The WISH ACS-AEI Simulation Fellowship
The goal of the Carlos Pellegrini and Brant Oelschlager Endowed Fellowship in Simulation Training is to provide a foundation for creating international leaders in development, evaluation, and delivery of medical education curricula enhanced by simulation technologies. Upon completion of this one-year fellowship, the Simulation Fellow will be facile in simulation education theory and practice and will have developed their own technical skills through an array of simulation activities. The Fellow will be involved in simulation classes for medical students and residents as well as in the design and implementation of all surgical simulation activities. Robert Sweet, MD, FACS, Professor of Urology, Executive Director of WISH and CREST, and Medical Director of the Kidney Stone Program at the University of Washington serves as the Director and overall mentor for the Fellowship Program.
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Applicants must be an MD and be enrolled or have completed a residency in any surgically-oriented field. International candidates with the intent on developing a simulation center/program in their home country are encouraged to apply; evidence from the candidate’s institution indicating their wish for applicant to lead their SIM program is required. Applications are currently being accepted with an anticipated start of Fall 2018.
HOW TO APPLY
Applicants are asked to provide the following:
A current curriculum vitae;
A personal statement explaining why they are pursing this fellowship;
A letter of recommendation from their institution (including their interest for the applicant to lead their SIM program);
A letter of recommendation from a colleague;
If English is a second language, TOEFL or IELTS exam scores.
For more information or to apply for this position, please contact:
Executive Assistant to Dr. Robert Sweet
University of Washington
1959 NE Pacific St. Box 356410
Seattle WA, 98195
During the fellowship year the fellow is generally expected to direct forty percent of their efforts toward curriculum development, forty percent toward research, and twenty percent to personal skill building. By the end of the fellowship year they are expected to accomplish the following goals:
In Curriculum Development:
Develop five full curricula with at least one scenario;
Set up and help teach for all surgical simulation courses;
Establish a blue print for the development of a simulation center at your institution using the ACS criteria as a model;
Be an active member of the curriculum and assessment council (or equivalent).
Publish three papers;
Design one simulator - click to learn more about the simulation research and development lab at UW - CREST;
Execute at least one multi-center validity study.
In Personal Skill Building:
An individual plan will created and tailored to each individual’s needs.
Click on the images below for first-hand accounts of past fellows.