) with Cook County, Rush and Loyola. Fellows participate in monthly academic learning sessions with their co-fellows as well as having the opportunity to participate in simulation education at the other sites.

Fellows will have dedicated time several days a week at GCSI as well as clinical responsibilities in the NorthShore University HealthSystem (NUH) Emergency Department.

Requirement for application is anticipated completion/completion of an ACGME approved Emergency Medicine Training program with board eligibility.

Applications should include an updated CV, two to three letters of recommendation (including one from the PD), and an interest statement.

To inquire further or apply, please use the email: Clare Desmond, MD (Program Director, Simulation Fellowship) at cdesmond@northshore.org and Karen Claybourne (Fellowship Coordinator) at kclaybourne@northshore.org.